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Monsters of the Elder Time

31 January 2013 –8pm - 10.30pm (inc. Q&A, talk ends approx. 9pm) £3 / £2 concs "Who wants my club?" Why are people afraid of monsters? Easy: big teeth and claws. Why are people afraid of the past. Ah, now, that’s more difficult. But dragons haunt barrows and crumbling fortresses… giants step from old tombs to strike horror into their puny descendants… media culture has its monsters resurrected from Arctic ice… and even pop science is obsessed with ideas of ancient origins for the terrors of the imagination. Old = scary in meta-narrative, and has done so for three thousand years. Award winning folklorist and Unconvention speaker Jeremy Harte ponders why. Each LFS evening begins with the Fortmanteau, our monthly summary of strange news stories.   We meet the last Thursday of each month (usually) upstairs at The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Tubes: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East.