"Krampusnacht: The Many Faces of Santa" with Deborah Hyde, including Gluhwein (mulled wine) and Stollen (German Christmas cake).
Krampus, a demon-like creature from Alpine folklore which mirrors the 'Santa' myth, is said to punish naughty children at Christmas, in contrast with Jolly St Nicholas who brings presents. Krampusnacht, usually celebrated on December 5th, involves dressing up as the Krampus and roaming the streets frightening children with chains and bells.
In this illustrated talk, Deborah Hyde will discuss the many alpine characters which have evolved into Santa and Krampus.
There will be plenty of time to peruse the paintings and specimens at 6:30pm before Deborah's talk.
“About Face” is a multidisciplinary series of events focusing on the face in a medical-hmanities arena.
Topics included in this series include face transplants, ‘faces of fear’, facial surgery then and now, death masks and the forensic reconstruction of a skull from this collection. All events include wine, non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles, as well as a chance to see the "Saving Faces" paintings by Mark Gilbert.
Deborah Hyde (@jourdemayne) is editor in chief of The Skeptic Magazine and blogger on the paranormal at www.jourdemayne.com
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-12-05 18:30 2018-12-05 18:30 Europe/London Krampusnacht: The Many Faces of Santa In this illustrated talk, Deborah Hyde will discuss the many alpine characters which have evolved into Santa and Krampus. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/12/05/krampusnacht-the-many-faces-of-santa-183283 Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry,St Bartholomew's Hospital site,London
Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),
St Bartholomew's Hospital site,