Buxton International Festival

Bettany Hughes

Venus & AphroditePavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations, award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes explains why the ancient goddess Venus – called Aphrodite by the Greeks – endures through to the twenty-first century, and what her journey through time reveals about what matters to us as humans.

On her voyage of discovery to reveal the truth behind Venus, Bettany reveals how this mythological figure is so much more than nudity, romance and sex. It is both the remarkable story of one of antiquity’s most potent forces and the story of human desire - how it transforms who we are and how we behave.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12