Friday 15 July, 19.00-21.00, & Saturday 16 July, 10.30-17.30
‘Dirt’ has long been a potent label for
deviance and taboo, applied to people and social groups who dare to
transgress society’s boundaries. The physical becomes metaphorical,
as those associated with sanitary waste, refuse and disease are
linked to contamination of a more moral kind. Often this stigma has
extreme consequences for the health and wellbeing of so-called
‘dirty’ people. But where does this powerful stigma come from? And
what is it like to be regarded by the world as morally
The UK’s premier storytellers, the Crick Crack
Club, will enchant you with myths and metaphors spanning life,
death and dirt. Then get to know your fellow guests over
complimentary drinks and view the Dirt exhibition away
from the crowds.
SATURDAY: TALKS AND
Join authors and experts as they explore dirt,
health and related sciences in a series of fascinating talks. Our
speakers include ‘Dirt’ curator Kate Forde, writer and broadcaster
Steven Connor, anthropologist Maureen Bloom, Belle de Jour blogger
Brooke Magnanti, and epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani.
£30 full price/£25 concession for both
days, including drinks on Friday evening and lunch, tea
and coffee on Saturday.
£5 early bird discount on
top-price tickets - if you book by Friday 16 June.
Please call 020 7611 2222 to
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