About the event
An evening of engaging and surprising talks by the writers of The Odditorium.
The Odditorium is a playful re-telling of history told not through the fish eye lens of its victors but through the fascinating stories of lesser known creative mavericks, tricksters, subversives and pioneers who changed our world. You’ll learn about the antics of tricksters, polymaths, mavericks and inventors. From heroic failures to great hoaxers, each character carved their own path, united by dogged determination, obsession and a good dollop of eccentricity.
Our host for the evening is David Bramwell, a regular on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, creator of the bestselling Cheeky Guides and author of travel memoir and The No.9 Bus to Utopia. Joined by writers James Burt, John Higgs and Jo keeling, David shares stories of our most daring literary hoaxes; discusses the life of Avant-Guard artist Elsa Von Fray; explores the fate of doomed Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard; and unearths the world’s largest underground temple.
David Bramwell – ‘A remarkable storyteller.’ (Radio Times)
Special offer – book for Helen Keen and The Odditorium at the same time and receive 25% off the price of both shows.