Sunday, April 30, 2006

Were-Tigers and Jack-in-the-Green

It’s May Day and time to enjoy traditional working-class customs like getting drunk with a bloke dressed as a hedge.

SELFS-folk have been going along to the Deptford Jack in the Green for two years now and it’s always fantastic fun (see pictures from previous years).

Meanwhile at SELFS we’ll be talking about men in Sumatra who take on the aspects of tigers. “Were-tigers” are a quick and simple way to describe a world of living jungle-shamanism and communication with the cat spirits. I won’t be about, as I did this. Andy Worthington will be introducing. Be nice to him.

8th May: Jon Hare - The Were-Tigers of Sumatra.
Centre for Fortean Zoology member Jon Hare encountered the “were-tigers” while searching for ape-men in Sumatra. This is his first hand tale of living shamanism, martial arts and spirit cats.

South East London Folklore Society meets every second Monday of the month upstairs at The Spanish Galleon, 48 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL. Talks start at 8.00pm and costs £2.50 / £1.50 concessions.Greenwich Mainline & DLR: Turn left from the main exit, walk about 5-10 minutes, the Galleon is on your right, at the cross-roads.

Cutty Sark DLR: Turn left from the station, right when you get to the road, the Spanish Galleon is across the road.Buses: 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386.

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