Misc Whitby Gothic Weekend Photos and Resource Links
~reviewed by Uncle Nemesis
(photos courtesy of Uncle Nemesis)
The Whitby Gothic Weekend - contacts, credits, information sources, and related links:
The official Whitby Gothic Weekend website: http://www.wgw.topmum.co.uk
Email address for the Whitby Gothic Weekend: email@example.com
An unofficial German Whitby Gothic Weekend
Snail-mail address for ticket orders, mailing list, hard-copy information, etc:
Whitby Gothic Weekend
If you're a band, and you'd like to play at a future WGW, normal procedures apply. Send your promotional material and information to Jo Hampshire at the snail-mail address above. New bands are welcome to put themselves forward for the Friday night showcase. If you fancy a headline, you'll have to convince Jo that you've got the necessary UK-scene profile to justify the top spot. Please note that with only two events per year, opportunities to play are limited - don't run away with the idea that a booking is guaranteed. Note also that WGW bands are generally booked a year in advance. The complete list of bands which have played previous weekends can be seen on the official WGW website.
Announcements regarding the Whitby Gothic Weekend are posted to uk.people.gothic (sometimes before the new information shows up on the website). This newsgroup has also been the de facto forum for WGW-related discussion, arguments, rants, etc, since the early days of the festival. There will usually be several WGW-threads running in the weeks before, and immediately after, each weekend. DJ sets from the WGW are usually posted to uk.people.gothic shortly after each event.
In addition to this, a new on-line forum has recently been created on the WGW website.
You may also find Whitby-related discussions on Slashgoth: http://slashgoth.org
Sexy Sunday - Hazel's Sunday night extravaganza
in Whitby. An independently promoted event, not part of the official WGW,
but very much part of the same general mayhem: http://freespace.virgin.net/hazel.sex_goddess
Whitby Gothic Weekend online photo galleries:
The Whitby photo gallery index on the Darkwave site is a good jumping-off point for WGW photo-collections going right back to the first weekend in 1994: http://www.darkwave.org.uk/whitby
Many of the photos in the first part of this feature were taken by Olga K., who has more shots of Whitby bands and people on her own site: http://www.nef-blue-pages.com
There's a good selection of photos from the April 2002 event on the Insanitorium club website: http://www.insanitorium.co.uk Click on 'photos' when you arrive at the main page.
Lyssa's photo of Tina from Switchblade
Symphony appears in this feature. See more WGW photos (and read the stories
behind the pictures) on her own site. This link takes you directly to the
relevant index page:
There are plenty more WGW photo-galleries
out there. Check uk.people.gothic for announcements as new photos
from the April 2002 weekend are uploaded.
The bands from the April 2002 Whitby
Quotes within the feature are drawn from
email conversations before the April 2002 WGW, real life conversations
at the event itself, plus postings made to uk.people.gothic regarding past
Whitby - the town, tourism, history, and Harry Potter:
The official site for the town of Whitby: http://www.whitby.co.uk
A tourist-oriented Whitby site (some photos from this site were used in this feature): http://www.whitbytourism.com
Whitby Abbey - a history and virtual tour.
An acadmeic site giving insight into the history of Whitby as a religious
centre from the seventh century onwards:
The Whitby Abbey Headland Project - Conservation and archeaology in Whitby: http://www.pastforward.co.uk/whitby
Captain Cook - a site devoted to Whitby's 18th century explorer: http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway - vintage trains amid the moorland landscape near Whitby. Goathland station was used as the location for Hogsmead in the Harry Potter movie. Please note that Hogwarts Castle itself, which looms above the station in the film, is not visible to muggles in real life: http://www.nymr.co.uk
Students from Whitby Community College play Hogwarts pupils in the Harry Potter movie. Just thought I'd throw that one in: http://www.whitby-cc.n-yorks.sch.uk/test/root/index.htm
This feature was written, researched, and generally bashed into shape by Uncle Nemesis: http://www.nemesis.to