Thursday, 28 February 2013

April Events

A number of talks and events are coming up in April - some of them part of Cityread London.  On Thursday 4th I'll be talking about underground London at Paddington library 6.30-7.30pm.  The following Thursday (11th) it will be a talk on Legends of Underground London at Kensington Central Library, starting at 6.30pm.  On Thursday 25th there will be another Salon for the City at Westminster Reference Library - I'm not sure who the speakers are going to be quite yet (I'm not taking part until June) .  Saturday 27th sees the most interesting event, under the auspices of the ever-resourceful English Heretic, Weekend Otherworld to which I shall be making an early contribution.

I shall be on BBC London Radio with Andy Ryan of Cityread on Saturday 6th April at 8.15am - then it's off to work.

The only time I'll have the opportunity to talk about my latest book will be at the Goldsmiths event.  I thoroughly recommend it, there will be some fascinating speakers including writer philosopher and cultural theorist Mark Fisher (see K Punk blog opposite).

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Abbey of Thelema, Sicily

A five-minute taxi ride from Cefalu station will bring you to the car park of an ugly football stadium from where you can get a fairly close-up view of the former Abbey of Thelema, notorious as the home of Aleister Crowley and a small group of disciples in the early 1920s.  A number of videos can be found of the interior in various states of distress, such as this one when Kenneth Anger made one of his visits.  Apparently the house has been on the market for a while but it would appear that there have been no takers so far.  These photos were taken by me on Thursday 21st February.