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Funzing Talks | Adventures in Magic and the Occult

Funzing Talks | Adventures in Magic and the Occult

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  •  17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
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David Bramwell is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 documentaries on subjects ranging from Ivor Cutler to time travel. He is co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, aut... More Info »
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The Haunted Moustache - Adventures in Magic and the Occult

A fascinating, funny and personal talk exploring the themes of magic, memory, spiritualism, Britain’s weirdest museum (the Pitt Rivers) and psychedelics. Attempting to answer the question – what does magic mean to us in the 21st century? – Bramwell’s takes the audience on a ten-year adventure, which began after he inherited a hundred-year-old moustache in a box, bequeathed to him by an eccentric aunt.

Attempting to discover all he could about the moustache’s former owner – a Victorian freak show host – and why he had inherited such a singular object, Bramwell visited seances, spiritual churches, joined a freak show, took to the stage with Nick Cave and even spent two years in a cult, drinking the Amazonian psychedelic plant, ayahuasca. His quest came to head after meeting former Dali model, Drako Zarahazar. To say any more would be to spoil it!

Against a backdrop of occultism and English eccentricity, The Haunted Moustache is a supernatural coming-of-age story and an earnest exploration into the nature of reality and the true meaning of magic.

The Haunted Moustache began life as a one-man show, winning awards for ‘Best Comedy ‘ and Outstanding Theatre’ in Brighton Fringe. It was turned into a BBC Radio 3 documentary and won a Sony Award for ‘Best feature.’

“The Haunted Moustache is a genuinely marvellous demonstration of how beautifully the mechanism of reality functions, if you're paying sufficient attention. Neurologically, this will light you up like a Christmas tree.” Alan Moor

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David Bramwell is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 documentaries on subjects ranging from Ivor Cutler to time travel. He is co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, author of the No9 Bus to Utopia and singer-songwriter in the band Oddfellow's Casino.His book, The Haunted Moustache, is an occult-themed travel memoir. It began life as an award-winning one-man show and was dramatised for Radio 3, winning a Sony Silver

Venue: TT Liquor

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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The Haunted Moustache - Adventures in Magic and the Occult A fascinating, funny and personal talk exploring the themes of magic, memory, spiritualism, Britain’s weirdest museum (the Pitt Rivers) and psychedelics. Attempting to answer the questio... Read More
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