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Urban Legends of the London Underground

Just as fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone London’s urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground.


Just as fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone London’s urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground.

Plague pits seethe beneath your feet in the most unlikely places, corpses ride on the tube and news of enemy bomb attacks are never further than a trip to the shops away. Some of these urban legends are older than they appear; others are new stories posing as history.

Scott Wood will tell these contemporary folk-stories, map them across London and then take them pieces of apart to show you what they’re really made of.

Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, the author of the (occasional) Fortean London column for Londonist and co-organiser & host of the London Fortean Society.

All are welcome. Each LFS evening begins with the Fortmanteau: our monthly summary of strange news stories. This month our Fortmanteau-ist will be the returning Jude Cowan Montague.


Speaker(s):

Author Scott Wood | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

28 November 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

7.45 for 8pm start. £3/£2 concessions

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