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Dracula's Castle? Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania. M. Beresford

Dracula's Castle? Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania. M. Beresford

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Matthew Beresford:

For the Blood is the Life – the Vampire in Art, Culture and History

01 Oct 2010

The first vampire story in English was written in 1814 by John Polidori, Lord Byron’s physician, during a famous Gothic horror story competition on the shores of Lake Geneva. The Bram Stoker novel of 1897 ensured the vampire’s enduring place in popular culture. Writer and archaeologist Matthew Beresford will draw on early pagan death and burial rites, the belief in the spirit world and the mythology of folklore as he traces the vampire’s tracks.

Free
The Space, 8pm -9.30pm

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