Glossop Creates and KIN.DER’s next interactive WAN.DER looks at the spookier side of the town…

As part of her ‘Bookshops for All’ residency at George Street Community Bookshop, local storyteller, writer and printmaker Michelle Collier is leading  a stroll through the local landscape in her hunt for the stranger side of Glossopdale…

The fourth curated WAN.DER walk – founded by Glossop Creates and KIN.DER – will take in local ghost stories, folk tales and weird facts to delve into the town’s history and culture by discovering the strange and spooky.  This time, the walk will be interactive, with participants documenting their journeys with art and writing. 

Michelle Collier

Michelle says: “This Sunday 2nd October,  we’ll walk and talk, visit spots from local folklore, and – if we’re lucky – maybe even experience a strange sighting of our own! Each point on the journey throughout Glossop  is inspired by a local resident or story, and we will have time to stop, look around and spend time creatively documenting the surroundings through sketches, photographs, journalling and more.”

The stops will include places like The Norfolk Arms, a venue well known locally for spooky sightings and eerie stories, and the creativity generated on the day will then be shared at the bookshop to inspire new artworks and creative writing by Michelle.

Michelle Collier is a writer and printmaker with a background in writing for animation and digital experiences. With a lifelong love of storytelling, Michelle’s own work tends towards the mythical and mystical, from the tall tales we tell in the dark, to the strange folklore that endures through the ages. All muddled together with a touch of the macabre and a dash of humour. Through her practice, she is interested in the potential of collaborative mythmaking, and exploring the many ways to tell a story, from flash fiction, to image making, to experimenting with AI and other emerging digital narrative tools.

To book on the curated WAN.DER, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-the-weird-a-wander-with-michelle-collier-tickets-424565174867?fbclid=IwAR3H7IUF0K21Qa5XSoicUuKDy_dAlB9Wi4kpmAAv0xmk688HDGFYjxFqs_U