The Faes’ Anatomy

The peoples of the British Isles have lived alongside faeries for several thousand years and have accumulated a deep knowledge of their ‘Good Neighbours.’ We have become intimately familiar with the culture, morals and, even, lifecycle of the population that shares these lands with us. In this talk John Kruse will examine what we know about the anatomy and physiology of faery-kind:

· How closely related to us are they?

· Can they fall sick?

· What do they eat?

· Do they have wings?

· Are they immortal or can they be killed?

John draws on hundreds of years of folklore tradition to give sometimes surprising answers to these questions- and others.


John Kruse has been interested in faery-lore since his early twenties. In 2016 he started the British Fairies blog on WordPress and has since written nearly two dozen books on the subject, including Faery and Beyond Faery for Llewellyn Worldwide and British Fairies and nine other titles for Green Magic Publishing. He has also written several books on nymphs and other aspects of classical mythology.

Curated & Hosted by

Amy Hale is an Atlanta based writer, curator and critic, ethnographer and folklorist speaking and writing about esoteric history, art, culture, women and Cornwall. She is the author of Ithell Colquhoun: Genius of the Fern Loved Gully (Strange Attractor 2020) and is currently working on several Colquhoun related manuscripts. She is also the editor of Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses (Palgrave 2022). She has contributed gallery texts and essays for a number of institutions including Tate, Camden Arts Centre, Art UK, Arusha Galleries, Heavenly Records and she is a curator and host for the Last Tuesday Society lecture series.

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Apr 23rd 2024 8:00 pm - 09:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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