Dark Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tells some his favourite tales heard around the world, from nasty Germans chopping up people and eating them to disgusting, macabre and delightful tales

Bedtime Stories: These Woods More Free – Madeleine Grantham

In These Woods More Free’ when Robin Hood goes to London adventuring

Count Stenbock: Decadent master of the macabre – a Zoom talk by James Machin

An introductory Zoom talk by James Machin on the decadent writer of strange tales, Count Stenbock – 'scholar, connoisseur, drunkard, poet, pervert, most charming of men'

19th Century Children’s Stories and Songs – Lena Heide-Brennand

Welcome to an extraordinary exploration through the enchanting treasure of European folklore

Kitchen Kundalini – Xanthe Gresham

Plant lore and mythology have a tale for every malaise – including menopause and midlife crisis.

Victorian Ghost Stories – Lena Heide-Brennand

Step into the shadows of the 19th century, an era of occultism and gothic intrigue

From Dutch Courage To Trendy Cocktail – The History Of Gin – Lena Heide-Brennand

this lecture promises to be a heady mix of knowledge and fun. Join us, and let's toast to the fascinating world of gin!"

Echoes from the Asylum: A Journey through the Mental Institutions of the 18th and 19th Century Europe – Lena Heide-Brennand

This lecture is not just a chronicle of history, but a tribute to the human spirit's indomitable will to survive and never give up on the hope of freedom

Victorian Christmas Stories – Lena Heide-Brennand

Journey back to the heartwarming Christmases of the Victorian era, where families gathered around the hearth

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Bedtime Stories: Spring Tides & Salty Tales – Giles Abbott

Spring Tides run high and so too do the stakes in this evening of thrilling tales from the British traditions of the Sea. Expect Mermaids, Sailors, Smugglers and Pirates.

Bedtime Stories: Stories of the Sun – Dawn Nelson

Join performance storyteller and author Dawn Nelson for folklore and stories to celebrate the launch of her new book 'Stories Of The Sun'

Blodeuedd’s Tale – Steph Bradley

Tells the tale of the fourth branch of the Mabinogion from the perspective of the Flower Queen who became the Owl.

Let’s Go For a Walk!: Stories and Songs of Walking and Wandering – Pete Castle

In this programme Pete will tell a selection of stories in which walking is the key to everything else which happens.

Bedtime Stories: Stories of Morgan La Fay – Cath Little

The old Welsh myth of the nine sacred sisters who live on the magical island of apples, Ynys Afallon, still weaves a spell of fascination through time.

Kryptadia Stories – Part one – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture series Lena will tell the once so controversial stories from the secret journal known as “Kryptadia” published and distributed in Europe in the 1800’s.

Pop Bogomil and the Bulgarian forerunners of Cathar dualism – Andrew Roach

The Bogomils are less well known than the Western European Cathars, but are arguably more influential on European spirituality.

Across Thirteen Rivers and Seven Oceans – Kerima Mohideen

Created and performed by Kerima Mohideen these stories address issues of global heating, climate justice, land rights, gender and inequality

Manawydan and the Enchantment on the Land of Dyfed – Guto Dafis

Guto Dafis delivers this ancient Welsh tale of enchantment with a sense of immediacy and awareness of the relevance of its themes for today

Winter Tales of Ice & Fire – Hannah Brailsford

Hannah will tell a collection of European tales to both chill and warm the heart for a Winter’s night.

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

Tudor Folk Tales – Dave Tong

In Tudor times the ‘common sort’ were no different from us, laughing together, mocking each other and sharing bawdy tales in tavern yards

Closer to the wisdom – Mark Bedford

Tales that explore the theme of ageing from various traditions.

Tales from The Frozen North – Jonathan Lambert

Traditional tales gathered in Greenland, on Baffin Island and in Labrador by Danish explorers Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen

Sigurd and Fafnir – Katy Cawkwell

Katy will be telling the tale of Sigurd and Fafnir, a bloodthirsty, gripping legend and the original story of the Ring

The Starry Skies – Sarah Rundle

Sarah Rundle will unfold these stories for us, and teach us how to find our way home.

The World of Flemish Folklore – Zoom talk with Signe Maene

Join Belgian writer Signe Maene for this dark Zoom exploration of the shapeshifters, spirits, gnomes and witches that haunt Flemish folklore.

