Tales of the Weird

Tales of Weird
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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
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  • From £3.25 – £14 Concessions available

A night of strange fiction, with special guests…

This event takes place in the British Library and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The British Library’s hugely popular Tales of The Weird series unearths and republishes strange and uncanny stories from its collections. They range from Crawling Horror: Creeping Tales of the Insect Weird to The Uncanny Gastronomic: Strange Tales of the Edible Weird, and from Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic to Sunless Solstice: Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights.

Whether delving into ghostly horror or unsettling folk nightmares, every volume is a treasure trove of extraordinary writing from the past and present, each lovingly collected and introduced.

This affectionate celebration of weird writing, hosted by author and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, features an introduction to series highlights with collection editors Tanya Kirk and Zara-Louise Stubbs, and series editor Jonny Davidson, after which two of our finest writers of the strange, including Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9) discuss the ways that the weird and uncanny influences their own work.

Doors and Bar open at 18:00.

Half price tickets available for British Library Members, students, under 26s and other concession groups.

This event accompanies our exhibition Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, supported by:

Wayland Games   

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event.  

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Name: Tales of the Weird
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: From £3.25 – £14
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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