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
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.
Bare Knuckles, White Ladies and Martyred Rebels: The Mythic Townscape of Merthyr Tydfil
Gareth E. Rees finds the ghosts of lost industry haunting the streets in a Welsh town.
A Walk into the Dark Side: A New Map of Occult London
“Within the city exists a shadow world of druids, mystics, magicians and witches.” Occult London: A Guide to the Highly …