Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Jack the Ripper: The Making of the Myth

28 February 2013 –8pm - 10.30pm
(inc. Q&A, talk ends approx. 9pm)

£3 / £2 concs

The Whitechapel Murderer has become for many the archetypal “lurker in the shadows” – bogeyman and arch supervillain, folklore filmstar and mainstay of the modern Halloween. Ripper author and researcher John Bennett examines how a very real killer became a universal icon of fear, via mass hysteria, urban legend, psychogeography and conspiracy. John is the author of Jack the Ripper: The Making of the Myth.

Each LFS evening begins with the Fortmanteau, our monthly summary of strange news stories, this month our Fortmanteu is from special guest Jude Monteque Cowan.         We meet the last Thursday of each month (usually) upstairs at fantastic pub The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.   Tubes: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East.