image for Literary Event item typeCharlotte Higgins: Red Thread at Richmond Library Annex

Literary Event, Sat 17 Nov 2018

Contact

Richmond Literature Festival

Address

Quadrant Road,
Richmond,
TW9 1DH

Details

The tale of how the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, finding his way out of the labyrinth using Ariadne’s ball of red thread, is one of the most intriguing, suggestive and persistent of all myths, and the labyrinth – the beautiful, confounding building created for the half-man, half-bull monster – is one of the foundational symbols of human ingenuity and artistry.

Join Charlotte Higgins, Chief Culture writer at The Guardian and author of the acclaimed Under Another Sky as she follows her own labyrinth through the Cretan excavations of Sir Arthur Evans, the mysterious turf labyrinths of Northern Europe, the church labyrinths of medieval French cathedrals and the hedge mazes of Renaissance gardens, tracing the ideas of writers and artists along the way.
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Discover what it is to be lost, what it is to find one’s way, and what it is to travel the confusing and circuitous path of a lived life.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 15:00

Prices

£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders

Location

Directions

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