Monthly Archives: October 2015

Whitby Divided: A Festival of Two Halves and #OurWGW

Tomorrow I’ll be schlepping down to Whitby, North Yorkshire, for the biannual Goth Weekend – the second of their 21st anniversary year. A lot can change in 21 years of course, and certainly the crowds that flock to the UK’s … Continue reading

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Manchester Gothic Conference 2015: “What Lies Beneath”

We’re back from the third annual Manchester Gothic conference, a meeting of many darkly-inclined academics giving papers on the entirety of Gothic culture, beyond merely the subculture. We’ve touched on theatre, literature, cinema, theology, psychogeography and dinner to name a … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska

It’s hard to say who comes off as the most charismatic in Guillermo del Toro’s new Gothic Horror (and it is very Gothic) Crimson Peak. Could it be the Tom Hiddleston, challenger to Benedict Cumberbatch’s throne as the connoisseur’s choice … Continue reading

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Whitby Gothic Weekend: Halloween 2015

It’s finally October, and we hope all your Halloween plans are coming together! Especially if you’re heading for North Yorkshire, to help the Whitby Gothic Weekend celebrate its second 21st Birthday. There will be enough traders to make even the … Continue reading

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