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“You are my creator, but I am your master”.

“You are my creator, but I am your master”.


Dare to join us on Wednesday 23 May for the third in our Living Literature series, an epic thriller brought to life through immersive performances, talks, workshops and activities. Welcome to the world of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! 

Listen to chilling ghost stories by candlelight as Gothic Professor, Nick Groom (University of Exeter), sets the scene of that night in the ‘year without a summer’ at the Villa Diodati, where the first version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was created. Tread carefully through Victor Frankenstein’s rooms in Ingolstadt and relive the birth of the monster. Learn about the scientific and medical innovations of the period with the Old Operating Theatre Museum. Listen to a live beatbox performance from the Battersea Arts Centre’s BAC Beatbox Academy and hear an original score inspired by the iconic 1931 creation scene from James Whale’s famous film adaptation. 

There will be talks and activities led by Gothic experts, workshops, performers and much more!

Age guidance 16+

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 23 May 2018 | 6:30pm-9:45pm | Senate House, London

Price: £20 (standard) | £10 (concession / unwaged)

Supported by the Convocation Fund, the Hilda Hulme Fund and the University of London’s Leading Women Campaign