In December I will be doing a series of lectures in libraries around London to talk about “Bad Santas…”. Each lecture will be about 45 minutes long and will essentially be a (hopefully!) amusing and engaging history of how violent, bloody European folk tales of monsters that stalked the winter nights became santised and universalised in the form of Father Christmas.
The dates booked so far are here. More dates may yet be confirmed.
Friday 6th December – 7pm, Camberwell Library, 17-21 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR
Saturday 7th December – 2pm, Muswell Hill Library, Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3PE
Monday 9th December – 6:30pm, Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2QT
Tuesday 10th December – 6pm, Marylebone Library, 109-117 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PS
Thursday 12th December – 7pm Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7AR
Saturday 14th December – afternoon but time tbc, Stroud Green & Harringay Library, Quernmore Road, London, N4 4QR
Monday 16th December – 6.30pm, John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
If you’d like to come along then contact the libraries for admission detail.
I’ll also be guesting at the Comedy Club For Kids’ Santa Claus Science Experiment on the 15th and 22nd of December at the Bloomsbury Theatre (tickets available at the above link). The show also features Darren Hayman, Robin Ince, Tiernan Douieb, Nick Doody and a host of other performers. Tickets are available from the link above.
If you’d like to contact me about a lecture at an event near you, contact me on paulalexanderhawkins <at> gmail.com