Putting the CULT into culture.
CULTure Babylon is a series of film screenings, performance, talks and spoken word events for lovers of all things cult, noir and offbeat.
We aim to bring you the best of cult and neglected films, combined with nationally and internationally acclaimed performers and speakers on related subjects.
We curate and produce The Fear in the Fens Festival - a three-day event celebrating classic horror - with special reference to the East Anglian landscape.
We also produce the Lady Chillers - live readings of stories of the supernatural and macabre by women writers.
Christine Pike is a sculptor and curator with a life-long interest in Gothic fiction and, in particular, the ‘golden age’ of ghost stories of the 19th and early 20th centuries from Britain and the United States . Realising that, although male writers such as M R James, Bram Stoker, and Edgar Allen Poe are widely known, their female counterparts (although just as accomplished and prolific) are not. She set about remedying this situation by putting together a selection of ghost stories by women authors and performing them locally.
Christine has also begun to write and perform her own supernatural fiction, in the Victorian Gothic vein, under the pen name V. R. Salmon
Using only a lectern and some atmospheric lighting for her performed readings, Lady Chillers conjures up a world of period terror that will leave you wishing you didn’t have to go home in the dark…