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

Derby Book Festival - Lucy Mangan: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Derby Book Festival - Lucy Mangan: Are We Having Fun Yet? - LIVE STREAM

'A glorious, outrageously funny retelling of E.M. Delafield's Diary of a Provincial Lady. At once, a celebration of the joy of family life and a cry of anguish

07th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival 2021: Crafting Contemporary Folk Horror Stories

With Tracy Fahey  Folk horror is undergoing a massive revival in film and print. This workshop offers pointers on borrowing from folklore, and understanding

26th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival 2021: Post-Punk Phantoms

With Darrell Buxton. Uncanny tales can take unusual forms, as evidenced within the crop of exciting music releases in the years following the punk explosion.

26th Nov 2021
Many writers and critics have tried to define the rules of a ghost story over the years – but is there any value in those claims, and how might they help us to write great stories in the form? This session will explore some of what defines a ghost story, to what extent you can consider them as rules, and also what rules you may have to establish in telling your own terrifying tales.  Price: £9  Image by Cottonbro via Pexels

UK Ghost Story Festival: The Rules of a Ghost Story

With Alex Davis. Many writers and critics have tried to define the rules of a ghost story over the years – but is there any value in those claims, and how

26th Nov 2021
Anita Frank – Seances, Spooks and Spiritualism

UK Ghost Story Festival: Anita Frank – Seances, Spooks and Spiritualism

Anita Frank will be discussing the supernatural inspirations behind her debut novel The Lost Ones - shortlisted for both the Historical Writers’ Association

26th Nov 2021
UK Ghost Story Festival: Peter Laws – The Frighteners and Beyond

UK Ghost Story Festival: Peter Laws – The Frighteners and Beyond

Peter Laws is the author of the Matt Hunter novel series and the non-fiction book The Frighteners, which explores and defends our fascination with the macabre

26th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival: Late Night Reading

Join us for a truly haunting way to round out the first and second days of the UK Ghost Story Festival, with a pair of paranormal performances each night to

26th Nov 2021
UK Ghost Story Festival Pass

UK Ghost Story Festival Pass

Get the ultimate UK Ghost Story Festival experience with our weekend pass, giving you access to your choice of 24 events over the three days! Simply book your

From 26th Nov 2021 - 28th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival 2021: Post-Ghost: Do Ghost Stories Need a Ghost? - SOLD OUT

With Simon Fairbanks This session will discuss whether ghosts have ceased to be scary and, if so, the reason for their demise. Has popular culture desensitised

27th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival: Killer Openings

Workshop with Caroline Lea Struggling to get started with a story? Or do you want to refine an existing opening? This workshop with Caroline Lea will give you

27th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival: Writing Great Short Ghost Stories

Panel: Simon Fairbanks, Alyson Faye, Mark Morris, Laura Mauro Ghost stories have so often thrived in the short form, with tales from the likes of Dickens,

27th Nov 2021
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UK Ghost Story Festival: Ghosts In The Machine

With Vicky Brewster Ghost stories are an old form, and as the world has changed so has the subgenre itself. In recent times we’ve seen ever more books and

27th Nov 2021