'Haunted' Friday 26th October 7:30pm adults £7.50 Children over 11years

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Ghost Story Readings for Halloween


We’re turning the lights down low for an evening of great ghost stories read by professional actors Stephen Tomlin and Grace Kirby. Their selection of themed short stories include The Wall by Kate Clanchy, about a life changing family visit to Hadrian’s Wall; Edith Nesbit’s Man Size in Marble, a classic tale of ghastly goings on in an English village at Halloween and Chaz Brenchley’s contemporary morality tale The Deadly Space Between, set in a gallery of modern art.


Recommended listening entertainment for curious adults and children over 11.


Join us…If you dare!





 Sorry Not suitable for children under 11years  



The Vault – ‘Haunted’: Stories & Authors


Edith Nesbit: Man Size in Marble (1893) When a young pair of newlyweds settle down into a small cottage in a quiet village, they look forward to a pleasant, pastoral life of domestic bliss … But little do they suspect what can happen in the English countryside come Halloween! A disarming tale of growing suspense and terror which shows a very different side of this famous children's book author, best known for The Railway Children and Five Children and It.


Chaz Brenchley: The Deadly Space Between (2006)This compelling portrait of the great artistas a devious monster has a very recognisable regional setting although no association should be made with any persons, alive or dead! ….

Chaz Brenchley is a prolific author across different genres, having published nine thrillers, two fantasy series, work for children, plays, and over 550 short stories. A former writer in residence at the University of Northumbria he recently got married and moved from Newcastle to California with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear. More at: www.chazbrenchley.co.uk


Kate Clanchy: The Wall (2017) Kate’s moving and original short story is the result of a residency at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall in 2017 and was published in Eight Ghosts, an anthology of contemporary writers work inspired by English Heritage sites. Kate Clanchy was born in Glasgow and now lives in Oxford. She is the author of Meeting the English, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award while the title story from her collection, The Not-Dead and The Saved, won the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award. Kate’s poetry has also gained her a wide audience along with a clutch of prizes.