Tuesday, December 31, 2013

London Urban Legends Talk

Transpontine co-founder Scott Wood put blogging on hold a few years ago to spend his time writing an actual book, among other things. The result is 'London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories', published recently by the History Press.

On Thursday January 9th 2014, Scott will be giving a talk on the subject of the book at South East London Folklore Society:

'London's Legendary Landscape: London's statues and stones have stories stuck to them along with the chewing gum and pigeon poo. Tonight Scott Wood tells tales and dissects legends of the walking statue of Brandy Nan, insulting sculptures, sculptors driven to suicide by a mistake, Hitler’s office for when he ruled London and as much more as he can squeeze in about London’s legendary landscape. Urban legends may not be true but they tell do truths about out what people think and feel about the landscape and landmarks around them.  Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, the author of the Fortean London column for Londonist co-organiser and host of the London Fortean Society and ran South East London Folklore Society for eight noisy and chaotic years'.

8pm at The Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NA.Entry is £2.50/ £1.50 concessions. You can book a place to guarantee a seat. Email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com to book (facebook event details here).

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