Sunday, 19 February 2012

Hostings

Sarah Sparkes' wonderful GHost project has invited us to talk at the next Hostings. I'll be showing a short film based on Mark Fisher's "Bleak And Solemn..." essay that appeared in Wyrd Tales 2. Hostings 6 takes place on 29th February in The Court Room, Senate House South Block, University of London. The event kicks off at 6.30pm. It's the first of two complementary Hostings, taking place in the next couple of months. Hostings 6 explores haunted landscapes and Hostings 7 explores the aesthetics of manifesting ghosts.

Both events are free. However, RSVP to ghost.hostings@gmail.com to reserve seats. I will post up about Hostings 7 nearer the time, though that promises to be good.

Shell Grotto Margate

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Shell Grotto Margate, a set on Flickr.

My friends Darren and Siobhan kindly arranged for Pat Marsh to take us on a tour of the Shell Grotto at Margate. Mind-blowing, there was a card in the museum that said "if you don't dream of the grotto in 6 months after visiting the place, your soul is dead..." quite apt. Pat has recently written a fascinating guide on the grotto, available here

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Bleak And Solemn

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Bleak And Solemn, a set on Flickr.
Location hunting for a documentary based on Mark Fisher's "Bleak and solemn... the hauntological landscapes of M R James"