Folk Horror Revival: The Unseelie Court

Folk Horror Revival: The Unseelie Court

Folk Horror Revival
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Day event 10:00-17:00 / Evening event 19:30-23:00
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"What is Folk Horror?’ one may as well attempt to build a box the exact shape of mist; for like the mist, Folk Horror is atmospheric and sinuous. It can creep from and into different territories yet leave no universal defining mark of its exact form"
Andy Paciorek
_ Price: £15 per event / Buy tickets for both events and get £5 off!
_ Age Group: PG
_ Venue: Main Hall
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Cult television programmes and films of the 1960s and 70s are inspiring a new generation of poets, writers, artists and musicians with their atmospheric themes of contemporary individuals interacting with a uniquely British world of ancient mythology and magic, often uncanny and unsettling.
These special events will feature talks, film screenings and performances to explore themes of cultural rituals, earth mysteries, psychogeography and folklore. Come along and prepare to be scared!
Named after an uncanny host of supernatural beings in Scottish folklore,The Unseelie Court comprises of two events- a day event largely focussed on talks and a night event focussed on music. A separate ticket will be required for each event, with a discount for those attending both.
This is a follow up to last year’s sold out Otherworldly event at the British Museum.

Day event lineup

MC – Chris Lambert
Chris (Black Meadow Tales) will launch the Wyrd Calendar

Andy Paciorek & Darren Charles, The Revivalist Admins
Andy & Darren reprise their introduction to folk horror

Mike Heron (of The Incredible String Band)
Reading from Mike’s book ‘You Know What You Could Be’ + Q&A

Sally-Anne Huxtable, Principal Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design at National Museums Scotland, Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society (Editor)
Talk on Folk Horror & the Pre-Raphaelites

Ashley Thorpe – Director
Screening of ‘Borley Rectory’

Cat Irving – Human Remains Conservator for Surgeons’ Hall Museums + Daniel Pietersen – Horror Author

‘Beyond Burke & Hare’ talk 

Murdo Eason – Fife Psychogeographical Collective
‘Embdedded in the Landscape: Psychogeography, Folk horror and the Everyday’ talk

Running order:

10:00: DOORS

10:20: INTRODUCTION- CHRIS LAMBERT

10:25: ANDY PACIOREK & DARREN CHARLES-INTRODUCTION TO FOLK HORROR

10:55- CAT IRVING & DANIEL PIETERSON- BEYOND BURKE AND HARE

11:40: BREAK

11:50:SALLY ANNE HUXTABLE- FOLK HORROR AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITES

12:35: MURDO EASON- EMBEDDED IN THE LANDSCAPE: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, FOLK HORROR AND THE EVERYDAY

13:10: LUNCH

13:40: CHRIS LAMBERT- WYRD KALENDAR LAUNCH

14:25: MIKE HERON- YOU KNOW WHAT YOU COULD BE

15:10- BREAK

15:25- BORLEY RECTORY FILM, PLUS Q&A WITH DIRECTOR ASHLEY THORPE

16:55- CLOSING REMARKS

17:00- END

Evening event lineup

Pye Corner Audio
submerged rhythms and ectoplasmic electronics haunt the disused dance halls and concrete derelicts of Belbury.

English Heretic
Occult soundscapes, drawing inspiration from psychedelic folk, ritual ethnographic recordings, electronica, TV documentaries,and field recordings.

Folklore Tapes
Open-ended research project exploring the vernacular arcana of Great Britain and beyond; traversing the myths, mysteries, magic and strange phenomena of the old counties via abstracted musical reinterpretation and experimental visuals.

The Psychogeographical Commission
Explore the many interfaces between the built environment and the people who inhabit it through dérive, magick and sonic experimentation