Ghost Stories In A Grand Setting
Next Wednesday I’ll be reading something to give you the creeps – surprisingly not my bank statement after my recent Japan jaunt but a new ghost story for Halloween (let’s drop that apostrophe for once and for all, shall me?). The National Liberal Club is in Westminster, 5 mins from Trafalgar Square, and is one of London’s most venerable institutions. It is also the home of the Authors’ Club, and this event is (for once) open to the public. You can find the booking page here.
I’ll be with the lovelyÂ Suzi Feay, opening the nightâ€™s uncanny offerings with a ghost story of her own. Steven Oâ€™Brien will explore the Celtic Otherworld and author Lynn ShepherdÂ investigates the haunting of Shelley.
After an interval to fortify your spirits with strong liquor, prepare to be chilled by ghost stories from the award-winning master of the macabre Chris Priestley, and erm, me. All in the daunting oak-panelled setting of a proper gentleman’s club, the kind where they still check your shoes and tut with disapproval as you enter, just to make you feel bad. There will be no tickets on sale at the Thames-side venue, so you need to follow the link in advance. Apart from the event itself, it’s a chance to have a nose around.
Expect me to knock a pipe out on the mantelpiece and conclude with; ‘And he never uttered another word ever again!’