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Halloween Talks | Where Do Vampires Come From?

Halloween Talks | Where Do Vampires Come From?

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  •  69 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3QQ
Suitable for: Adults
Deborah Hyde is the editor of ‘The Skeptic’ magazine - and also regularly writes, lectures and appears on broadcast media to discuss superstition, religion, and belief in the s... More Info »
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They're everywhere! Novels, movies, TV ...

The Vampire has fascinated Western Europe from the early 1700s. But the tradition was a real part of Eastern European lives for a considerable time before that.

In the last three centuries, the icon has been taken up in art of all kinds – literature, film and graphics – and it has had a lasting effect on fashion and culture. But what is the authentic story behind tales of the predatory, living dead, and can we understand a little more about being human by studying these accounts? We will look at recent attempts to understand the folklore and try to work out how an Eastern European ritual made its way to late nineteenth century New England, USA. You may even get the opportunity to sample some 'real' vampire blood, if you're lucky enough.

Deborah Hyde writes, lectures and appears on broadcast media to discuss superstition, religion, and belief in the supernatural. She uses a range of approaches and disciplines from history to psychology to investigate the folklore of the malign and to discover why it is so persistent throughout all human communities and eras. She is the editor of ‘The Skeptic’ magazine.

Venue: The Lighthouse Bar & Club, Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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They're everywhere! Novels, movies, TV ... The Vampire has fascinated Western Europe from the early 1700s. But the tradition was a real part of Eastern European lives for a considerable time before that. In the last three centuries, the icon h... Read More
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