TALKS

The following events are all produced in association with CREATIVE CULTURE SOUTH WEST.

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GLIMPSING THE GRIMMS

Tuesday 21st July 8pm ONLINE  £2

Who were the Brothers Grimm? From where did their stories come?

Were they collectors and recorders of old wives' tales, innovative storytellers, cultural historians, promoters of German nationalism or purveyors of a subversive counter culture?

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales, this talk aims to shine light on these enigmatic brothers who have had an unparalleled influence on the world of storytelling.

GLIMPSING THE GRIMMS
2.00 GBP

Talk and discussion on the Brothers Grimm

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THE RULES OF ENCHANTMENT

TUESDAY 1st September 8pm ONLINE £2

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales.

Flying carpets and talking animals break the rules by which we live but perhaps that's what the rules are there for. To be broken! This talk subverts reality as it examines storytelling webs of enchantment from the Fairy Tale tradition.

THE RULES OF ENCHANTMENT
2.00 GBP

Talk and discussion.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GIANTS

TUESDAY 29th September 8pm ONLINE  £2

Generally bad, often cannibalistic and consistently crueller than a Siberian winter, giants and ogres abound within the fairy tale tradition. But from where does our fascination with these larger than life characters come and should we still fear them?

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales.

THE TRUTH ABOUT GIANTS
2.00 GBP

Talk and discussion.

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON - THE FAIRY TALE OUTSIDER £4

Thursday 12th November 7.30pm @ ST THOMAS LIBRARY, EXETER

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the evolution of folklore and fairy tales, this talk focusses on Hans Christian Anderson, author of such tales as The Snow Queen, The Tinder Box and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Anderson was not just a recorder of fairy tales but added and immersed his own original tales into the heart of the genre. But what made this storytelling genius and awkward outsider tick and how do so many of his stories, including  The Ugly Duckling and The Steadfast Tin Soldier, mirror Anderson's own uncomfortable life.   

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