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whitby krampus run
Whitby Krampus Run VIII on Saturday 3rd December makes its eighth journey out to punish the wicked on the streets of Whitby followed in the evening by the infamous Krampus Ball.
Sunday is the return of Thee Wyld Hunt with a very special race, this time with more participants and expanded competitions. This year we will be using Chapel on the Hill as our WKRHQ. We will be in there getting ready and changing into our Krampus.
The venue will also be open from midday for the public to come and meets us and for younger visitors to come and participate in some activities. You can get your face painted up all beastly, contribute to the cave painting, enjoy the magic tricks of our resident shamen, make Krampus Kards have your photo taken on the Krampus throne and meet Thee Gods and a chance bag yourself some excellent official WKR loot. Having a roof over our heads here means we can be better prepared for weather that may not be in our favour....Sounds gut to uns.
The Krampus Ball
Melodic Gothic Rock from Whitby. Luciferia (vocals), Karl (guitar) and Dominique (bass) create dark & emotional, yet uplifting & danceable songs. Since exploding onto the UK goth scene in 2019, ::WESTENRA:: have shared stages with the likes of goth legends Inkubus Sukubbus, Auger, Pretentious Moi? and Zeitgeist Zero. Their debut album “First Light” was released in January 2021 to rave reviews, followed by a cover of the Cliff Richard classic “Devil Woman” - a taster for the new sounds featured on their four track EP “B r e a t h e” available now.
May 2022 saw Whitby Abbey invite the band to perform as part of the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the novel Dracula which generated substantial national and international exposure. The band have also featured on a number of TV shows. With esteemed gigs already under their belt, ::WESTENRA:: are now looking forward to performing at locations across the UK
RED MEAT is the solo Industrial infused techno project of Rhys Hughes (ded pixel). Taking influence from Wax Trax! pioneers like Revolting Cocks, Meat Beat Manifesto and Sister Machine Gun, and adding a healthy slab of unrestrained queer rage to mix along with punishing techno beats and a dominating physical presence on stage, RED MEAT is a sound entirely out, proud and beating it's own drum. Angry, sweaty, queer noise from a council estate in the North of England...
is there anything more industrial?
The debut release for RED MEAT - entitled "Homo Vulgaris" was released on Manchester Techno Label Drone Records in the summer of 2021. In its first week it hit Number One on multiple charts, including EBM, Industrial, and Industrial techno.
HIS MISSION... Having already played shows around the UK is looking to expand bookings to include European and Scandinavian events, The second EP "Hell Hath No fury Like," Is currently in production.
Katie Metcalfe is an author, poet, photographer, blogger and singer-songwriter. Too wyrd for most people. Katie blooms best in the dark and grows stronger with the cold. The veins of her work run north. Her creations worship winter and its dark wonders and traverse the Nordics, High Arctic and her homeland of North Yorkshire. She loses and finds herself amidst the lore and landscapes of the northlands, their seasons and inhabitants.
She's published several books and put out one spoken word album, Arctic Fever (2017). In 2021, the Swedish black metal band Mara commissioned her to create the art for their album Loka Mar and Katie is also one half of the Witch Folk band Cave Mouth, whose latest album, Daughters of the North (2021), was released by Pagan Fortress. Her blog, Wyrd Words & Effigies, has been offering a path through the dark to wild, forbidden places since 2013. Her second blog, The Girl With Cold Hands, explores her infatuation with the north from every conceivable angle.