Future talks

31 May 2014

The Excluded: After Life, After Death, After All
Australia & NZ Festival of Literature and the Arts
With Sally Golding and Edward Colless
King’s College WC2R 2LS

29 May 2014

Magic, Deception and The Abuses of Enchantment
Intelligence exploitation of superstition and belief, from RAND to GCHQ. A Mirage Men epilogue.
London Fortean Society
, Dirty Dicks, London EC2M

16 May 2014

Tours of the magic section of Comics Unmasked exhibition
British Library, London


12 May 2014

Talk on magic and music, Faber Social event, with The Quietus

15 October 2013

The Vampires of london

The Observatory Room, Brooklyn, New York
More here

18 July 2013

The Vampires of  London, with William Fowler.

Morbid Anatomy Lecture Series at The Last Tuesday Society
Doors at 6:30 / Talk begins at 7:00 pm. £7

This heavily illustrated presentation and film clip selection explores London’s Highgate Cemetery as a locus of horror in the 1960s and 1970s cinema, from mondo and exploitation to classic Hammer horror.
More info here

31 May 2013

Akashic Jukebox Extended Player
Ebenezer Chapel, Riverside, Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0RE
Full details here

27 April 2013

Weekend Otherworld event, presented by English Heretic
More info

17 April 2013

Akashic Jukebox Extended Player
At Treadwells Bookshop, London

14-17 MARCH 2013

Ravenna, Italy

13 FEBRUARY 2013
Consciousness, Culture and the Occult at the University of Sussex
‘From the Akashic Jukebox: Music and Magic in Britain 1888-1978’
At the CREATIVITY ZONE on the University of Sussex Campus.
£2 entry, £1 for students. Doors open 6.30, talk starts at 7pm.
More info


6 December, London

Wire Salon, Cafe OTO
Crystal Voyagers:
A Journey Through the New Age, from 1875 to the future

An illustrated history of the key themes, ideas and influences that have shaped New Age musics from George Gurdjieff to James Ferraro, AR Orage to Genesis P Orridge. Meet Ascended Masters on Himalayan peaks, vibrate to the sounds of the universe within, dive ketamine oceans with cetacean choirs, tune in to the Harmonic Convergence, communicate with Higher Intelligences across Time and Space, and all the while experience the unboundaried bliss of the infinite YOU… Welcome to the New Age of Earth.
More info here

19 November, Brooklyn NY
Observatory Room
543 Union Street (at Nevins), Brooklyn, NY 1121
From The Akashic Jukebox: Music and Magick in Britain, 1888-1978
8 pm More info

17 November, New York, NY
The Haunted Worlds of Nigel Kneale
A day of screenings, talks and live performances
Michelson Theater, Room 648, 721 Broadway, New York
[at Broadway and Washington Place]

11 November, Brooklyn NY
Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn.
Mirage Men: The Abuses of Enchantment
plus film extracts
2pm More info

3 November, London
Leicester Square Theatre
From The Akashic Jukebox – Magic and Music in Britain 1888-1978
Part of the Hallowe’en Festival

27 October, London
London Ghost Conference
Bishopsgate Institute, London
London’s Vampires (with William Fowler)

13 October, Krakow, Poland
‘From the Akashic Jukebox’ (TBC)- Magic and Music in Britain 1888-1978
Unsound Festival

27  September 2012 London
Royal Raymond Rife and his Oscillating Beam Ray
The Little Shoppe of Horrors,
11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP
Doors at 6 pm, Talk commences at 7 pm

Legend Tripping with Alison Gill

Andy Sharp (English Heretic) and I will present an illustrated discussion on the genius loci and its relationship to folklore, film, landscape and magick. (More info to follow)

13 June 2012 London:

Legend Tripping with Alison Gill

Andy Sharp (English Heretic) and I will present an illustrated discussion on the genius loci and its relationship to folklore, film, landscape and magick. (More info to follow)

19  May 2012 London:

Brains on Film &@ Wellcome Collection

3pm. A free screening of Donovan’s Brain (1953) followed by a discussion on brains in cinema with Fernando Vidal and myself.

10 May 2012, Oxford:

Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness

Modern Art Oxford at 6pm. I’ll be leading a tour of this new SF & UFO-inspired exhibition of film and sculpture.

24 Feburary 2012 Whitstable:

Off The Page 2012

02 February 2012 London:

Leap of Faith @ Wellcome Collection

26 January 2012 London:

London Fortean Society

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