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Mummers and Pace Egg Plays

Mummer or Pace egg Plays are often performed today in areas such as St Albans, Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. They have a hero-combat theme. St George fights and conquers all manner of enemies (The dragon, The Turk etc.). The other … Continue reading

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RIP Michel Legrand

It was sad to hear of the death of Michel Legrand (1932-2019) on Saturday. Legrand wrote the music to countless films, many from French New Wave cinema. His music fits perfectly the stylish and witty reinterpretation of Perrault’s fairy tale … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Greetings From OGOM

Hello OGOMERS, Wishing you a spooktacular Hallowe’en evening!!! We are just back from our Supernatural St Albans Halloween Tour which went down a real treat. Around 40 people engaged in our wonderfully weird history of witches, tortured martyrs, vampire graves, dragons, … Continue reading

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Animals and Us

John Berger’s groundbreaking essay ‘Why Look at Animals’ (1980; Penguin, Great Ideas, 2009) has inspired a new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. Berger argued that the ancient relationship between man and nature had been severed … Continue reading

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The Selkie: Storytelling, Poetry & Panel

I am teaching Selkies this week on OGOM’s YA gothic course and I have just discovered this Selkie: Storytelling, Poetry & Panel Discussion on the 19th March in Brighton. The event is part of Imogen Di Sapia’s exhibition The Selkie: Weaving … 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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What 3 Words Best Describe the Wolf?

Following Kaja’s post on reclaiming the werewolf I wanted to say that I am speaking on the myth of wolf children or children raised by wolves at the OGOM event on Saturday 18th. These stories allow for a benevolent, humanised … Continue reading

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Brian Aldiss, RIP

It’s sad news that Brian Aldiss has died at the age of 92. Aldiss was one of the most consistently intelligent writers of science fiction/fantastic literature, always innovating. He played an important part in the rise of ‘New Wave’ SF … Continue reading

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Forthcoming SFF Adaptations for Film and TV

Natalie Zutter, at the always useful Tor blog, has been looking at forthcoming adaptations of SF and fantasy books for film and TV. Some of these are very intriguing; I’m particularly interested in the coming to screen of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed … Continue reading

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RIP Nelsan Ellis

Very sad news that Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette magnificently in the HBO vampire series True Blood, has died. This is one of his most memorable scenes: Xavier Aldana Reyes wrote a superb article on this in our OGOM special issue … Continue reading

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