Hungate closes for the winter on Sunday 5th November – so there is just one last weekend on which to see, or see again ‘Hungate : After the Middle Ages’. Before we get there though, we have a very busy closing week to look forward to:
Tomorrow, Tuesday 31st at 7pm, join us for the last lecture of this season – William Bridge – Hungate’s Most Controversial Preacher. Join Helen Treutler, author of a forthcoming novel set in 17th century Norfolk, as she discusses the controversial and fascinating story of William Bridge, leading English Independent minister, preacher, and religious and political writer who was Rector of St Peter Hungate before dissenting from the Established Church, going into and out of exile, and ending his days as Minister of the Old Meeting on Colegate.
On Thursday 2nd at 7pm, come back if you dare for a very old, very chilling tradition; In Japan, Hyakumonogatari Kaidan (A Gathering of One Hundred Supernatural Tales) is part performance, part ritual and part parlor game in which each of the assembled guests try and out-do each other in telling stories of the strange and macabre. Each reader arrives with a lit candle, and after telling their story, blow it out. As the stories get darker and darker, so does the room. Eventually there is just one last candle and one last story, and after that, the darkness….
This event is part of the Hallowed Histories festival. Writers from the UEA’s prestigious school of literature will be showcasing their work, as well as the best of local writing talent. If you’re a local writer with a story to share, please feel free to come along and, time permitting, we would love to hear your story. Tickets are free, but should be reserved through Eventbrite