Midsummer 18 – Charity Donation Poll

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Midsummer doth cometh and again time to donate the sales profits from Wyrd Harvest Press / Folk Horror Revival books to our chosen charity The Wildlife Trusts.
Please choose below which specific appeal you would like us to donate to this time. Thank You
Either comment below or join our Facebook Group and vote on and follow the poll there.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/folkhorror/

To buy our books – http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andypaciorek
For further information on the environmental projects or to donate directly to a Wildlife Trust appeal –
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/support-us/appeals

To contact us – email  – folkhorrorrevival@gmail.com
or
wyrdharvestpress@gmail.com

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Wyrd Harvest Press – Wildlife Trusts projects update

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Since its creation in 2015, Wyrd Harvest Press -the publishing arm of Folk Horror Revival has charitably donated all of the profits from sales of its creations on its online bookshop  www.lulu.com/spotlight/andypaciorek
to various projects undertaken by the The Wildlife Trusts.

They have just been in touch to update us on the progress of some of those projects.

 

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

  1. £771.92 for Living Seas Appeal.  The total amount raised on this appeal was £7,745.17 (between July 2014 and last donation on June 2016). The appeal has concluded, with an appeal for further funding for a new marine project possibly coming soon. This project has focussed primarily on education and awareness of how amazing our living seas in the north of England are and how people can discover more about them, and support them going forward.

 

  1. £771.92 for Red Squirrel conservation work. This is an ongoing project badged as RSNE (Red Squirrels Northern England). It, along with numerous other work by The Wildlife Trusts to preserve Red Squirrel populations, is a successful project with promising results in latter years regarding the actual number of reds. As well as the important conservation work carried out by the Trust and partners, it also encourages people to support the project by reporting Red Squirrel sightings in their local area.  In the financial year 2017/18, Northumberland Wildlife Trust received approximately £13,000 in donations towards the project.

 

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

We would like to send a thank you to Folk Horror Revival for their kind contribution to our Help the Hedgehog appeal last year.

 

A recent poll voted the hedgehog to be Britain’s most popular species with the public, but numbers of this once common animal have declined seriously in recent years due to the reduction of hedgerows, changes in agricultural practices and changes to suburban gardens and there are now thought to be less than a million left in the UK.

 

Our campaign was launched by renowned wildlife expert and hedgehog fan Hugh Warwick and successfully delivered several hedgehog-focused initiatives including some habitat work, restoring hedgerows and urban woodland; raising awareness among gardeners of the benefits they derive from hedgehogs and how to encourage them; installing hedgehog-friendly fencing at one of our nature reserves (with gaps underneath to allow hedgehogs in and out) and a citizen science project to spot and record hedgehogs.

 

Below a SRWT ecologist is setting a hedgehog tunnel to record the nocturnal wanderings of an urban hedgehog – basically a tunnel containing an ink pad and a sheet of paper. And on the right, what was found the following morning!

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Thank you for your support of our Pollinators Appeal in 2016. This appeal was successfully concluded and the funds raised were used to support a variety of work aimed at protecting the habitats needed by these essential insects. For example:

  • We have been working with a local landowner to convert arable land to a wildflower meadow to provide additional nectar sources for bees and other insects.
  • We are campaigning for an outright ban on harmful pesticides (particularly neonicotinoids) which have been shown to disorientate and confuse bees seeking food.
  • We now manage over 50 nature reserves, including meadows, heathland and downland, all part of the essential mix of habitats our landscape requires to support a wide range of insects and pollinators.
  • We hope to inspire others to support wildlife too. Simply planting bee-friendly flowers can support pollinators and can make a big difference even in a small space whether that’s a garden, allotment or window box.

 

Our current appeal has turned our attention to the protection of the marine environment. We are raising match funding for a Heritage Lottery Funded project called Secrets of the Solent. We want to vastly improve local awareness and appreciation for our seas and are looking to tackle and improve issues like plastic pollution and habitat damage. We will do this by working with local people and businesses in a variety of different ways. You can find out more here: http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/SecretsoftheSolent

Devon Wildlife Trust

The River Otter Beaver Trial crowdfunding appeal has concluded and raised just over £30,000 from more than 600 donors, which we feel is a fantastic result for the project. We are extremely grateful to Folk Horror Revival for their generous donation that formed part of this fundraising effort. Those donations helped to boost our other fundraising from individuals, corporate supporters, and charitable trusts – all of which have made a massive difference to the work with beavers, local landowners and communities. An overview of the project’s current status is given below, and please also see the photos attached.

