A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
A Spectral History of Weird and Uncanny Beings
A talk in Brompton Cemetery Chapel with Clive Bloom
Saturday the 30th October 2021 at 1:30 pm

Ghosts have haunted literary history from Homer’s Odyssey through Shakespeare and Dickens to MR James and Stephen King. But are ghosts and spooks static or do they evolve? What forbidden, but familiar landscapes do these fearful and uncanny entities roam? Everybody knows the ghost of Hamlet’s father in Hamlet and Banquo in Macbeth, but our ideas of ghosts have changed over time and the phantoms of Shakespeare dwell in a world very different from the eighteenth century gothic ghost which, in turn, haunts a world far removed from the Edwardian spectre.

Why did our idea of ghosts change so dramatically and what historical and artistic factors made the difference? Join Clive Bloom on a ghost hunt through the ages from Hamlet to psychic researcher Harry Price and from Price to the eerie Neolithic mounds of Britain and the terrors of the uncanny body. Night is almost here!

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Brompton Cemetery. Please click here to purchase.

Clive Bloom
Clive Bloom is currently Professor in Residence at the Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing at Hull University. He is the author of many books on popular literature and has been shortlisted for a major prize at the World Fantasy Convention 2021.

Image Credit - A ghost-like figure of Death appears riding on a horse holding a scythe. Reproduction of an etching by Soren Lünd, 1900.. Publci domain - courtesy of the Wellcome Collection
Kensal Green Cemetery