Gothic -Experience

Here are the things we are experiencing related to ‘Gothic’Please share your suggestions on the app…

Cemetery Photo Shoot

This month, we will be meeting at Woodvale crematorium (on Lewes/Bear roads) at 2pm on Saturday 19th January to conduct our very own gothic photo shoot.  If you fancy getting dressed up (preferably in black) we’ll have some make up & props to create an unforgettable Life Theming experience.  Please do get in contact if you’d like to join us.

 

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Get to know Gothic literature

What is gothic literature?The British library provide a wealth of pages to help us understand some of the Gothic traditions in literature and their influence osociety over the years.

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Go to a goth night

If living in a large enough town or city, you’ll probably be able to find a pub or bar that specialises in all things of darkness and goth.  Here in Brighton, The Caroline of Brunswick pub is putting on a goth night last Saturday of January.  If you can’t find one, create your own 🙂

 

Wear black make-up

Want to look goth?  Simple: apply some black make-up, wear black clothing and keep a morose expression as you glide through town.  Recommended make-up ranges from eye liner to lipstick and black nail polish.

 

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Visit gothic buildings

Pointed arches, delicate decorations, flying buttresses, gargoyles, beautiful stained glass… these are all typical in gothic architecture and can be found in churches, town halls and even skyscrapers…

 

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Spot the goth game

Here’s an idea if you’re bored or have an hour to kill one day this month; why not sit in the centre of your local town and see how many goths you can spot.  Not sure how to recognise a true goth?  This website will give you a few pointers.  Happy counting!

 

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Have a Gothic Dinner Party

Black-as-night food or something vampiric like beetroot soup, a gothic playlist, everyone sat in candlelight, dressed in black, perhaps a gothic poetry reading…

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Gothic – Watch

Here are the things you could watch related to ‘Gothic‘.  Please share your suggestions on the app!

Gothic

🎬…You can’t run away from your own fears…🎬

Gothika

🎬…this is the girl that I saw…🎬

The Orphanage

🎬…I’m too old to go to Neverland, darling…🎬

Rosemary’s Baby

🎬…What have you done to it?!  What have you done to its eyes?!…🎬

The Addams Family (TV series)

🎬…I’m quite proud of Mrs. Addams’ hothouse. She’s raised these plants from tiny weeds….🎬

The Munsters (TV series)

🎬…Grandpa: What smells so good? Herman: I cut myself shaving…🎬

Gaslight

🎬…And because I’m mad, I’m rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!…🎬

The Fall of the House of Usher

🎬… And the lakes and ponds became black and stagnant. And the land withered as before a plague….🎬

The Crow

🎬…then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right. …🎬

Beetlejuice

🎬… Well, I’ve read through that Handbook For The Recently Deceased….🎬

Gaslight

🎬…And because I’m mad, I’m rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!…🎬

The Fall of the House of Usher

🎬… And the lakes and ponds became black and stagnant. And the land withered as before a plague….🎬

Gothic – Taste

Here are the things we are tasting related to ‘Gothic‘. Please share your suggestions on the app!

Charcoal Ice-Cream

As black as Dracula’s cloak or Siouxsie Sioux’s eyeliner, this unusual black ice-cream is flavoured and coloured with activated charcoal.

 

Black martini

Sink into the depths of this martini with a dark, black twist.  Perfect for any gothic event or just for any dark night in alone….

 

Squid ink pasta

A pasta with a striking, shimmering appearance with a slight hint of sea in its flavour.  This dramatic pasta can be bought ready-made, or home made if preferred.

 

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Ghoul Graveyard Cake

Nigella calls this her ‘meisterwork’ and created it for Hallowe’en fun, but it’s gothic setting and deep, dark icing makes it perfect for Gothic January.

 

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Squid ink bread

Here’s a recipe to make bread as black as a gothic night with squid ink.  If you have a bread maker, you can add other ingredients and toppings for extra flavour, crunch and texture.  But the colour will give the desired goth effect.

 

Greene King Black IPA

Available in many supermarkets and pubs across the country, this Greene King IPA is not only a dark and goth-looking black colour, but also tastes quite delightful.

 

Black Garlic

Normal garlic heat-aged until it loses its pungency, turns to black caramel and has the consistency of dried fruit. Perfect for snacking on while watching Dracula… 

Black Rice

This gothic-looking superfood is also known as ‘forbidden rice’ because it used to be reserved for Chinese emperors to ensure their health and longevity.

Black Ramen Noodles

It’s amazing what a little squid ink can do to any mundane meal.  Take a cup of ramen noodles, squeeze a little of the ink and instantly you have a goblet of gothic broth. Click on the gothic trend site here for ideas – it’s worth it just to see the spider diagram come to life before your eyes.

Charcoal Cheddar

Love cheese?  This is the place to find many different types of cheeses and events, including the blackened charcoal cheddar – perfect for any gothic dining experience or just a little dark treat to have on a cracker by yourself.