19th Century Children’s Stories and Songs 

Welcome to an extraordinary exploration through the enchanting treasure of European folklore in this upcoming Zoom lecture. Within this virtual session, participants will unravel a treasure trove of forgotten stories and songs tailored for children, meticulously unearthed by the lecturer from dusty tomes and ancient manuscripts. These timeless narratives and lullabies, once passed down from one generation to the next, emerge to once again enchant our modern hearts and minds.

Focusing on European and Scandinavian lore, this collection stitches together wonders that delve into the rich fabrics of these cultures. Delight in the captivating illustrations that breathe life into these tales, evoking a sense of magic and nostalgia. While exploring the tales from these regions, we also traverse the landscapes of Slavic and East European stories, incorporating a diverse array of cultural flavours to the lecture. Prepare to be entranced by the echoes of centuries past as this lecture revives the melodies and legends that have long enchanted children and adults alike, inviting participants to immerse themselves in a world where imagination knows no bounds and the spirits of folklore dance beyond the flicker of the screen.


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

don’t worry if you miss it – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day

Thu 9 Jan 2025 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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