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New Generation Thinkers: A Norwegian Morality Tale: Lucy Weir learns dark lessons from newspaper coverage of Black Metal and satanic rituals

New Generation Thinkers: A Norwegian Morality Tale: Lucy Weir learns dark lessons from newspaper coverage of Black Metal and satanic rituals

FromArts & Ideas


New Generation Thinkers: A Norwegian Morality Tale: Lucy Weir learns dark lessons from newspaper coverage of Black Metal and satanic rituals

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
14 minutes
Released:
Apr 29, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Eight churches were set on fire, and a taste for occult rituals and satanic imagery spiralled into suicide and murder in the Norwegian Black metal scene of the 1990s. Lucy Weir looks at the lessons we can take from this dark story about the way we look at mental health and newspaper reporting.

Producer: Emma Wallace

Dr Lucy Weir is a specialist in dance and performance at the University of Edinburgh. You can hear her discussing the impact of Covid on dance performances in this Free Thinking discussion about audiences - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nvlc, and her thoughts on dance and stillness - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k33s

She is a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to work with academics to turn their research into radio.
Released:
Apr 29, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode