Thur 17 Nov 2022, 7.30pm.
Author and comedian Natalie Haynes fresh from her Radio 4 series ‘Natalie Haynes Stands up For the Classics’ talks about her new book ‘Stone Blind’, the story of Medusa.
Medusa is one of the most recognisable figures in Greek Myth: her face has stared out at us for millennia, from Agamemnon’s shield in the Iliad to Versace’s logo now. Gorgons and gorgon heads were an enormously popular feature on ancient statues and temples. So was Medusa always the terrifying monster we have made her? Natalie Haynes takes you on a fast-paced tour through the history of Medusa, who she was and why we still see her all around us today. From the author of Pandora’s Jar and the new/upcoming Medusa novel, Stone Blind, Natalie Haynes shows you how to survive contact with someone who can turn you to stone with a glance.
This is the story of how a young woman became a monster. And how she was never really a monster at all.
PRAISE FOR NATALIE HAYNES:
‘With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism… her thoughtful portraits will linger with you long after the book is finished’ Madeline Miller
‘Haynes combines a wide-ranging knowledge of the original myths with a gift for compelling narrative’ The Times
‘Natalie Haynes is both a witty and an erudite guide. She wears her extensive learning lightly and deftly drags the Classics into the modern world’ Kate Atkinson.
Age guidance: 14+
Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £15, Under 18’s £12