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Sea Change

November 21, 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.

In partnership with

Tamsin Dearnley

Contact email address

elizabeth.dearnley@sas.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-change-a-storytelling-night-tickets-67617133667

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Come and discover tales of selkies and the sea in 16th-century riverside pub The Prospect of Whitby. This storytelling night invites you to hear traditional tales accompanied by the harp and discuss how their themes resonate today.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
elizabeth.dearnley@sas.ac.uk
Event partners
Tamsin Dearnley
Region
London
Accessibility information
Please be aware that there is no step-free access to the upper rooms. For further accessibility information please contact the venue.
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Elizabeth Dearnley

Venue

Prospect of Whitby
57 Wapping Wall
London, London E1W 3SH United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please be aware that there is no step-free access to the upper rooms. For further accessibility information please contact the venue.
Phone:
020 7481 1095
Website:
https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/prospect-of-whitby/