Wednesday, February 10, 2010

South East London Folklore Society & Southwark Mysteries

Lots coming up at South East London Folklore Society, starting this Thursday 11th February with Jack Gale talking on 'ATOZOMANCY - the Game of Chance and the Speaking of the Landscape, how shamanism, Chaos Magic and Earth Mysteries take tea together with the London A to z!'

The on 11th March Alan Murdie will talk on 'Unknown Ghosts of London', followed on 8th April by Alan Brook on 'Haunted Pubs of London', and on 13th May by Janet Dowling on 'Fierce and fearless Women'.

All talks at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NA. Talks start at 8.00pm, £2.50 / £1.50 concessions.

There's also a special SELFS-hosted event coming up on the 25th March (6pm-9pm) on Southwark Lore, with songs and stories from John Constable, Nigel of Bermondsey and more - further details to follow. This one will be at the Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery, 301-303 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1JH, a temporary gallery/project space.

Southwark Mysteries

John Constable meanwhile is busy preparing for the staging of The Southwark Mysteries in Southwark Cathedral in April, where it was first performed in 2000. Remarkably, he was featured extensively in last week's BBC Songs of Praise talking about the play cycle and its links to Cross Bones burial ground, also shown in the programme which was themed around Modern Southwark.

John is blogging about the preparations for the play at 100 days of Southwark Mysteries, where you can read about the call out for members of the community cast.

1 comment: said...

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And so I looked it up , finding (1. Situated on the other side of a bridge.
2. Similar to or characteristic of melodramas once performed in London theaters located south of the Thames River.), which gave me much pleasure.

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