A review of Hallows Fell

Thom Burgess’s latest graphic novel and his third supernatural tale of horror Hallows Fell follows businessman Simon as he travels through the Kent countryside to reach his fiancée’s family party. Lost in the ancient woodland, he takes a flower from a memorial to placate wife-to-be Margi and is met by a veiled woman, whose white […]

A review of The Snow Witch

Somewhere between a creative reimagining of the archetypal fairy tale ice queen, a plunge into cross-cultural mythologies, and an exploration of the spectrum of humanity – from the lifeforce we steal when we inflict harm on others, to the worlds we can manifest through the stroke of a violin string – sits The Snow Witch. […]

Lives, Loves, Letters

Five women uncover a house’s fascinating past through a family’s letters. Emily Jessica Turner finds out more [This story was originally published in the May 2018 edition of etc magazine.] “We never imagined we could do something like this,” says Janine Harvey. The Steyning based typist is a member of a five-strong team of ladies, […]

Gilbert & George exhibition opens in Brighton

[This report was first published online on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on April 28, 2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/gilbert-george-exhibition-opens-in-brighton-1-8479439] A new exhibition showcasing the work of a Turner Prize-winning artist partnership has opened today at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. ‘ARTIST ROOMS Gilbert & George’ features a number of works […]

A Royal Naval Officer’s amazing tale of survival

[This story was first published online on the Chichester Observer website on April 19, 2018. The original story can be read here: chichester.co.uk/news/nostalgia-a-royal-naval-officer-s-amazing-story-of-survival-1-8465492.] “I don’t feel like a hero, which is what people called me for being a survivor,” says Michael Hordern, reflecting on his past as a Royal Naval Officer. “Although, I suppose, I’m still […]

Conference report and video: Gaming the Gothic, Sheffield

Conference report: Gaming the Gothic, University of Sheffield, Friday, April 13, 2018 [Reports also contributed by TJ Matthews, who can be found on Twitter at @teej_matthews. Panel reports which have been written by TJ are indicated as such next to the panel title.] Held in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, Gaming the […]