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Obsolete Spells and Neon Hieroglyphs

An Evening with Strange Attractor

An Evening with Strange Attractor

Join Strange Attractor Press as we celebrate their mission to produce ‘popular books on unpopular culture’ and peer into their world of folklore, counterculture and high weirdness.


For over 20 years, Strange Attractor has produced remarkable, beautifully-designed, deeply-informed books from its small studio in East London. Come celebrate their endeavours with a programme of readings and performances from new and forthcoming Strange Attractor publications.

See Turner Prize-winning artist Tai Shani deliver a performance reading from her new book, The Neon Hieroglyph. Writer and BFI curator William Fowler shares the strange tale of painter, decorator and mystic Joseph Dehavilland, who created a sensation when he was crucified on Hampstead Heath in the 1960s. Historian Phil Baker explores Victorian and Edwardian London through the eyes of occultist Aleister Crowley; while Justin Hopper and musician Sharron Kraus will discuss mystic and poet Victor Neuburg and perform his poems, set to music, and visuals by Wendy Pye.

Ticket holders will get a free chapbook featuring extracts from Strange Attractor books and journals.


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