Time: August 23, 2012 from 7:15pm to 9pm
Location: Treadwell's Books.
Street: 33 Store Street
Website or Map: http://www.treadwells-london.…
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Chris Roberts and the Team at Treadwell's
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2012
From pre-tournament rituals involving food and clothing to burying animals under an opponent’s pitch, sport is rife with magical practices of all sorts. This talk will examine beliefs relating to numbers and colours as well as players’ superstitions, right up to what JK Rowling might refer to as the dark arts of ground cursing and juju. Whilst concentrating on football, Chris will look at how the more magically minded fared in the 2012 London Olympics --and why Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may ha