Sean here. I just wanted to go through the tour as it stands and say a few words about the locations we'll be in
Art D'Morte. The Royal Hotel, Whitby
|The Royal Hotel|
-I'm personally excited to be part of Art D'Morte. We will be be starting it all off here, surrounded by many of the people whom I met on my first trip to Whitby. It's an interesting feeling being in a place where literally everything is likely older than the country of your origin, and I find I quite like the weight of history here.
|Did I mention the view? |
Image by www.thewhitbyguide.co.uk
Besides, I can think of nothing better to start off a tour of a dark fiction and horror book than to be surrounded by gothic artwork, film screenings, and people.
The event itself is free, and the bar is open from midday onward, which is always a plus.
Dates: Sat. April 27th, 10am-4pm
Sun. April 28th, 10am-4pm
Brunswick Centre Events, Whitby
|The Brunswick Centre|
-I remember spotting this rather interesting church while wandering around Whitby on my first visit and being struck by the general sense of a well-loved almost ruin. The columns and stonework are just fun, but I never got to see the interior.
Thankfully, now I'll be able to do just that, as our first official full tour date will be held inside. I've reviewed photos of the whole thing, and I'm quite pleased with the tour being held in a retired church.
|Do you think they'd let me play with the pipe organ?|
Dates: Sat. May 4th, 10am-11pm
Sun. May 5th, 10am-4pm
All Saints North Street, York
|All Saints' Church, North Street|
Between the terrifyingly realistic artwork, the haunting readings, and the general atmosphere churches seem to inherit as time goes by, this promises to be an excellent venue and an amazing show.
|Plus, stained-glass windows from the early 1400's. What's not to like?|
I think the monsters will feel quite at home here, don't you?
On a personal note, I've never been to York, and I'm hoping to spend any time not doing the show exploring the city.
Dates: Tue. May 7th, 10am-11pm
Wed. May 8th, 10am-4pm
Vane Art Gallery, Newcastle
|Vane Art Gallery|
-Our third stop on the tour, and our only current contemporary art gallery on the list, is Vane Art Gallery. We're going to have a lot of fun here. For one thing, it's a rare treat for an author to be presenting anything in an art gallery, let alone such an upscale establishment as this, and I'm looking forward to the experience.
Dates: Fri. May 10th, 12pm-5pm and 6pm-10pm
Sat. May 11th, 12pm-5pm
I'm really quite thrilled to be doing this tour. Being invited out to another country to read my work to people, having them listen to my tales, seemed like an impossible dream only a few short years ago.
And now, not only am I going, but we've got several cities to do it in. I can't imagine a better way to spend my time. Come see us.