Kaidan Ghost Story

Quadratura Press Release – for immediate distribution

Haunted Park Walk: Halloween in the Kyoto Garden

Follow the trail of glowing lanterns to reach the haunted Kyoto Garden which, for one night only, will come alive with an eerie recreation of the ancient traditions of Kaidan – Japanese tales of the strange and mysterious.

After the success of the Haunted Park Walk in Holland Park last year, Quadratura was commissioned again by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea to create an interactive video and sound installation for Halloween, this time in the Kyoto Garden.

Taking as their theme the ancient game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai (A Gathering of 100 Ghostly Tales)
Quadratura will create an event that is at once haunting, beautiful and evocative.

At these gatherings 100 candles were lit and the players would each tell a ghost story. After each story a single candle was blown out and the room grew darker and darker. The game was an evocation of the spirits and with the extinguishing of the final candle something terrible would be waiting in the darkness.

The Haunted Park Walk will bring ghostly tales to the Kyoto Garden through innovative video projection and spine-tingling sound design.

Time

Friday 31 October 6pm to 10pm

Location

Kyoto Garden Holland Park London W8 (Abbotsbury Road Entrance)

Free Admission

Numbers are limited so please book by calling the Arts Service on 020 7361 3204 or email arts@rbkc.gov.uk

Transport

Tube: Holland Park (Central) or Kensington High Street (Circle and District)
Buses: 9, 9a, 10, 27, 28, 31, 49, C1, 94 and 148

Note to Editors

Quadratura is a highly innovative and creative video projection and sound design company that utilises a wide range of technologies and techniques to create unique, and often interactive, interior and exterior environments.
www.quadratura.info

Created by Alex May and Martin A Smith for Quadratura, the installation is commissioned by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea as part of the ‘Across the Street, Around the World’ festival.
www.rbkc.gov.uk/acrossthestreet

For further information please contact
Alana Pryce (Press) at alanapryce1@aol.com or Mobile 07940420631
Miriam Nelken (RBKC) at Miriam.Nelken@rbkc.gov.uk
Quadratura at info@quadratura.info

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