Crick Crack Club Talks - 'LIVES IN MYTH' by Hugh Lupton - ONLINE SALES CLOSED, TICKETS FOR SALE AT VENUE
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 from 19:00 to 21:15 (BST)
Hugh Lupton on mythologising humankind
“Whether we know it or not, or wish it or not, we all... live in myth, as the egg yolk lives in its albumen; and if we set about it, we can verify and confirm the fact in ourselves...” P. L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins.
Hugh Lupton has, over the last ten years, become fascinated by the way that the deep patterns of traditional narrative and the events of individual lives echo one another, especially in moments of crisis. In this talk he will be exploring the question: ‘Do we live the myths, or do the myths live us?’
He will refer to his own performances of the stories of John Clare, Thomas Gee, Jenny Wing, Arthur Ransome, Duncan Williamson and Richard Howard… and to a wide spectrum of ballads, myths, legends and wonder-tales from many cultures.
'A history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows' Annie Besant
After the story and talk, it’ll be your chance to talk, question, muse and mull over what you’ve heard, what you think, what you agree with and what you don't – whilst drinking wine and nibbling nibbles.
7.00pm Talk begins
8.15pm Audience Wine & Conversation (timing may vary)
9.15pm Event finishes (timing may vary, depending on how much discussion goes on)
Widely acclaimed throughout the UK as the master of poetic storytelling, Hugh's distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. An award winning performer and writer, he has collaborated widely with singers and musicians and other performers. In 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. His first novel, based on the life of poet John Clare, was published in 2010 and his song ‘One in a Million’ (co-written with Chris Wood) won the BBC 2 folk awards for ‘Original Song of the Year’ 2005.
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The Crick Crack Club
The UK's legendary promoter & programmer of performance storytelling - bringing international fairytale, myth and epic to the contemporary stage...