Monday, April 30 2012 at 7:30PM
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The Hackney Attic
270 Mare Street
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Please note this is now April 30th, not April 23rd!
Deborah Hyde will tell us about cultural aspects of the religious and superstitious experience. For example:
- Why do the dead chew in their graves?
- Why do vampires strike in autumn?
- Why do ghosts live in electric clocks?
A deliciously gory, funny talk full of the unexpected, we'll hear about the history and folklore of the macabre, a subject about which Deborah has been writing about for eighteen years.
Deborah is working on a book called "Unnatural Predators" and blogs on belief in the supernatural at Jourdemayne, but often suffers from mission creep. (The original Jourdemayne was a witch burnt at the stake in 1441; she was often sought by many, including the powerful, for her knowledge of dark matters.) She's also one of the organisers of Westminster Skeptics and is Managing Editor of the Skeptic Magazine. Her daytime, grown-up job is a makeup effects coordinator in the film industry – more vampires and zombies, then.