Thursday, 1 March 2018

Herne the Hunter – From Ghoul to Godhead

7.15pm Monday 12 March 2018
This event has now sold out, we are sorry. We shall attempt to book it again.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn

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Image by Chesca Potter from
Embracing the Darkness.
In 1984 Mrs Mary Whitehouse attacked the Robin of Sherwood TV series for its Pagan elements. Writer Kip Carpenter had deliberately introduced the transgressive power of myth into his groundbreaking series with Herne the Hunter. From Shakespeare onwards Herne has been re-imagined as a vengeful spirit, the leader of "the wild hunt", a shaman and the horned god of the greenwoods.

Historian Dr John Callow, author of Embracing the Darkness: a cultural history of witchcraft, explores the roots of Herne's tale and how his legend has inspired generations of writers and artists to create a powerful figure for both the modern Pagan pantheon and the wider environmental movement.


7.15pm Monday 12 March 2018
This event has now sold out, we are sorry. We shall attempt to book it again.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn

Directions
Facebook event page

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