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Transforming lives through active participation in arts and film including exhibitions, films and wide-ranging education and creative activities.

Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell

Another of the most exciting new names in the ghost story field for many years, Laura Purcell’s 2017 novel The Silent Companions was a huge hit with audiences

30th Nov 2019

The BIG Little Art Drop In

The BIG little art drop-in  30th November – 19th January 11:00am – 5:00pm Take part in our ‘Distinctly Derby’ exhibition through creating and sharing miniature

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Ghost Stories

Supernatural Shorts: Why Do Short Ghost Stories Work So Well?

With James Everington, Alison Littlewood, Rhiannon Ward (Chair) and Mark Latham So many of the most renowned authors of ghost stories made their name in short

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

Atmosphere In The Ghost Story

With Charlotte Baker This workshop will ensure you gain an understanding of what atmosphere is, how writers have used it, and how to best utilise this in a

30th Nov 2019
Lost Voices

Lost Voices - Female Authors And The Development Of The Victorian Ghost Story

With Johnny Mains In this keynote talk, Johnny Mains – editor of the acclaimed A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS and AN OBSCURITY OF GHOSTS (Black Shuck Books) – will

30th Nov 2019
FGFC: Pharaohs Unveiled + Q&A  (Adv 15)

FGFC: Pharaohs Unveiled (PG) + Q&A

The film combines interviews with historians and audio conversations with the Pharaohs from the spirit world via psychic channeler & author Neferatiti Ife

30th Nov 2019
The Haunting Of Hill House

Melodrama & Horror - An Analysis Of The Haunting of Hill House

With Charlotte Baker This workshop will examine the Netflix’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. The workshop will analyse the

01st Dec 2019
M R James

Documentary Screenings: Wits in Felixstowe & Dim Presences (Advised 12A)

This pair of documentaries, presented by acclaimed performer and storyteller, Robert Lloyd Parry, delve in the secret histories of two of MR James's most

01st Dec 2019
Guys And Dolls

Guys And Dolls (U)

Based on the popular Broadway musical, Guys And Dolls is a hugely entertaining musical with many of the brightest stars of the day, including Marlon Brando in

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GSF: Lunchtime Reading

Lunchtime Reading

Join us for a reading with acclaimed UK horror authors and editors Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan to kick off the final day of the UK Ghost Story Festival!

01st Dec 2019
GSF: Editing A Horror Anthology

Editing A Horror Anthology

In 2017, The Corona Book of Horror Stories burst onto the publishing scene and over the last three years has built a reputation for quality short story fiction

01st Dec 2019
GSF: The Many Adaptations of A Christmas Carol

The Many Adaptations of A Christmas Carol

Come and celebrate the most adapted ghost story of all time! We will explore the many adaptations of A Christmas Carol, across literature, film and television

01st Dec 2019