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Sophie Lancaster Foundation to receive Government Funding

The Department for Communities and Local Government, part of the British Government, has awarded £50,000 to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The grant is part of a larger fund given to four groups that have historically faced challenges in reporting and … Continue reading

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‘When They Invent A Darker Colour’: Black Skin versus the Pale Aesthetic

As often as possible, I like to feature guest articles written by people far more qualified in a topic than I. During a discussion on our Facebook page about feminism and the Goth scene, Jacqueline Eccleston mentioned her experiences as … Continue reading

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Sylvia Lancaster at Darkness and Light in Manchester

Days ahead of the eight year anniversary of the murder of Sophie Lancaster, her mother is repeating her plea for the law to classify subculture crimes as an official strand of hate crime. Sylvia Lancaster – whose daughter was murdered … Continue reading

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Manchester Gothic Festival 2014 – Day Two

The decision to hold another installment of the Manchester Gothic festival has been utterly vindicated, no doubt inspired by our glowing coverage last year! Supported by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Humanities in Public project, the festival was broader, with more events … Continue reading

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The Waukesha Stabbing and the ‘Creepy’ Connection

I don’t believe that it’s the fault of Slenderman or horror writing in general that this happened. I remember reading scary stories and watching slasher movies when I was a child and young teenager and while they certainly gave me … Continue reading

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MMU Gothic Festival 2013

Last week, Tim Sinister attended some sessions of Manchester Metropolitan University’s ‘Gothic Manchester Festival’. It had been arranged to promote the launch of the dedicated Centre for Gothic Studies, an exciting and ambitious academic group which intends to; “promote the … Continue reading

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The World’s End (of Goth!)

So the infamous Blood and Icecream trilogy has come to an end with The World’s End, another quintessentially British comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. The theme running through all these films has usually been about responsibility – avoiding … Continue reading

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