Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Curious Tales set to chill at Lancaster Castle this Christmas

Lancaster Castle’s ancient walls will echo to the sounds of ghostly goings on when a haunting festive event comes to the city on Friday 19th December to mark the launch of Poor Souls’ Light: Seven Curious Tales, a limited edition, locally printed book featuring seven ghostly tales for Christmas, with illustrations by Beth Ward.

The acclaimed independent writers’ collective ‘Curious Tales’ is bringing its latest work to the historic castle, the scene of the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials, as part of a winter tour of festive, ghostly performances across the North West.

Four of the stories in the group’s anthology will be performed by their authors - Jenn Ashworth, Richard Hirst, Tom Fletcher and Booker-shortlisted writer Alison Moore, introduced by Emma-Jane Unsworth - in the castle’s atmospheric rooms and haunted dungeons.

Listen to a tale about poltergeists in the famous Drop Room, with a view of the old execution stage. Hear a tale about war time grief and letters from beyond the grave in Hadrian's Tower and experience the chilling tale of the Spite House in the Gothic criminal court...

The performance promises to be the group’s most haunting performance yet.

• Poor Souls' Light Readings, 7.00pm Friday 19th December 2014, Lancaster Castle, Castle Park, Lancaster LA1 1YJ 

Buy Tickets at EventBrite here

Poor Souls’ Light: Seven Curious Tales is now available. A limited series of prints of the book's artwork is also available to buy

• More about Curious Tales: www.curious-tales.com

• Lancaster LitFest: http://litfest.org

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