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

Sunday 14 July

Ghost Stories

The Ghost Story Primer

With Alex Davis In this session, writer, reviewer and UKGSF creator Alex Davis will be taking you through a brief history of the ghost story and looking in-

30th Nov 2019
Projected Figures

Projected Spectres - Ghost Stories On Film

With Darrell Buxton What's the next best thing to reading a spooky ghost story by firelight? Why, being creeped out watching one, via the flickering

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

How to Find the Hidden – Researching Ghost Stories

With Johnny Mains In this talk, Johnny Mains takes you through the editorial process of his latest anthology in progress, Victoria’s Ghosts, looking at how to

30th Nov 2019
Tania Glyde

Meet The Author - Adam LG Nevill

Join acclaimed horror and ghost story author Adam Nevill for this informal ‘kaffeeklatsch’ (literally ‘coffee and a chat!’) session, where you’ll be able to

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

The Supernatural In Crime

With Sarah Ward Are crime novels and ghost stories mutually exclusive? The boundary between crime and supernatural fiction is increasingly blurring and

30th Nov 2019
Andrew Michael Hurley

Andrew Michael Hurley

One of the most exciting authors in a new wave of supernatural fiction, Andrew Michael Hurley’s first novel, The Loney, was the winner of the Costa First Novel

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

How To Develop A Great Ghost Story

With Charlotte Baker, James Brodgen, Adam Nevill and Sophie Draper There’s no disputing that writing a great ghost story is an art – but how do you master that

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

Spirit Masters - Who Are The Best Ghost Story Writers Ever?

With Alex Davis (Chair), James Everington, Alison Littlewood and Marie O'Regan Get ready to rumble as our expert panel dissects the merits and quality of some

30th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

History In The Making? What Relevance Does The Ghost Story Have Today?

With Sophie Draper, Paul Kane, Mark Latham and Laura Purcell When we consider the ghost story, our thoughts often turn to the masters of the form, with works

30th Nov 2019
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