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Fairy Tales: art, essays, and resources

Some more interesting links on fairy tales: Margaret Carrigan, in ‘What Can Fairy Tales Tell Us About Today? Two Video Artists Offer Modern Takes‘, reviews the video art of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett, showing at London’s Zabludowicz Collection through … Continue reading

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Animals and Us

John Berger’s groundbreaking essay ‘Why Look at Animals’ (1980; Penguin, Great Ideas, 2009) has inspired a new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. Berger argued that the ancient relationship between man and nature had been severed … Continue reading

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Folklore and Fiction: Hybrid Creatures from the Owl Man to the Demon Dog

I am always pleased to find references to English folklore so I just wanted to make mention of this lively and accessible article by Nic Rigby from the BBC site. Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs discusses the way British writers have … Continue reading

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Angela Carter news

There seems to be something cropping up every day about the fabulous Angela Carter! Here are links to four Carter-related items that I’ve come across: This exhibition, The Bloody Chamber, at the Koppel Project in London from 8 Feb to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter: Magic and Herbology at the British Library

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library  20 October 2017 – 28 February 2018 Libraries can be very magical places so it is fitting that the British Library are to host a stellar exhibition on Harry Potter this year. For … Continue reading

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All the Better to See You With: Wolves and US

I found myself in Bolton in the pantomime season en route to Glasgow and was fortunate to stumble across an exhibition on ‘Animals and US’ at Bolton Central Library and Museum.  This ‘family-friendly’ exhibition, purports to show how animals feature in … Continue reading

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Books of Blood: Adventures in the Archives

I have been in the archives of the Wellcome Collection housed at the Science Museum this week to finally view the objects we have shortlisted for our Books of Blood Exhibition and Festival. The objects are kept behind locked doors in giant safe-like … Continue reading

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Aiken Drum and the Scottish Brownie

I was in Glasgow at the weekend and I came across this rather spooky painting of Aiken Drum or ‘the Brownie of Blednoch’ by E.A. Hornel (1889) in the Kelvin Grove Gallery and Museum The image is inspired by a … Continue reading

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Wolves in the Asylum at the Wellcome

I visited the new exhibition on Bedlam at the Wellcome this week and was thrilled to find the wolf paintings of Freud’s ‘Wolfman’ on display. As we are currently working on the publications from the Company of Wolves conference it … Continue reading

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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: this looks a fabulous place and I’ll have to visit it one day.

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