Sunday, September 27, 2009

Suicide burials talk SE1

Coming up soon at South East London Folklore Society, renowned folklorist Jeremy Harte is talking on 'Keep Death On The Road - Suicide Burials in Theory and Practice: Silently at midnight they dragged the body out to a crossroads, threw it naked into the pit and hammered a stake into pale flesh. Why the cruelty, why the fear? This two-thousand-year survey of outcast burials traces the manipulation of personal tragedy into symbolic ritual'.

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:00pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street, SE1 (facebook event here).

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