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Mabinogi - the Hanging of a Mouse - Welsh Stories - Zoom - Hugh Lupton

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

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The Hanging of a Mouse

The Four Branches of the Mabinogi were set down on the page in the early thirteenth century. They are stories that had been told and sung by Welsh bards for centuries before they were written down.

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

In this performance, drawing from the first and third branches, Hugh Lupton unravels a tale of violence, love, enchantment and revenge beginning with a badger in a bag and ending with a gallows for a mouse.

Hugh Lupton has been a professional storyteller since1981. He tells stories from all over the world, but his particular passion is for the hidden layers of the British landscape and the stories and ballads that give voice to them. He is also a lyricist and a novelist and has published many collections of traditional tales. His novel ‘The Assembly of the Severed Head’ explores the moment the Mabinogion moved from being part of a fluid oral culture to becoming a written text.

‘Bloody Wonderful. The oral tradition and the written, perfectly met, bracingly alive.’ Max Porter.

‘Hugh Lupton’s The Assembly of the Severed Head is an arresting recreation not only of the Medieval Welsh tales of the Mabinogion but of the world in which they were written down – this is the best retelling of these stories I’ve come across, framed in a historical narrative that conveys very persuasively the physical and social texture of 13th-century life.’ Rowan Williams, New Statesman, Books of the Year 2018.

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The Last Tuesday Society is a 'pataphysical organisation founded by William James at Harvard in the 1870s, currently headquartered at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History in London. For the last twenty years we have put on Lectures, Balls, Workshops, Masterclasses, Balls, Seances, Expeditions to Papua New Guinea & West Africa, all from our East London Museum and it's infamous cocktail bar.

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