#FolkloreThursday in the Press


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Really enjoyed talking to Fergus Collins at BBC Countryfile Magazine about #FolkloreThursday’s new book, Treasury of Folklore – Seas and Rivers: Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships. We had a brilliant chat about mermaids, sailor lore and more. Thank you again, Fergus!


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@TheMarySue featured some spooky September lore from #FolkloreThursday!





@TheMarySue kindly featured #FolkloreThursday when we were overwhelmed with posts from Taylor Swift fans after she announced her new album. Who would have thought?



@DeeDeeChainey talks about ‘Cinderella’ on ‘The Why Factor‘ for the BBC World Service


Huge thanks to @DanCoxonAuthor for mentioning #FolkloreThursday in his brilliant article in The @Guardian: “From #HoundoftheBaskervilles to the #Essex Serpent: #Top10 Folk Tales in Fiction

Folklore continues to inspire writers like Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry – as well as online communities with #FolkloreThursday and creepypastas

In this age of smartphones and digital media, it’s been a joy and a wonder to see how folklore has survived. The popularity of the #FolkloreThursday hashtag on Twitter has already moved beyond mere survival and become a lively, international community. It’s hard to imagine such prolific cross-fertilisation of folk tales at any other point in history. Neither has the unlikely resurgence been restricted to revisiting the past. The advent of “creepypasta” such as the Slender Man, carrying many of the hallmarks of traditional folk tales, has seen online communities starting to develop their own legends, their own lore. Folklore has survived in the 21st century by setting up home online.


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We were really pleased to talk to at about , folklore, fairy tales and things that go bump in the night! Do check it out to learn some terrifying tales and traditions…


British folklore: How the traditional tales are benefiting from modern culture
Thanks to @davidmbarnett for interviewing #FolkloreThursday for his @Independent piece about @FolkloreSociety‘s map!



#FolkloreThursday was featured on BBC Trending on 31 March 2016. Many thanks to the @BBCtrending team for an excellent day at the Tower of London!


#FolkloreThursday appeared in The Independent on 8 March 20016 (print and online). Many thanks to journalist @davidmbarnett for featuring us.


#FolkloreThursday Around the Web

An excellent article on the resurgence of folktales for @PositiveNewsUK by Lucy Purdy.
An interview by Remy Dean with Willow and Dee Dee about writing, folklore, and more!

Interesting article on the women, witches and folklore for @ThePoolUK by Caroline O’Donoghue.

Mention in Resurgence Mag, from @Jini_Reddy.


#LadySciPod! @historein discusses #FolkloreThursday & @k8shep talks Murray & witches! See: Episode 2!




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