Wednesday, June 04, 2008

London Folklore Today

A real treat at South East London Folklore Society next week, with host Scott Wood's talk on Adventures in Urban Folklore. Scott will be 'going through the contemporary ritual year in London, stopping off at twentieth and twenty-first century folklore. Meet the Deptford Jack-in-the-Green. Hear of how Bridget and Imbolc scared the horses in Wimbledon. Remember Solstices in south London, Goddess worship in Southwark and Greenwich, recoil at accounts of young men being "banged out" on Clerkenwell streets, discover the truth about the friendly terrorists warning in Harrods and much more. This is an introduction to a huge, exhilarating and very much living world of London folklore today'.

Details: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 7:45pm, at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49, Borough High St, London, SE1 1NA. A bargain £2.50 / £1.50 concs.

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