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Winterville Talks | Christmas: A Deeper Meaning

Winterville Talks | Christmas: A Deeper Meaning

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  •  Windmill Drive, London, SW4
Suitable for: Adults
Andy is one of the world’s leading researchers into unexplained mysteries and cover-ups and is the author of many books, including the acclaimed The Truth Agenda and Conspiracie... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Why is Christmas so widely celebrated? Do its origins differ from what we are generally told? Join award winning author & unsolved mystery expert Andy Thomas for an intriguing look at the world's most loved time of year.


**This event is a one-off special Winterville Talk - an alternative Christmas wonderland located in Clapham Common. Each ticket includes 1 x FREE mulled wine**

Christmas has a longer and deeper history beyond the reach of modern cynicism. Regardless of religion, Christmas is a festival that has somehow retained its scale and key place in our busy schedules, continuing to joyfully disrupt normal life once a year. There must be reasons for this.


In a fascinating and uplifting presentation, Andy Thomas uncovers the intriguing deeper background to the festive season. From the ancient celebration of light in the winter darkness, to astrological themes, mystic connections and the marking of the birth of messiahs, mid-December has long been a time for rejoicing.

The traditional Christmas stories echo many ancient myths and still contain powerful truths. Yet Christmas was banned in Puritan times, and splintered into many guises before the Victorians rehabilitated the festival.

Andy shows how, for all the modern commercialisation, we can still find meaning in Christmas today and keep the flame of light in the winter darkness alive.

Venue: The Speigeltent @ Winterville

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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Why is Christmas so widely celebrated? Do its origins differ from what we are generally told? Join award winning author & unsolved mystery expert Andy Thomas for an intriguing look at the world's most loved time of year. **This event is a one-of... Read More
Experience includes:
  • 1 x Glass of Mulled Wine per ticket bought
  • Special festive pop-up venue, as part of the brilliant Winterville
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • High profile speaker
  • Unique after-work event
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