GOTHIC LONDON
The Capital's Taste for Terror with Clive Bloom
At the Dissenters Chapel on Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 1:00 pm


Enter the fog-filled streets of late Victorian London. This is the capital as imagined by the insane: a world of nightmares, a gothic landscape of dark alleys, cemeteries, docks and cobbled streets where Dr Jekyll mixes with Jack the Ripper and anarchists sip absinthe with Dorian Gray and Count Dracula! Here are opium dens next to the haunts of assassins, black magicians and serial killers. Come to the London of the 'fin de siècle' and meet the writers, poets and strange eccentrics who made the capital seem so weird, perverse and disturbing.

From penny dreadfuls to the psychological novel Clive Bloom will investigate the attraction of London for the Gothic.

Tickets £12 including a gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

CLIVE BLOOM
Professor Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English & American Studies at Middlesex University. He was a historical consultant to the BBC and has written for The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The independent, The Irish Times and the London Evening Standard. He is the author of numerous books on political protest, revolutionary movements, popular culture and gothic literature.

Travel advice to the Dissenters' Chapel - During the day guests can walk through the cemetery to get to the chapel but at night the main cemetery gates on the Harrow Road will be closed and the only accessible entrance is on Ladbroke Grove. Previously the address for this entrance was 364 Ladbroke Grove but this number has now been updated to 391.

The two closest underground stations are Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City or Circle Line) or Kensal Green (overground and Bakerloo Line). From Ladbroke Grove station there are several buses you can take to the Dissenters which include either the 28, 52 or 452. It's best to get off at the Sainbury's bus stop and then it's a short walk down Ladbroke Grove to the entrance to the Dissenters' Chapel.

 

 

The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Ticket includes tour of the catacombs.