Halifax Ghost Story Festival
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2012
Dean Clough Arts Centre
SATURDAY: Panel discussion “The Ghost Story After MR James” with Joel Lane, plus John Llewellyn Probert and Reggie Oliver; Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling In Conversation; Screening of “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” (1968) and “The Hand” (2007); Reggie Oliver reads “A Piece of Elsewhere” from his award–winning collection “Mrs Midnight”; Chris Priestley reads his chilling, beguiling story, “The Demon Bench–End”; Max Raven delights and mystifies with his “mentalist” show: is he another Derren Brown? Or the real deal? Trickster or Magus, you decide.
SUNDAY: Films and conversation with Lawrence Gordon Clark, the director who invented the acclaimed “Ghost Story for Christmas” series – 1970s, BBC TV. See “The Stalls of Barchester” (1971) and Clark’s masterpiece “The Signalman” (1976). Plus recent short films from the genre – “Vespers” (2008) and “The Wailing Well” (2010). Ending with the 2005 BBC TV adaptation of an MR James story, “A View from a Hill”, directed by Luke Watson: beautifully observed, with actors, script and camera perfectly focused on “blind” fate.
Bookings here: http://www.deanclough.com/arts/bookings.asp