Letterpress and design by Nick Hand. Tree lino cut by Hannah Cousins
After a bit of a false start (sorry about that), we’re pleased to announce that our second event at London’s Horse Hospital will take place on Monday 20 March.
The night, which follows the one we’re putting on later this month (with Kate Carr, Ultramarine, Will Burns, Martha Sprackland and Adam O’Riordan), will see our return to the iconic London venue – this time in partnership with Strange Attractor Press.
Strange Attractor began in 2001 as a series of events at the very same Horse Hospital. Since then, they’ve published numerous brilliant works on neglected and esoteric cultural, historical and anthropological themes, by authors such as David Keenan, John Doran (the Quietus) and Tom Bolton, among many others.
Our collaborative March event will feature:
– Sara Hannant and Simon Costin discussing mysterious artefacts from Cornwall’s legendary Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, as documented by their recently published book Of Shadows.
– Christopher Josiffe relating the bizarre tale of Gef, the ‘talking mongoose’ or ‘man-weasel’ – said to have the ability to talk in several languages, to sing, to steal objects from nearby farms and to eavesdrop on local people – who allegedly appeared in the home of an Isle of Man farming family in the 1930s.
– Artist and Gossamer Days author Eleanor Morgan, who has spent a decade working with spiders and their silk, examining the strange, centuries long entanglement between humans and spiders – from gun sights to sticky tunics via acoustic lures, royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats.
Once again, silver-tongued Poets-in-Residence Will Burns and Martha Sprackland will both put in an appearance. DJ on the night will be Strange Attractor’s Mark Pilkington, and our very own John Andrews will be taking on MC duties.