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M.R. James Fireside Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

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Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

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“If any of my stories succeed in causing their readers to feel pleasantly uncomfortable when walking along a solitary road at nightfall, or sitting over a dying fire in the small hours, my purpose in writing them will have been attained..."

Montague Rhodes James (1862 – 1936) more than succeeded in this modest ambition. Over a century after their first publication, his Ghost Stories of an Antiquary remain the most admired supernatural tales in the English language. James first performed them to friends at Christmas in King’s College, Cambridge in the year up to WW1. Since 2005 Robert Lloyd Parry has sought to bring this tradition back to life.

In Count Magnus a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a breathless, diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex. The story lasts about 40 mins. Afterwards, if you are good, this will be followed up by a reading of a bonus shorter work by M R James.

Storyteller: Robert Lloyd Parry has travelled widely in the UK and USA with his candlelit M R James performances, which have have been covered by The New Yorker, The Fortean Times, The Spectator, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Morning Star. In 2014 he appeared as the author in Mark Gatiss’s BBC2 Documentary ‘M R James: Ghost Writer.’ For more details see www.nunkie.co.uk

These are difficult times, more difficult for some than others, so we are ticketing these talks by donation - if you can £10 per ticket would be wonderfully kind but if you can't then £2 is most welcome.

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Organizer The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society

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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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