Fate, Faith And Fortune – Fiona Eadie

Join storyteller Fiona Eadie on a journey along the sometimes comic, sometimes dangerous, path between choice and chance.

Women, Witches and the Wild Hunt – Sarah Lloyd Winder

These are stories of beauty, horror, comedy, and the way people act.

Serpent Stories told by David Heathfield

David Heathfield tells The Serpent Wife, an old Ukrainian wisdom tale, and other strange Serpent Stories from around the globe.

Tales from the back of the Apothecary’s Cabinet – Amanda Edmiston

Join herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston (Botanica fabula) as we travel back in time and dust off the dark green bottles in this piece

Celtic Myths – The Spanking Goddess and Other Discarded Tales – Clare Murphy

Stellar storyteller Clare Murphy exhumes the Celtic canon to bring the wild women who never made the cut, back into the light.

Wild Welsh Tales – Kestrel Morton

An evening of wild Welsh tales from the wide waters of our longest river.

Welsh Fairy Tales from The Mabinogi by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tell some of his favourite Welsh tales, the ancient tales from The Mabinogion featuring a maiden made of flowers, a horse that can not be caught

The Green Children of Woolpit: fairies or lost children? – Zoom talk with John Clark

This Zoom lecture investigates the story of the two ‘Green Children’ who appeared ‘as if out of the ground’ in a C12th Suffolk village.

Welsh Fairy Tales from The Mabinogi by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tell some of his favourite Welsh tales, the ancient tales from The Mabinogion featuring a maiden made of flowers, a horse that can not be caught

Borneo Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tells some his favourite tales he first heard in Borneo some years ago, disgusting, macabre and delightful tales

Norwegian Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite Norwegian tales, strange tales filled with Trolls, that, as a rule are not very nice,

Somerset Folk Tales – Sharon Jacksties

Sharon Jacksties will tell tales from her collection of Somerset Folk Tales published by the History Press

Tales of Wonder & Enchantment From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd/Zoom

Let master storyteller join you for a nightcap, tuck you into bed and tell you bedtime stories, full of wonder from The Arabian Nights

Fairies & The Witches Who Loved Them – Professor Diane Purkiss

In this talk, I will tell you the truth about fairies in the British Isles. It's a truth known to some of our ancestors

Beowulf – performed at bedtime by Hugh Lupton

Beowulf is the oldest story in the English language – and it still has the power to raise the hairs on the back of the neck.

The Erotic Folktales of Norway – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture we will be focusing on those steamy, hilarious and astonishingly graphic stories that have been passed down

Personal Myths: the Weird World of Fake Native Americans – a Zoom talk by Paul Willetts

Paul Willetts shares the almost-unbelievable stories of various 20th-century imposters who took on Native American identities.

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

London Folk Tales with Sef Townsend

Sef draws on his personal experience of living and working on all five continents

River Tales from Britain and Ireland – Bedtime Stories from Lisa Schneidau

Storyteller Lisa Schneidau tells tall folk tales from the rivers, lakes and the streams of the British Isles. Expect tragic goddesses, dastardly dragons and an eel with attitude

More Mythical Creatures in Scandinavian Folklore – Lena Heide-Brennand

A follow-up lecture on more of the magical, mysterious and scary creatures we meet in Scandinavian folklore

Samhain – stories of encounters with ghosts and the darker face of faerie – Hugh Lupton

Let Hugh Lupton tuck you into bed and tell you tales of Ghosts and Faeries

The Treasure Seeker and other Suffolk Ghost Tales by Kirsty Hartsiotis

Kirsty Hartsiotis tells with spine-chilling freshness a selection of fabulous ghost tales from all corners of this beguiling county

Giants in Scandinavian mythology and folklore – Dr Tommy Kuusela

In this lecture, I will present different perspectives on giants

Myths of Gods & Goddesses – Bedtime Stories with Sharon Jacksies

Sharon Jacksties takes you on a pan-European mythological journey that ends in Britain and Ireland

Caribbean Folktales – an evening of storytelling with Wendy Shearer

Professional Storyteller Wendy Shearer has gathered together stories from many islands, with themes of magic and mystery, love and loss

Trolls in Nordic Myth & Folkore – Dr. Tommy Kuusela

This lecture will look closer at the history of the supernatural trolls in Scandinavia

An Evening in Asgard – The Home of the Norse Gods – Lena Heide-Brennand

This will be an evening of captivating tales about the main characters of Asgard and the creatures that existed alongside them

J. Sheridan Le Fanu: Irish Master of Mystery – a Zoom talk by Jim Rockhill

Jim Rockhill gives an illustrated talk on the Irish ghost story writer and novelist Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, who was born this day (28 Aug) in 1814.

