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Free open mic storytelling event

Join the creators of ‘Soundlandscape: A Dream of Death’ for an evening of ghost stories
Everyone's got a story to tell...

Gather for an evening of spectral storytelling with Obscura Theatre. Local storytellers are invited to take to the stage for an open mic night celebrating all things supernatural. It could be a piece of folklore, a self-penned tale, or even a remarkable historic account of the local area.

Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Date: Saturday 29 July, 7pm – 9pm with an interval
Venue: The Old School Room at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Suitable for ages 16+

Produced by Obscura Theatre in association with the Brontë Parsonage Museum and Ilkley Literature Festival.

How to get involved
If you would like to perform, please email with a brief outline of your story by 15th July 2023. You are invited to send your outline in whatever format best works for you, but we ask that stories are no more than ten minutes long. You can read the story out loud, or tell it from memory - it’s completely up to you how you share your tale! There are only eight storytelling slots available, allocated on a first come first served basis.


About Soundlandscape: A Dream of Death

Welcome to Haworth 1823. To live here now is to brave the ghosts. After a fitful and troubled sleep, a lone wanderer seeks solace in the Moors but finds herself venturing into a dream of death. Accompanied by her voice (and map), walk with our wanderer through the veil and answer the violent invitation of the wild, discovering what spectral figures may be lurking in the distant heather.

'SOUNDLANDSCAPE: The Wild Hauntings on the Moor' is a dual narrative audio theatre production which can be experienced self-guided on Haworth and Ilkley Moors. A Dream of Death can be enjoyed on its own, or with its companion piece Shadows on Shadows in either order. Created by Obscura Theatre and commissioned by the Brontë Parsonage Museum and Ilkley Literature Festival in a collaboration marking the Festival’s 50th Anniversary and the Museum’s Year of the Wild.
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