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Being Human: Modern Ghost Stories
Wed 23 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
23 November / 6pm - 8.30pm / The Box / FREE, booking required
Liverpool has a rich history of ghost stories and storytellers, from the spirits that allegedly inhabit Speke Hall to the novels and short stories of the renowned local horror writer Ramsay Campbell. But how and why do we still tell ghost stories in the 21st century? Has our concept of ghosts changed in our digital, globalised age? How might our ideas of ghosts be connected to memory, landscape and history?
As part of the Being Human Festival, The University of Liverpool and FACT collaborate to host a screening of a locally-produced short film, Holmewood, a psychological ghost story inspired by the landscapes of the North West. The screening is followed by a discussion forum led by Dr David Hering from the Department of English at the University of Liverpool and involving artists and the filmmakers themselves, before opening out into a ‘free-spirited’ public discussion where you can tell your own ghost stories.