ARLISmatters Podcast… Episode 05: Looking for a light in the darkness (the festive one)

Looking for a light in the darkness in these dark dark times?

In episode 05 of the ARLISmatters podcast Cassy and Alex explore diverse festive myths, as told with a selection of books from the Leo Baeck College and University of the Arts London library collections.

They explore artists’ interpretations of that Jewish ritual object of beauty, the Hanukkah Menorah, and delve into some of the more obscure stories which predate and underpin familiar festive and Christmas myths. Just what does Santa Claus have in common with an ancient Greek Earth Mother? And what the hell is the Krampus?

Interfaith dialogue, child snatching hell monsters and tripey mince pies- this one is truly a festive bonanza.

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