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Idler Dinners: Lavinia Greenlaw, Ronald Hutton And The Magic Lantern at The Elgin

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Time 19:30
Date 20/09/17
Price £45
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Every month, the Idler magazine brings together a great collection of writers, speakers and musicians for an evening of fun and feasting.

This month, we are delighted to welcome poet Lavinia Greenlaw, who will be talking about William Morris’s travels in Iceland, and historian Ronald Hutton on the history of witchcraft, plus folk music from The Magic Lantern.

Greenlaw has published five collections of poetry as well as fiction and non-fiction including The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland (Notting Hill Editions). What is witchcraft? Does it actually work? Is it still a force in the world today, and if so should that worry us? Why did Europeans hold witch hunts and why did they stop doing so? Could they do so again? These are the questions that Ronald Hutton’s talk is designed to answer. Hutton will be signing copies of his latest book The Witch, on the history of fear and witchcraft, at our dinner.

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe. Tonight, he’ll be performing a solo set of songs from his second album Love of Too Much Living.

“Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch” – The Guardian