|SELFS: London Legendary Lanscapes talk
||[Jan. 10th, 2014|12:05 pm]
Been a busy week somehow...mostly with back to full week of work and gym...i am aching all over today from returning to cardiokick, club fit and yesterday punch (just a new name for boxfit) sadly they have moved kickboxing to evening so investigating alternative around lunchtime instead)|
I also been trying to fit various sale shopping most nights after work (the 50% off at butlers and wilson was so tempting...but instead bought mostly from claire's) . Also done physio and dentist. Valeria came by on Wednesday night to help me adjust a dress i was to wear at Gala Nocturna but a bit too tight then last night we popped to SELFS.
Thursday 09 January
London's statues and stones have stories stuck to them along with the chewing gum and pigeon poo. Tonight Scott Wood tells tales and dissects legends of the walking statue of Brandy Nan, insulting sculptures, sculptors driven to suicide by a mistake, Hitler’s office for when he ruled London and as much more as he can squeeze in about London’s legendary landscape. Urban legends may not be true but they tell do truths about out what people think and feel about the landscape and landmarks around them.
Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, the author of the Fortean London column for Londonist co-organiser and host of the London Fortean Society and ran South East London Folklore Society for eight noisy and chaotic years.
It was an excellent talk by Scott on London Urban legends and legendary landscape. Adding more little places to re-vist especially those devilish gaygoyles in the city: The Cornhill Devils (and perfectly timed for next week there a lion without a tongue in Budapest).