“Ghost Stories for Christmas”, a fundraising event for the Brighton and Hove charity “The Clocktower Sanctuary”, will be performed at The Caroline of Brunswick in Ditching Road, Brighton on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
Mention the words ‘Christmas ghost story’, and most people will automatically think of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. But the practice of gathering around the fire at Christmastime to tell ghost stories was a popular Christmas tradition long before Dickens put pen to paper. In fact the telling of ghost stories was once as much a part of Christmas as the turkey and Christmas tree is to us.
On Saturday 14th December “Blind Piper Productions” will be reviving this tradition in aid of “The Clocktower Sanctuary”, with an evening of mince pies, mulled wine and readings of classic ghost stories by MR James, Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens.
Tickets are £10/£8 concessions and will include a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and raffle entry, with prizes donated by Spectral Press, a British Fantasy Award-nominated small independent imprint publisher that issues very limited edition signed and numbered single story chapbooks (on a quarterly basis) as well as novellas, single-author collections, and annual Christmas Ghost Story anthologies.
The Sanctuary provides information, advice and support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or insecurely housed. Since beginning in 1998, it has helped thousands of vulnerable young people – offering a friendly safe space, food and drink, access to computers and the internet, signposting to housing, health, education, employment and social services – as well as practical and emotional support to help young people get their lives back on track.
Tickets are available from WeGotTickets or on the door.
The Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton’s most exciting pub, is a rock and alternative bar with an exciting 60 seater live comedy and music venue upstairs. Serving great food and fantastic drinks; their real ales are Cask Marque accredited for quality.
So pull up a chair, gather closer in the candlelight and welcome in the season with a dose of Christmas Spirits.