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A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIME

A BANNED BOOK AT BEDTIME

* 22nd September 2019 : Dr Thomas Waters – CURSED BOOKS? HARRY POTTER, RELIGIOUS CENSORSHIP & THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY

From the Grimoire to the Bodice Ripper – discover ancient magical texts subverted as evidence in witch trials, unpublished transcriptions of conversations with spirits, alchemic formulae, works of occult philosophy and novels so racy and depraved they were banned from sale on the Paris Metro! 

Celebrating the right to read and the right to listen; Nightly at 10 PM we will be adding a webcast for every evening of BANNED BOOKS WEEK 22-28th September. 

We have discovered some interesting correspondences between some of our writers, texts, and manuscripts, and will be sharing them with you over the course of the next week.  

We were delighted that Dr Thomas Waters joined us for our AUTUMN EQUINOX & BOOK EVENT, where he gave two talks as part of launch activity for his new book for Yale University Press, CURSED BRITAIN. 

Thomas gave the a talk on the phenomenon of recent and present day accusations of witchcraft and delivered for us also the first piece of programming for our BANNED BOOKS WEEK reading, which we are sharing with you tonight.

Please ‘tune in’ nightly for our short presentations, which we will also add on social media. Here is our first webcast. 

 

* 22nd September 2019 : Dr Thomas Waters – CURSED BOOKS? HARRY POTTER, RELIGIOUS CENSORSHIP & THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY

 

Remaining webcasts will be added nightly!

* Maria Prophetissima: The Axiom of Maria

* Culpepper : The Censored Revolutionary

* The Sworn Book of Honorius

* Dr Louise Fenton : Zora Neale Hurston 

* John Dee – Conversation with The Angel Galvar

* Aleister Crowley: The Banned Lecture

* La Bas ( The Damned ) – Huysman

 


MWM co-production of MAGIC FLUTE

MWM co-production of MAGIC FLUTE

MWM recently co produced a new version of MAGIC FLUTE with the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in the gardens of The Salutation in Kent – gold medallists at Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show 2019. 

Cast, left to right front row:

Elmo Delee/Stella Delee/Osian Canepa – The Puppeteers

Andre Perez : Mr Monastatos

Felipe Carlos Gallegos : Tamino

Natalia Perez : Pamina

Aimee Hautvast, May Kristin Svanholm Hevgold, Eva Modic : Three Ladies

Julia Fuello : Regina de Knight ( Queen of the Night )

Cast left to right, rear

Gita Rebeka Dirveika : Papagena

Rupert Grossinger : Papageno

Geert Van de Kaaij : Sir Leo Astro (Sarastro)

Sebastiano Evangelista : Pianist

Catrin Wyn-Davies : Director

Images (c) Sebastian Garraway

 

 

 



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