with Deborah Hyde
Tuesday, October 4 2011 at 7:30PM
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The West Gate
38 Westgate Street
(Used to be 'the Rat & Parrot')
What's the talk about?
Deborah Hyde will tell us about cultural aspects of the religious and superstitious experience. This evening we will discuss and answer such questions as:
- Why do the dead chew in their graves?
- Why do vampires strike in autumn?
- Why do ghosts live in electric clocks?
A gory talk full of the unexpected, it's a round-up of the folklore of the macabre.
Deborah has been writing about the supernatural for nearly two decades. She blogs on 'Superstition, Religion and Being Human' as 'Jourdemayne' but often suffers from mission creep.
She's also one of the organisers of Westminster Skeptics and is Editor-in-Chief of the Skeptic Magazine. Her daytime, grown-up job is a makeup effects coordinator in the film industry... more vampires and zombies, then!
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