Talk | 13 Sep 17

Revolutionary Ride: Lois Pryce

Talk | 13 Sep 17

Revolutionary Ride: Lois Pryce

Journalist Lois Pryce shares stories from her journey from Tabriz to Shiraz, to uncover the heart and complexities of contemporary Iran.

A mysterious note left on a motorcycle begins a mind-opening journey across the complexities and wonders of one of the countries Agatha Christie most loved. In her new book Revolutionary Ride, author and travel writer, Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000 mile solo motorcycle journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country. She explores Iran’s past and how it has shaped its present, and how the West’s relations with Iran have created an image of the country that is wildly out of step with its reality – religious yet hedonistic, practical yet poetic, modern yet rooted in tradition. Incorporating photographs, film and music from her journey, Lois will discuss how this trip not only changed her outlook on Iran and the Islamic world, but also served to reinforce her belief in the power of ‘vulnerable travel’.