The Hands of Murnau

L D Brown will be performing alongside story-teller E E Watson in three special evenings of ghost stories this October. They have christened this hour long show, quite confusingly, as: “The Hands of Murnau.”

This is how it is described in all the promotional literature:

Two sinister figures will be performing in the pub by the smokey glow of candles. “The Hands of Murnau” is an hour long production of traditional Cumbrian folklore and original compositions. The Lake District has some of the most picturesque landscapes in the U.K, but our resident story-tellers know that something dark lurks beyond the beautiful fells and plentiful chocolate shops. Their original stories are grim nightmares crafted in the fashion of M R James, J H Riddel, H P Lovecraft and other writers who use their initials instead of names. Join us…

What pub? Here are the details:

Where: Sticklebarn, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JU

When: 25th, 26th and 27th October at 7.00pm

This show is part of a National Trust evening of spooky Hallowe’en events. The evening starts at 6.00pm with a Bat Walk led by an NT ranger. This is followed by a BBQ dinner and story-telling and finally, a spooky (but family friendly) film will be shown on the big screen. All this is just £10 and children go free. You can book you tickets on the NT Sticklebarn website:

However, if you are not interested in either dinner or the bat walk, you are more than welcome to listen to the story-telling free of charge; hell – L D Brown might even buy you a drink if you are nice to him. It’s expensive, but Hawkshead Brewery Dry Stone Stout is rather nice.

I hope this all makes sense. I didn’t organise it.