Conference Review: The Fabled Coast: Coastal and Maritime Folklore, Superstitions and Customs.

This post was originally published on the Supernatural Cities website.  Held over 27th & 28th April 2019, the Fabled Coast conference was a multi-centre event celebrating “the unfathomable deep” and its rich, global history of myths and legends. Organised by the Sussex Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction at the University of Chichester, the first day of …

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Dead Men Telling Tales

I wrote this article for the Port Towns research group based at the University of Portsmouth. They have a really fascinating archive of articles and information on maritime culture & history. You can follow PTUC on Twitter, and Facebook.  Maritime Gibbet Lore in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture   The practice of gibbeting, also known more specifically …

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‘Everyday Synaesthesia’

I’m a synaesthete; a neurological condition described by the University of Sussex as: “A joining together of sensations that are normally experienced separately. ” I started my Everyday Synaesthesia blog so that non-synaesthetes might be able to grasp what it’s like living with the condition on a day to day basis, from a personal perspective. My ability …

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Darkfest Viral Video Workshop

On Saturday 4 August I attended a fantastic workshop on viral video making & marketing by Roy Hanney of Southampton Solent University.The workshop was held in the gorgeous Groundlings Theatre; a building with a lot of character, not to mention a very impressive costume & prop department. We formed small working groups with the aim that …

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