£3 / £2 concessions
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train & Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East (two of which are quite near plague pits.)
|Urban Legends of the London Underground|
Just as fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone London’s urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground.
Plague pits seethe beneath your feet in the most unlikely places, corpses ride on the tube and news of enemy bomb attacks are never further than a trip to the shops away. Some of these urban legends are older than they appear; others are new stories posing as history. Scott will tell these contemporary folk-stories, map them across London and then take them pieces of apart to show you what they’re really made of.
Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, the author of the (occasional) Fortean London column for Londonist and co-organiser & host of the London Fortean Society.
All are welcome. Each LFS evening begins with the Fortmanteau: our monthly summary of strange news stories. This month our Fortmanteau-ist will be the returning Jude Cowan Montague.
7.45pm for 8pm start. Thursday 28 November 2013
London Fortean Society meets upstairs at the fantastic Bell pub, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train & Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East.