Category Archives: Fun stuff

Angel Calendar #FebruaryAngels

Thanks to everyone who is contributing to OGOM’s collaboration with Folklore Film Festival on #FebruaryAngels. You can view our glorious and heavenly Angelic Moment here and contribute to it daily throughout the month. The Book of Hours, the devotional book made … Continue reading

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There Must Be An Angel #FebruaryAngels

A special announcement – in February OGOM will team up with the ever innovative, entertaining and educational FolkLore Film Festival on Twitter for a month of Angel-inspired fun, heavenly connections and celestial interventions. Join us on Twitter @OGOMProject @FolkloreFilmFes using the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year OGOMERS

Happy new Year OGOMERS from all at the project. Here’s a gothic angel slightly worse for wear to preside over your Hogmanay celebrations and to mark the fact that I have finally finished East of Eden: A Guide to Angels … Continue reading

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The Franck Crucifix: A Case of Family Folklore

Last week, I was up (across?) in Worcestershire helping my parents move into their new home. Alongside the mammoth amount of unpacking, there was a chance to wander around the local community. Like many British towns, we found our fair … Continue reading

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Vampire Pumpkins and Scary Shrunken-Head Swedes

Happy Halloween OGOMERS!! I hope you are enjoying some spooky festivities. I have written in the past about swede or turnip Jack ‘0’ Lanterns being the most authentic and we used to carve these as children in rural Cumbria. Here’s … Continue reading

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Look out the window – it’s a Harvest Moon

If you haven’t already, I urge you to look outside at the full moon tonight. It’s a special one because for the first time since 2009 the Harvest Moon has fallen in October. The Harvest Moon is the full moon … Continue reading

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A seasonal makeover for everyone’s birthday favourite Colin the Caterpillar

According to British etiquette, a birthday isn’t a birthday unless someone has bought a Colin the Caterpillar cake from Marks and Spencer. However, for those who feel that his cheerful face is a little too wholesome as we start approaching … Continue reading

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Boggart Workshop: A New Addition to our Conference Programme

  We have just added an exciting new item to our OGOM and Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird Conference programme: A Boggart workshop!!! Dr Ceri Houlbrook, an ECR at University of Hertfordshire and folklore specialist,  will be using a … Continue reading

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What Happens to Werewolves During a Solar Eclipse

Following on from Sam’s brilliant post about the coming solar eclipse and Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, I found myself wondering: What about the Werewolves? Will nobody think of the werewolves? Sure enough, a quick search on the … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Studying Vampires

My daily Google search for the word ‘vampire’ brought up a rather disturbing article today. An academic, specialising in vampire studies, has been accused of tacitly encouraging blood drinking during his lectures. (The original story can be found in The Daily … Continue reading

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