Sarah is an engaging and versatile public speaker, who is experienced at sharing her knowledge of medieval and early modern culture with all kinds of audiences, from children to academics. She appears regularly on television and radio and has given many talks and readings at festivals, galleries, museums, conferences, history groups, and society meetings. She has also directed over seventeen cultural events with The Liverpool Players.
Recent and Upcoming Events
8 March 2020. ‘Women in Academia’. A talk for International Women’s Day. Redgrave Court, Liverpool.
18 November 2019. The Lure. Introduction to The Lure (dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńsk) on the cultural history of mermaids. Part of the British Film Institute’s Musicals Season. The Old Market Theatre, Hove.
12 October 2019. Myth and Mystery: Things in Jars with Jess Kidd. Mermaid expert Sarah Peverley joins Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars, to talk all things mystical, fishy and grotesque. Liverpool Literary Festival, 2.30 to 3.30 pm, Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Tickets.
5 May 2020. ‘From Ancient Goddess to Screen Siren: Mermaids in Religion, Society and Culture’. The Durham Religion and Society Seminar Series.
7 May 2020. ‘Sirens of Salvation: Mermaids in the Medieval Church’. Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Series.
Talks and events 1998-2019 are listed here.