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The Yard Vintage and Makers Market

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And so it begins….

With only days to go till the fabulous Diplock Yard Vintage & Makers Market throws opens its door for another season of handmade, craft and vintage loveliness.

Held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month the Yard re-opens this month with a suitably spring themed market on Sunday March 11th.

We’re going to be there with lots of horror and vintage pulp to chill the cockles of your heart so please stop by and say hello. Thereafter we will be at the market every second Sunday of the month.

They are always looking for more stalls and are always open to ideas  – Bingo….jam stalls….clothes alteration….pet accessories…10 minute massage stalls….pop-up art exhibitions….flower stalls…..The more the merrier and weird is always good!

So whether you’re a potential stallholder or you just want to pop by for a cuppa and a browse, follow the links below for more information.

Diplocks Yard (73 North Road, Brighton) is just a few minutes walk from Brighton Station, is open from 11am to 5pm and is free.

Follow The Yard on Facebook: HERE.

Sunday December 18th

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It’s your Last Chance to check out some of our lovely book bargains before the New Year!

Dracula and Alice in Wonderland have been the runaway seasonal bestsellers on our stall so far, but there’s still time to change all that as tomorrow is the final day the Yard Vintage and Makers Market will be open for trading before it closes its doors until next March 2012.

We will be at the market from 12pm -4pm so if you’re coming by for some books, please stop by between then. Mince pies or chocolates will be especially welcome! (I know, I know I’m being a bit cheeky now..)

Merry Christmas! And remember, if it all goes horribly wrong this year, just find a quiet corner to lose yourself in with your favourite book and pretend none of your family ever existed!

Me, I’m looking forward to catching up on some Dickens…

The Chimes, Routledge Pocket Library 1886

Frighten Brighton

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Frighten Brighton at the Rock Inn yesterday was a great success. We had a lot of fun meeting other horror fans and chatting about books old and new.Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stall, you made our day!

If you weren’t able to make it this time, there will be another Frighten Brighton Horror double bill taking place on Saturday February 25th. What horror films would you like to see? Make a suggestion and find out more over at the Brighton Horror Posse Facebook page HERE.

Frankenstein

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“It proved a wet, ungenial summer, and incessant rain often confined us for days to the house… In the evenings we crowded around a blazing wood fire, and occasionally amused ourselves with some German stories of ghosts, which happened to fall into our hands. These tales excited in us a playful desire of imitation… ‘We will each write a ghost story,’ said Lord Byron; and his proposition was acceded to.”

Collier Books 1961

At this challenge Mary Shelley began work on the “ghost story” that was to  evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and became the rage of London. In generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equalled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.

You’ve read the book (haven’t you?!) now watch the film! Tomorrow, 3rd December, those lovely people behind the Classic Horror Campaign are holding an all day horror fest at the Rock Inn, Brighton, with book signings, stalls, loads of giveaways and of course some great films! We are going to be there with a few nice books so stop by and say Hi. More details below and over at: Frighten Brighton.

Pan Books 1979