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Winterville Talks | An Annotated Christmas Carol

Winterville Talks | An Annotated Christmas Carol

60 guests joined
  • Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
Mark Forsyth is an author and connoisseur of language, who blogs as The Inky Fool. His books include A Cornucopia of Christmas The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence: How... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Come and get festive with us this December at Winterville - as Funzing takes over their Bar Humbug pub for a series of exclusive LDN talks - with 1 x FREE mulled wine included with each ticket.

Join Mark Forsyth & Martin Prest performance of Dickens classic short story A Christmas Carol, alongside an explanation of where our Christmas traditions come from, and why half the things we think we know about Christmas are actually false.

Why are there no Christmas trees in Dickens famous story? Why are there turkey and geese and why is one so much better than the other? Why doesn’t Bob Cratchitt have the day off automatically? And why was Scrooge born in the countryside? For that matter, why is Christmas held in December at all?

These questions will be answered mid-performance in this show/lecture. We’ll have the greatest Christmas story ever told, and we’ll have the story of the story: where the traditions come from, why some of them were included, some excluded and why, at the time of writing, no English child would even have head of Santa Claus.

Venue: The Speigeltent @ Winterville, Clapham Common

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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LDN Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a LDN 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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Come and get festive with us this December at Winterville - as Funzing takes over their Bar Humbug pub for a series of exclusive LDN talks - with 1 x FREE mulled wine included with each ticket. Join Mark Forsyth & Martin Prest performance of Di... Read More
Experience includes:
  • 1 x Glass of Mulled Wine per ticket bought
  • Special festive pop-up venue
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • High profile speaker
  • Unique after-work event
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