A new book by Gareth E. Rees, published by Elliott & Thompson. ‘Terrific… Britain’s urban landscape is just as freighted …
Unofficial Britain’s Weird & Eerie Landscape Reads of 2020
Unofficial Britain’s editor, Gareth E. Rees, recommends some haunting books about place, memory and culture.
White Tents in the Car Park: A Covid 19 Despatch from Kent
Emilia Ong on the chilling vision of a Covid testing centre in a Margate car park
From Neolithic Roundabouts & Satanic Car Parks to Council Estate Poltergeists – The Weird Lore of Everyday Urban Places
In this video presentation, Gareth E. Rees takes you on a visual journey through the unexpected places he visits in his book, ‘Unofficial Britain’
The Eerie Tale of the Zombie Junction Behind Sainsbury’s Car Park
On an ill-fated supermarket car park walk during the pandemic, Gareth E. Rees ends up stalking the undead beside an abandoned roundabout
The Banshee and the Roundabout: Bizarre stories & folklore today
Irish storyteller Helena Byrne, place writer Marcel Krueger & Gareth E. Rees discuss the importance of folklore, bizarre stories and urban myths in the contemporary world
Nothing With Nothing: A Lonely Drift Down Marine Drive, Margate
Emilia Ong’s meditation on alienation and strangeness on a walk by the amusement arcades of a British seaside town
Ghostspaces Where the Bombs Once Fell
To celebrate Halloween, Deeana Violet tells the tale of the ghosts which filled the spaces created by Blitz devastation in Sheffield
Artist Matt Healy’s evocative series of paintings explores the materials and mythologies of Britain’s industrial edgelands
Under Sheffield: A Subterranean Mystery
Deeana Voilet goes deep into a folkloric subterranean world beneath the city of Sheffield which is more real than you might at first imagine.
Traffic Reports from Dark Roundabouts, Deadly Roads & Stone Age Service Stations
A series of films about traffic black spots that have seeped into the national consciousness.
The Business Park in the Marsh: Post-Brexit Wanders in Grimsby’s Europarc
Gareth E. Rees meets artist Marc Renshaw for a walk through the a business park in the edgelands of Grimsby, in which they are haunted by the spectre of potential economic disasters to come.