2023 is the 50th Anniversary of the release of Robin Hardy’s folk horror film classic The Wicker Man. In this illustrated Zoom talk, Edward Parnell will explore the real-life locations of Dumfries and Galloway (and also Skye and further up Scotland’s west coast) that were used to such great effect to create the mythical Summerisle in the movie. After Edward’s talk there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with ticketholders.

Come of your own free will to the appointed place…

Edward Parnell is the author of Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country. Edward lives in Norfolk and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. He is the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Ghostland (William Collins, 2019), a work of narrative non-fiction, is a moving exploration of what has haunted our writers, artists and filmmakers – as well as the author’s own haunted past; it was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley 2020 prize, an award given to a literary autobiography of excellence. His first book, The Listeners (2014), won the Rethink New Novels Prize. For further info see: https://edwardparnell.com

Don’t worry if you miss it or can’t make it on the night – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2023. Time: 8.00pm – 9.30pm (London time)

£5 – £10, & by donation