Halifax Ghost Story Festival

Ghost stories are popular, but undervalued. Join us at the Halifax Ghost Story Festival at Dean Clough, 29-31 October, and see some great authors, directors, films and plays.

Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentlemen and Ghost Stories) discusses a lost literary genius and screens his film, The Cicerones; Lawrence Gordon Clark in conversation, plus the screening of four of Clark’s famous MR James BBC film adaptations; Tartarus Press on the latest in haunted fiction (with Dr Gail-Nina Anderson and Mark Valentine); readings from horror writers Mark Morris, Nicholas Royle and Conrad Williams, alongside screenwriter Stephen Volk (Ghost Watch and Afterlife); Fine Time Fontayne reads classic tales late into the night (drinks optional – candlelight obligatory); Ghosts in 60 Seconds presents 50 one-minute plays; GP Taylor invents site-specific stories; Chris Priestley (Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror) talks about his love of weird tales; writers and illustrators Chris Mould (Something Wickedly Weird) and David Melling (Hidden Goblins) team up to draw youngsters into their world – literally; Howard Priestley (Phoenix FM) on comicbook layout; Twelve Wires animation group.

Full details and programming information is available on the Festival’s website.