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Secret Boat Talks| Adventures in Magic and the Occult

Secret Boat Talks| Adventures in Magic and the Occult

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  • Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C
Suitable for: Adults
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 »
This Funzing Experience:
Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water.

On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; to learn about a fascinating subject and challenge your perspectives.

Note that your ticket includes a £5 book voucher - so you can browse the book boat's collection of classics, cult, contemporary fiction, children's books, art and photography, plus some quirky stuff that you would never think to look for.

The Talk: 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

Venue: Word on the Water

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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Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water. On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; t... Read More
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