There’s a temporary exhibition on at the Whitby Museum about Bram Stoker’s Holiday in Whitby.
It has many new research findings.
Although it’s a temporary exhibition, it’s going to be mounted in Spring and autumn each year for a couple more years – this one is coming down about 7th November.
Sounds like a must-see for all Stoker fans. I’m going to try and get there this coming Friday!
I’m in the middle of reading a new book (from Amberley Publishing) by Ian Thompson called ‘Dracula’s Whitby’ and as you can imagine, this is right up my street!
I’ll post a review on the website as soon as I’ve finished reading it, but this is just a quick heads up that If you’re in Whitby this Saturday (14th July), Ian will be signing his new book at the Tourist Information Centre from 11am until 1pm.
I’m certainly going to try and be there as his book is very good and is the perfect guide to discovering all the Whitby locations that Bram Stoker describes in his novel.
Here’s a link to the press release for the book: Dracula’s Whitby.
See you there!
You might be interested in a temporary exhibition and display at Whitby Museum.
It shows some of the findings of some detailed research into Bram Stoker’s holiday in Whitby in 1890 and shows the influence of the topography, the literary connections and the people he met while here and how he has wrapped them all up in the three chapters of Dracula set in Whitby.
Sounds like this could be great for anybody with an interest in how Stoker created his masterpiece and the part that Whitby played in helping to shape the plot.
‘Bram Stoker’s Holiday: A Special Exhibition‘, runs from April 2nd to May 8th (9.30 – 3.30) at Whitby Museum.
Telephone 01947 602908 or visit whitbymuseum.org.uk for more details.
You can have a look at a PDF poster for the event here: http://www.dracula-in-whitby.com/Bram_Stokers_Holiday.pdf
See you there!
It’s been a busy 2011 and it’s been a real pleasure to welcome the thousands of new visitors to Dracula-in-Whitby.com. Your comments, suggestions and loyalty have been a real inspiration.
Here’s hoping that 2012 is an even better year and if you haven’t been to Whitby before, NOW might be the time to make a resolution to visit as soon as possible.
All the very best!
I’ve been a Dracula films fan all of my life and still enjoy watching them whether they’re classic, silly, naff or frightening!
Here’s a classic from one of the greatest screen Draculas, Bela Lugosi.
Lugosi pours his heart and soul into the Prince of Darkness and for many he IS Dracula!
What do YOU think? I enjoy these old movies (even this butchered 9 minute version of a classic), but I can’t help preferring Christopher Lee’s rendition of Dracula.
Ahh… long hours scaring myself watching those wonderful Hammer Films. Happy days!
Nifty 9 minute condensation of the classic 1931 Bela Lugosi thriller from Castle Films. Hope you enjoy it!
In case you’ve been contemplating a Christmas getaway this year, here’s a lovely video of Whitby on Christmas Eve.
If I wanted to get away from all the hype surrounding Xmas, Whitby would be my number one choice.
A walk through Whitby, Christmas Eve Night…