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.

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.




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