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Fortean London: Magic, Mazes, Marshes and a Curse on Eddie and the Hot Rods!

Rob Stephenson on London’s Lost Labyrinths 
Kate Griffin: London Magic and Inspiration
Peter Watts: A Curse on Eddie and the Hot Rods!
Gareth E Rees: Atemporal Hallucinations in East London’s Marshes


Rob Stephenson: London's Lost Labyrinths
Spiralling out from the centre of London is a serpent of long-forgotten labyrinth and maze sites. The locations are now only recoverable from dusty tomes or by studying the contorted faces of those that unwittingly live above their former locations. Our speaker, former host of the London Earth Mysteries Circle, has trod that twisted path and will reveal all.

Peter Watts: A Curse on Eddie and the Hot Rods
Peter Watts, writer of the great Great Wen London blog, tells the mysterious story of how Aleister Crowley's curse ended the career of a London pub-rock band.

Gareth E. Rees: Haunted by Time: Atemporal Hallucinations in East London’s Marshes
The talk will reveal some of Gareth's strange impressions and intimations while walking this inner city wilderness and attempt to explain the strange warping effect the landscape has on your sense of chronology, inspiring visions of prehistorical monsters (crocodiles, bears, sabre tooth tigers), post-apocalyptic futures, and memories of wars and industrial revolutions you've never experienced.
Gareth is the author of forthcoming novel 'Marshland', and The Marshman Chronicles, a blog about Hackney, Walthamstow and Leyton marshes.

All are welcome. Each London Fortean Society evening begins with the Fortmanteau: our monthly summary of strange news stories


Speaker(s):

Rob Stephenson | talks | www
Kate Griffin | talks | www
Peter Watts | talks | www
Gareth E Rees | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 September 2013 at 8:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Bell
50 Middlesex Street
London
E1 7EX
0207 247 3459
http://www.thebellpub.co.uk/i
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Organised by:

London Fortean Society
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Tickets:

£3 / £2 concessions

Available from:

the door

Additional Information:

Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East stations

7.30 start. £3/£2 concessions

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