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21 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At this storytelling night come and discover tales of selkies and the sea which originate in Scotland and Scandinavia, but surface in many different cultures, from the Odyssey’s sirens to Disney’s Little Mermaid.
Join folklorist Elizabeth Dearnley, harpist Tamsin Dearnley and Classicist Emma Bridges as they perform some of these traditional tales to the accompaniment of the harp. The performances will be followed by a discussion about different versions of the stories in other cultures and time periods. The night will unfold in the atmospheric upper rooms of the 16th century riverside pub The Prospect of Whitby, a former haunt of sailors, smugglers and other characters from London’s maritime underworld.
Filled with stories of lovelorn fishermen, seductive sirens and murderous merfolk, ‘Sea Change’ invites you to explore familiar tales, discover new ones, and find new meanings in stories dredged up from seas around the world.
Doors open at 19:00 for a 19.30 start.
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