The Green Girl and other Suffolk Stories by Kirsty Hartsiotis

Storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis will take you into a hidden world of green children and wild men, tell the strange secret of Black Shuck

Marina Warner on Fairy Tales & From The Beast to The Blonde

In this talk Dame Marina Warner will discuss her book 'From The Beast to The Blonde - on Fairy Tales and their Tellers

Folk Tales of Song and Dance from Pete Castle

In this set Pete Castle will explore musical stories and storytelling songs, mainly from the English tradition

The Recognition of H. P. Lovecraft – a Zoom lecture by S. T. Joshi

An illustrated Zoom lecture on H. P. Lovecraft, the New England writer of weird, science-fiction and horror fiction, by S. T. Joshi.

Dark Folklore – an illustrated Zoom talk by Mark Norman

In this illustrated Zoom talk, Mark will discuss some of the themes which he explores in his most-recent book, 'Dark Folklore'.

The Hero Finn – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to ask when it originated, how it developed, and whether there was a real man behind it.

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

Buddhist Folk Tales – Bedtime Stories from Kevin Walker

Join Kevin on his personal journey through Buddhism as he shares with you; tales from previous lives, tales both ancient and modern

The Mythical Creatures of Scandinavian Folklore – Lena Heide-Brennand by Zoom

A live, illustrated Zoom lecture with Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand, Master of Literature and Language.

The Witch stories of William Bottrell by Charlotte MacKenzie

William Bottrell was one of the main informants of the folklorist Robert Hunt

The Wicked Stepmother in Early America with Prof. Leslie Lindenauer by zoom

This Zoom lecture explores the role of the evil stepmother in early American popular culture

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell’s Darkplaces – Zoom lecture

Join Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell as they talk about their favourite ghost stories and tales of the weird and eerie.

Mabinogi – the Hanging of a Mouse – Welsh Stories – Hugh Lupton

One of the central concerns of the Mabinogi is the uneasy relationship between this world and Annwn, the Otherworld, performed over zoom

Irish Fairy Tales – The Further Adventures of Paddy O’Dwire – Viktor Wynd

Irish Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

M.r. James Fireside Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

M.r. James Fireside Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

Black John and the Pencarrow Hunt in Cornish Ballads – Dr. Merv Davey

The UnNatural History of Cornwall Lecture Series - the story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John

Tales of Wonder & Enchantment From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd/Zoom

Let master storyteller join you for a nightcap, tuck you into bed and tell you bedtime stories, full of wonder from The Arabian Nights

The Unnatural History Museum – NMM Cornwall – Viktor Wynd’s Zoom Tour

Join Viktor Wynd in Cornwall via Zoom) for a Guided tour of his Cornish UnNatural History Museum - nestled within The National Maritime Museum Falmouth

Cornish Folklore and Myth with Alex Langstone on Zoom

Join Alex Langstone, author of "From Granite to Sea", to explore the breathtaking real locations of Cornish myth and legend

Fairy Tales from Papua New Guinea – Zoom Bedtime Stories from Viktor Wynd

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite tales picked up on his travels across Papua New Guinea. Strange, Wondrous Tales.

The Nightingale: A Zoom Talk by Sam Lee

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale.

M.r. James Fireside Ghost Stories With Robert Lloyd Parry, Live On Zoom

Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

Grimm Tales from The Brothers Grimm – Zoom Bedtime Stories from Viktor Wynd

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite tales, Princesses will suffer strange enchantments, evil stepmothers will plot and scheme, shapes will change....

Viktor Wynd on The UnNatural History Museum – The Lecture That Never Was

Join Viktor Wynd for an illustrated zoom lecture on his new book, hear about fairies, mermaids, ghosts, shrunken heads and his dead friends.

Irish Fairy Tales – The Further Adventures of Paddy O’Dwire – Viktor Wynd

Irish Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

Bedtime Stories with Viktor Wynd: Irish Fairytales

Let Viktor Wynd tuck you into bed and tell you strange Irish Fairy Tales with a changeling, Mermaid, talking corpse & of course real fairies