Will this misery never end? My crystal ball tells me relief from the nightmare of lockdown is but the beat of a bat’s wing away. And when we are free once more you are cordially invited to climb the spiral staircase to enter Picton Castle’s Mansion of Mystery and step into an intriguing world of twisted tales, spooky stories and mind-bending magic. Our Victorian Cabinet of Curiousities is the setting for an evening of the strange, the bizarre and the mischevious in the company of Dr Nicolas Grimoire. Coming soon . . . . we hope!
I don’t think anyone is expecting the Prime minster to make any premature announcement on Sunday that he is lifting the coronavirus lockdown, though I expect there will be a few concessions to allow a little more freedom of movement. At a guess we are going to be quarantined for the rest of the month. It’s pretty frustrating for us all at the moment but one thing is certain – things will improve given time. In the meantime, to remind us all that those better times are not so very far away, Jake and Pippa have written just the right song for this moment in time. It’s called We Can Wait and you can watch and listen by following this link to YouTube. It’s part of a live web stream devoted to songs written about the pandemic and – rightly – closes the show. It features Jodie Steele, Liam Doyle, Katie Birtill and Tosh Wangho-Maud and you can find it at one hour, forty-one minutes and twenty seconds in to the recording. You can watch by clicking HERE.
Children love the Creepy Carmarthen Tour. Although I designed the storytelling walk with adults in mind I soon discovered that it was just as popular with the younger members of the family. It shouldn’t really have been a surprise as the huge success of TV’s “Horrible Histories” has demonstrated that youngsters love it when history is brought alive through strange but true tales from the past. But I am very much aware that the one bit of the tour some kids are not so keen on are the ghost stories. So – when the lockdown ends and the tour returns – I am going to start a new creepy storytelling tour that leaves out the ghosty bits but still keeps all the gory stories the children love. To begin with I am going to offer it as a pre-booked tour for childrens parties during the daytime – after school (remember school?) or at weekends. For more details check my website http://www.creepycarmarthen.co.uk or give me a call on 07752 438901.