AN EVENING WITH M. R. JAMES
AN EXPERIMENT IN THE PARANORMAL
21st December 2021 - 8pm
Montague House in Hookland
THE EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT
After a brief introduction by your host, we will read a classic short story by M. R. James to put us in the perfect state of mind for what is to come.
After the reading all participants will take part in an experiment to see if the spirit of the father of Ghost Stories, M. R. James himself, can be persuaded to join us and communicate with members of the group.
MONTAGUE RHODES JAMES
M. R. James is considered by some to be the Father of the modern Ghost Story. His writing has given nightmares to generations of readers and has influenced and inspired many famous writers, artists and film makers.
He summed up his approach in his foreword to the anthology Ghosts and Marvels: "Two ingredients most valuable in the concocting of a ghost story are, to me, the atmosphere and the nicely managed crescendo. ... Let us, then, be introduced to the actors in a placid way; let us see them going about their ordinary business, undisturbed by forebodings, pleased with their surroundings; and into this calm environment let the ominous thing put out its head, unobtrusively at first, and then more insistently, until it holds the stage."
YOUR HOST - BARRY PRICE
I spent my youth studying parapsychology and hunting ghosts across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. I was an active member of The Society for Psychical Research for a number of years
I undertook and led many investigations and vigils in some of the most haunted locations in the U.K. specialising in the study and investigation of poltergeist type phenomena.
Like many past members of The S.P.R including Harry Houdini I have also had a lifetime fascination with magic. Bizarre magic allows me to combine two of my interests to create this unique experience.
Montague House in Hookland was built in 1796 and is thought to be one of the most haunted locations in the county. The perfect location for an experiment of this kind.
Space is extremely limited for this events and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. Please register below to reserve your tickets. Payment will be taken on the night.
The price for this event is £40 per person. Payment details will be sent when you have reserved your place by clicking on the Reserve Your Place button below. Please ensure that you detail the number of places that you would like reserved.
An Evening with
21st December 2021
20:00 - 23:00
Montague House, Hookland