Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Peckham Ghost Trail

This is not actually the Peckham Ghost
Sunday 30 October
2.30-5pm
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.
Meet at Honor Oak Station, 82 Honor Oak Park, Honor Oak Park SE23 1EB

Follow in the footsteps of the Peckham Ghost, a mysterious masked figure intent on terrifying Victorian south London in strange and unusual ways.

On the way from Honor Oak hear of the ghosts and legends of Peckham, One Tree Hill, Nunhead Green reservoirs and the undead bank clerk of Nunhead Cemetery.

Meet your guide at Honor Oak Station at 2.30pm, this Halloween walk ends at Nunhead Green at approximately 5pm.

Your guide is London Fortean Society host Scott Wood. Scott is the host of the London Fortean Society, a regular writer for Londonist and the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse of the Tube.

This walk is just over 2 hours long with regular breaks, some steep climbs and some stony ground.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Ghosts and Monsters of Smithfield Walk

The (sort of cute) Black Dog of Newgate
Saturday 29 October 2016
6.30pm - 8pm(-ish)
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.

Meet at Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BY


Clerkenwell and Smithfield EC1 are steeped in history, soaked in blood and crawling with ghosts. Meet at Farringdon station for a walk that includes a gut-wrenching phantom black dog, haunted plague pits, hungry ghosts, poltergeists, haunted pubs, subterranean folklore and the devilish secret of Bleeding Heart Yard.

This Halloween walk is almost circular and covers legends and monsters of Smithfield Market, Cock Lane, Newgate Prison, St Bartholomew’s church and hospital and much more.
This almost circular guided walk will take around 1 1⁄2 hours and ends near a number of pubs for those wishing to continue the discussion.

Your guide is London Fortean Society host Scott Wood. Scott is the irregular writer of Fortean London for Londonist and the author of the forthcoming London Urban Legends: The Corpse of the Tube.

Haunted Holborn and Bloomsbury Walk


Saturday 29 October 2016
2pm - 4.30pm(-ish)
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.
Meet at Temple Tube Station, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PH

Join the London Fortean Society on a trek through the haunted secret passageways and spaces of Temple, Holborn and Bloomsbury. Go where the stories of damned souls, gentleman ghosts, martyrs, medical experiments and awfully modern apparitions still dwell.

This two-and-a-half-hour ghost walk you will hear of haunted pubs and tube stations, Oliver Cromwell’s undead walk, the ghosts of Senate House, an angry table, a malevolent Egyptian mummy, a doppelganger in Lincolns Inn, the curse of the forty steps in Bloomsbury and much more.

Your guide is London Fortean Society host Scott Wood. Scott is the host of the London Fortean Society, a regular writer for Londonist and the author of 'London Urban Legends: The Corpse of the Tube'.

Saturday 29 October 2016
2pm - 4.30pm(-ish)
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.
Meet at Temple Tube Station, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PH

The Unbelievers Ghost Walk

Friday 28 October 2016
6.30pm - 8pm(-ish)
£5 (Advance tickets)
Meet at Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BY 

'tis the season to be spooky fa-la-la-la-laaARGH!


Why should people who believe in ghosts have all the fun? Come walk the atmospheric and ancient streets of Smithfield and Farringdon hearing of the stories of screaming Anne, ghosts of inconveniently alive judges, carpet lifting pub ghosts, the horrible secret of Bleeding Heart Yard and the ghost of Scratching Fanny on Cock Lane (to name but a few).

This circular-ish walk will be funny, irreverent, and informative and will wonder what ghosts are what ghost stories say about who we are and how we think about the world.

No ghosts were harmed in the making of this walk; This is a walk for anyone interested in ghost stories and London be they sceptical or otherwise. All are welcome.

Your guide is London Fortean Society host Scott Wood. Scott is the irregular writer for Londonist and the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse of the Tube.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Hayley Stevens - A Sceptics Guide to Ghost Hunting

7.45pm Thursday 27 October 2016
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.

The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East

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Learn all about the world of modern paranormal research and why things aren't always what it seems when it comes to things that go bump in the night. Do people really fake ghosts to get a new council house? Is belief in ghosts rising? What's the deal with all this ghost hunting technology? Learn all of this and more.

Described as ' ... the Scully end of the Mulder-Scully X Files spectrum' by The Times, Hayley Stevens is a paranormal researcher who uses rational inquiry to investigate strange phenomena. She has been investigating ghost cases for over a decade - since her teens. Her writing can be found on her award-willing blog, Hayley Is A Ghost, as well as in Skeptical Inquirer, Skeptic Magazine, Paranormal Magazine and more. Hayley regularly speaks across Europe about investigating the paranormal.

7.45pm Thursday 27 October 2016
This event has sold out. We are very sorry and we hope to re-host it at a later date.

The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East

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Phil Hine - A Phallic (K)night

£5 plus booking fee (Advance tickets)
Monday 24 October 2016
7.30pm

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn

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In 1786 Richard Payne Knight - collector, arbiter of taste, and gentleman scholar published "A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus" - the first book to propose that all mythology and religion (including Christianity) is derived from primitive fertility cults.

In such cults, he asserted, the male and female genitalia symbolise procreative power, and the primal life force is worshipped through this seemingly obscene imagery. "Priapus" caused scandal in the eighteenth century, but cast an influence that is still with us today - from psychoanalysis to contemporary paganism.


(This is not Phil Hine.)
In this talk, Phil Hine examines the life of Richard Payne Knight. the key themes of "A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus" and its republication in the nineteenth century as both erotic and ethnographic text.

Phil Hine is an independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.

£5 plus booking fee (Advance tickets)
Monday 24 October 2016
7.30pm

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn

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