Everyone is invited to come and listen to stories about ghosts…

Thursday 29th November 2012, 5pm (to last about an hour and a half)

The association room, Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate
Manchester M3 1SB (near the cathedral/printworks/Victoria Station)

Three short talks followed by discussion which will be recorded live featuring:

Sasha Handley – The Apparition of Mrs Veal and other stories (Ghosts and what they meant in the early modern era)

Alison Criddle – The phantom Madeleine- haunted by the image of a woman who never was (Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo)

Stephen McNeilly – Swedenborg’s Summerhouse: voices from the past (Philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s visionary experiences)

Stephen Gordon – “I know not why the corpses of the dead should wander” (Zombies in the medieval period: some considerations)

Other performances to be confirmed

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE EMAIL rosy.rickett@manchester.ac.uk to book

The event is part of the Story Time in Manchester series