Friday 9 September 2011

Alt.-Ghost Story Festival, Halifax, 12th November # 2

Preparations for the alt.-ghost story festival continue apace. We’re very pleased to be able to include in the programme little-known films of Robert Aickman’s The Hospice and Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Three Miles Up.

Tickets £10 for the whole day and ordering details will follow shortly.

The provisional programme is as follows (subject to fine-tuning)

Reggie Oliver reads "Ritual", a short story by Arthur Machen

2.00pm - 2.30pm:
Panel discussing Arthur Machen, chaired by his most recent biographer, Mark Valentine, and including Gwilym Games and Reggie Oliver.

2.30pm - 2.50pm:
Dr Mark Goodall introduces "The Happy Children" (exquisite black and white Machen short film)

Break for drinks and snacks

3.15pm - 4.00pm:
Panel discussion: Pushing the boundaries of the ghost story, with Nick Royle, John Llewellyn Probert and Chris Maloney.

4.00pm - 4.50pm:
Ray Russell introduces screening of "Three Miles Up" (adaptation of Elizabeth Jane Howard story) running time: 50 minutes

5.00pm - 5:50pm
Rare screening of "The Hospice" by Robert Aickman (TV adaptation starring Jack Shepherd) running time: 45 minutes

5.50pm - 6.10 pm
General discussion about the festival and the programme for next year.

6.10pm -6.25pm
Screening of a pacey short film by Ashley Thorpe

Viaduct Cafe bar open 7pm-11pm

8pm - 9:30pm
Screening of "Urban Ghost Story"

Additionally, we also hope to launch the publication of a new edition of We Are for the Dark by Robert Aickman and Elizabeth Jane Howard.

More details will be posted as they are confirmed....

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Halifax!


  1. Is there a link available yet for booking tickets?

  2. Not yet, but Dean Clough are slowly swinging into action...


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