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The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice
9 November 2016 (Wednesday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| £10
The Story of Orpheus & Euridice
Magical Storyelling evening with Andreas Kornevall
The story: mortal Orpheus was taught to play the lyre by Apollo, and such was his skill on the instrument, together with the sweetness of his singing voice, that he could charm wild animals and even cause trees to uproot themselves and follow in his steps. Jason and the Argonauts took him along when they quested after the Golden Fleece, and Orpheus saved them from shipwreck by drowning out the treacherously alluring voices of the Sirens with his own musical stylings. Orpheus fell in love with the nymph Eurydice and their life was blissful until one day she stepped on a poisonous snake and died. Orpheus followed her into the Underworld. Here his musical charms were so persuasive that the King of the Dead permitted him to take her back to the living – on one condition.
This myth contains imagery and narrative found in the mystery cults of the Graeco-Roman religious world, so has elements which bear upon initiatory religio-magical traditions, and tonight explores these intriguing threads.
Storyteller Andreas Kornevall will perform this story accompanied by Geoff Rob, a classical guitarist whose songs inspire and kindle the mythical imagination. All words, poetry and music will be a valiant and spirited attempt to court the muses and the gods.
The storytelling will be followed by a conversation about the ancient mystery schools, Greek religion and symbolism of the underworld journey. Join us for an evening of delight, mystery and insight.
Price: £10 Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online here (below)
Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.