EPISODE #12 – A Supernatural Noir Séance with Cathi Unsworth & Jayne Harris
Doors 7:00PM (Programme Starts 7:30PM)
Admission £5 advance / £7 on the door
Billy Chainsaw presents A Supernatural Noir Séance with Cathi Unsworth & Jayne Harris… during which they will lift the veil on the mysterious female who inspired both Cathi’s latest novel THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, and Jayne’s debut documentary film WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH-ELM?
ABOUT CATHI UNSWORTH:
CATHI UNSWORTH is the irrefutable UK queen of crime noir. The London based novelist, writer and editor began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since, including The Guardian, Fortean Times, Bizarre, and Uncut.
Her first novel THE NOT KNOWING was published in 2005, since when she has penned THE SINGER, BAD PENNY BLUES, WEIRDO and WITHOUT THE MOON, all to critical acclaim.
Her latest work is THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC: set during the Second World War, it’s an evocative tale that blends fact and fiction and starts with the gruesome discovery of a female corpse stuffed inside an enormous elm tree. What follows is an enthralling journey, that– after WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM? graffiti starts mysteriously appearing across the midlands – features a police officer working undercover for a spiritualist magazine on the track of a German spy ring who have left a trail of black magic and mayhem across England, and this latest murder bears all the hallmarks of an ancient ritual. A white-knuckle combo of the supernatural, mediums, Nazis, espionage and shocks galore – what’s not to like?
ABOUT JAYNE HARRIS:
As well as being a writer and magazine columnist, JAYNE HARRIS is Britain’s foremost female paranormal investigator, and the founder & director of HD PARANORMAL & HDP MEDIA PRODUCTIONS.
She’s penned two books concerning the supernatural – WHAT DWELLS WITHIN and PEGGY THE DOLL – and has worked as a consultant on several worldwide TV networks including CBS Reality, the Discovery Network, and the BBC.
WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH-ELM? Is her debut documentary film, and investigates the mysterious case of a skeleton found inside a hollow tree in 1943. The documentary explores the various theories, which include witchcraft and espionage, in more detail than has been seen before, culminating in a paranormal investigation in woodland where it's alleged her ghost has been spotted.
THE EVENING’S RUNNING ORDER:
• INTRODUCTION by BILLY CHAINSAW w/CATHI UNSWORTH & JAYNE HARRIS
• CATHI UNSWORTH: brief intro about her novel THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
• CATHI UNSWORTH reading from THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
• JAYNE HARRIS: brief intro to her documentary film WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH-ELM?
• Live conversation between BILLY CHAINSAW, CATHI UNSWORTH & JAYNE HARRIS discussing the spirit world connection between their work and other supernatural shenanigans + audience Q & A
INTERMISSION MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NOVA BILL