Previous Folklore Society Events

The Last Drut’syla? A traditional Jewish storyteller in postwar Europe

  • 17th September 2014
  • 17:30—18:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

A Public Lecture by Simon Heywood (Storyteller, Songwriter, Folklorist) and Shonaleigh Cumbers (Drut'syla: Storyteller)

The lecture is free and open to all. To book, call 0207 862 8564 or email


War in Legend and Tradition

  • 6th — 7th September 2014
  • Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent

War in Legend and Tradition 6-7 Sept 2014

With guns and drums and drums and guns, hurrah! Humming barrack-room ballads they march, flanked by the Comrade in White and the regimental goat. St.George descends on a winged horse to lead the…

Sing, Say, Play

  • 18th June 2014
  • 06:30—11:00
  • The Duke [of York], Roger Street, London WC1N 2PB

Following the great success of last year's Sing, Say, Play evening at the pub, we're hosting another get together for singing, playing and storytelling on Weds 18 June at the Duke [of York], Roger St, WC1N 2PB. 

“Intimacies and Intimations: Storytelling between Servants and Masters”

  • 26th February 2014
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The female servant storyteller is a literary commonplace that runs from classical times via Mother Goose to Charles Dickens and beyond. So familiar is this figure that some recent critics have argued that she obscures the true history of…

Katharine Briggs Award 2013

  • 6th November 2013
  • 20:00—20:00
  • The Folklore Society, c / o The Warburg Institute

We are delighted to announce that The Katharine Briggs Award 2013 was won by Karl Bell for his book The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures, published by The Boydell Press.

Congratulations Karl.


Popular Antiquities 3

  • 13th — 14th October 2013
  • The Institute of Archaeology, University College London

A joint conference of The Institute of Archaeology and The Folklore Society. Contact us for more information.