17th -18th November 2012
The festival that aims to restore the ghost story (as distinct from the gore-drenched horror story) to its rightful eminence returns to Dean Clough for its 3rd annual outing. It's quality all the way down with screenings, readings and talks - the latter including the august appearance of Dr. Jonathan Milller and Christopher Frayling.
For the latest news and more information visit the new Halifax Ghost Story Festival 2012 website.
• Panel discussion "The Ghost Story After MR James" with Joel Lane,John Llewellyn Probert and Reggie Oliver (11am start)
• Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling In Conversation (2pm start)
• Screening of "Whistle and I'll Come to You" (1968) and "The Hand" (2007) (4.15pm start)
• Reggie Oliver reads "A Piece of Elsewhere" from his award–winning collection "Mrs Midnight" (6pm start)
• Chris Priestley reads his chilling, beguiling story, "The Demon Bench–End" (6.45pm start)
• Max Raven delights and mystifies with his "mentalist" show: is he another Derren Brown? Or the real deal? Trickster or Magus, you decide (8.30pm start)
Films and conversation with Lawrence Gordon Clark, the director who invented the acclaimed "Ghost Story for Christmas" series – 1970s, BBC TV (12.40pm start)
• Come and see "The Stalls of Barchester" (1971) and Clark's masterpiece, "The Signalman" (1976)
• Plus recent short films from 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.
For full details and latest news visit the new Halifax Ghost Story Festival 2012 website.
(Booking Available from Week Commencing 8th October):
£10 per day (not inclusive of Max Raven)
£8 for 'Max Raven' (see below also)
£18 weekend ticket (exclusive of Max Raven)
£25 weekend ticket (inclusive of Max Raven)
BOOKINGS: 01422 255 266 or www.deanclough.com