RURAL GOTHIC: CULT - Sat 24 / Sun 25 July
A two-day online weekend of talks (and a theatrical performance!) on the subject of Cults.
3pm until midnight (UK-time). All ticket holders receive video replays of the event to catch-up with in their own time, so you won't miss anything you can't get to live. Speaker line-up with times (STC) is as follows:
1500 Helen Hawa-Diggle: Echoes of a Demagogue: How Sound and Music Fuelled Jonestown
An analysis of the music of Jonestown… and its echoes in popular culture
1630 Katherine Foyle/Caoimhe Doyle: What We Undertook A Few Months Ago...
A psychogeographic pilgrimage of Dublin inspired by the rituals of the secret society of Acéphale, started by Georges Bataille in 1930s Paris.
1900 Howard David Ingham: How They Get You: A Primer on Brainwashing in Popular Culture and the Real World
An exploration of what it really means to be brainwashed.
2030 Justin Mullis: The Witch-Cult in Weird Fiction
How a work of dubious scholarship transformed the popular imagination.
2200 Hermetic Arts: APRIL
Meet the positivity guru for the YouTube generation, in this unique show from Hermetic Arts.
1500 Dr Sam Hirst: 17th and 18th Century Sects
1630 Alys Manuel: “At Our Lowest”: Cults and Sects in The Magnus Archives
An analysis of the presentation of cults in the popular podcast series.
1900 David Whitworth: The Presentation and Use of Cults in Modern Horror Tabletop RPGs
Cults, the tabletop stories told with them and the stories we can tell with them.
2030 Sympathy for the Devil: An Interview with Neil Edwards
A chat with filmmaker Neil Edwards about his documentary Sympathy for the Devil: The Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement and the history of a misunderstood sect.
2200 Kirby Kellogg: Songs of Love and Two Minutes’ Hate
The history of cult music, in all its complexity.
Talks are presented via the Zoom platform. Links and details will be sent to the email that you book with.