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Film – Frankenstein 1931

Due to technical and licensing issues the showing of this film next Saturday 3rd November has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Festival news on the BBC

The following article has appeared on the BBC website

Mary Shelley – her life and times and the science of raising the dead

Professor Andrew Smith introduces his talk in a Radio Derby broadcast

Starts at about 2hrs 45 mins 30 sec for around 7 minutes 30

How Frankenstein and his Creature Conquereed the Movies 

An informative article from the BBC in which CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING recounts the story of the monster and his creator and selects seven of the best Frankenstein films. It explains how Mary Shelley’s monster has spent the last century as a movie star

Click here for the link

The Frankenstein Festival goes International

The Keats-Shelley Association of America have a big feature on the festival on their website

Click here for the link 

Short Story Competition

The deadline for submission of entries has been extended until 19th October. That is now an extra seven days to write your 500 words