Author and BBC presenter David Bramwell gives a talk that ties together memory, occultism, facial hair and the history of Spiritualism
6.30 – 8.30pm
After inheriting a genuine Victorian moustache in a box, David Bramwell embarked on a ten-year odyssey to discover its original owner. It was an adventure that included seances, spiritual churches, Nick Cave and two years in a cult drinking the Amazonian psychedelic, ayahuasca. As well as being a funny and moving story, David’s talk explores our relationship to objects and how we invest meaning in the world around us, leading to a deeper understanding of the true nature of ‘magick’.
David is the author of The No9 Bus to Utopia and The Odditorium, and co-presenter of the popular Odditorium podcast.
“The Haunted Moustache is a genuinely marvellous demonstration of how beautifully the mechanism of reality functions, if you’re paying sufficient attention. Neurologically, this will light you up like a Christmas tree.” – Alan Moore
“An exceptional storyteller who weaves the truth about a strange inheritance into a hypnotic tale of obsession.” – Radio Times
£8, DLWP members £7, students £6
Dr. Bramwell is a presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, author of the No9 Bus to Utopia and Mysterium.
His book, The Haunted Moustache, is an occult-themed travel memoir.
It began life as an award-winning one-man show and was dramatised for Radio 3, winning a Sony Silver Award. Uniquely presented through memoir, essay and ephemera, The Haunted Moustache is the fantastical and 83% true story of a unique inheritance: a 100-year-old moustache.
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