 

  • The River Otter Beaver Trial (ROBT) is now about two-thirds through its five year duration, and is indicating that the return of beavers to the English landscape can be carried out successfully and with generally positive impacts on the communities and wildlife that occupy the valley.
  • The beaver population is in a healthy state and growing steadily, with approximately 26 beavers living in eight family groups. The number of territories suggests that the larger family groups have dispersed and separated, and young pairs are forming new territories. They are still causing relatively few conflicts, with those that occur being mitigated successfully using techniques widely used elsewhere. Landowners are constructive and open-minded in almost all cases, which enables techniques to be trialled and refined, and experience gained.
  • Public interest in the project and beaver ecology remains high. This is now a major element of the trial, which we believe helps to prepare the way for other projects in the future, locally and nationally. In total, since the start of the Trial we have given 170 presentations to approximately 10,700 people, an additional 40 guided walks along the River Otter to about 1,000 people, and a further 52 walks around the Enclosed Beaver Project in West Devon to around 500 people.
  • For more details, please see our website at www.devonwildlifetrust.org/river-otter-beavers.

 

Devon Wildlife Trust are also currently operating two other appeals:

  • The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project is making good progress with its aim of reversing the decline of this nationally threatened species, working with landowners and communities to create more bat-friendly habitat and raise awareness of the public can help Greater Horseshoes. See http://devonbatproject.org/ for more details.
  • The Freshwater Pearl Mussel project is a partnership project helping to conserve this rare and endangered species that is easily-overlooked, but vital species for our rivers’ health. The work involves a captive breeding programme that is showing promising results so far, as well as river restoration and engagement of local communities. See www.devonwildlifetrust.org/freshwater-pearl-mussel-project for more details.

On behalf of all my colleagues at these various Wildlife Trusts, thank you again for your wonderful support of these projects. There is such an incredible variety of critical work within this list that simply wouldn’t be possible without support such as yours.

Best wishes,Sam

 Sam Gee

Individual Giving Support Officer – The Wildlife Trusts
Thank You very much to all the Revivalists who have bought our books. Other great titles are in production / planning. Again we will continue to support the Wildlife Trusts through their sale.

To donate directly to the Trusts please visit here.
To buy our books please visit here.

Spring Solstice: Book Sales Donation 2018

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Happy Spring Equinox !!

To mark the season, Folk Horror Revival / Wyrd Harvest Press are again donating profits from our book sales to a Wildlife Trusts project.

This time Wiltshire Wildlife Trusts Marvellous Meadows project has been voted the lucky recipient by members of our Facebook Group and receive  £501.32

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Our previous donations have been as follows –

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Should you require further information of the donations email – folkhorrorrevival@gmail.com and / or contact The Wildlife Trusts

To make a donation directly to The Wildlife Trusts
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/appeals

To buy our books – http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andypaciorek

Thank You to all those who voted and especially to those who bought our books – Enjoy.

Return to the Fields …

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The Second Edition of Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies is now available from here

A new and revised edition of the seminal tome Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies. A collection of essays, interviews and artwork by a host of talents exploring the weird fields of folk horror, urban wyrd and other strange edges. Contributors include Robin Hardy, Ronald Hutton, Alan Lee, Philip Pullman, Thomas Ligotti, Kim Newman, Adam Scovell, Gary Lachman, Susan Cooper and a whole host of other intriguing and vastly talented souls. An indispensable companion for all explorers of the strange cinematic, televisual, literary and folkloric realms. This edition contains numerous extra interviews and essays as well as updating some information and presented with improved design. 100% of all sales profits of this book are charitably donated at quarterly intervals to The Wildlife Trusts.

Paperback – 550 pages – Normal retail price -£15.00 + Shipping

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Lookee yonder ~ Wyrd Harvest Press 2018

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2018 is already again a busy year for both Folk Horror Revival and Wyrd Harvest Press.
Lined up are talks at others’ events or media presences and again a fruitful focus of books.

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Our first venture into publishing back in the winter of 2015, Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies was very much a cutting of teeth. Using multi-contributors from many a field close and far for inclusion in a charity book and testing out unfamiliar Print on Demand demands led it is safe to say a headache or ten … But we were left in our hands, somehow put together by a new and relatively unexperienced quantity a tome that featured amongst its pages , contributions by the likes of Philip Pullman, Robin Hardy, Alan Lee and also a cornucopia of interviews with or essays by a surge of new talent. Field Studies, I think it is fair to say, opened more eyes to the genre of folk horror and its revival. Furthermore, though its creators have not made a penny from it; conservation and biodiversity projects conducted by The Wildlife Trusts have benefited well from its presence.
It was not a perfect book however, as some reviewers fairly pointed out, there were some formatting issues which gave an uneven appearance. A minor complaint, but one we took note of …..sooooooo …. this year sees a Second Edition of Field Studies, which not only sees the design improved but also features numerous new interviews and essays featuring the talents for instance of Susan Cooper, Pat Mills and Ronald Hutton and themes such as cults in cinema, communications with the dead and the wolf in the rye, amongst others.
The original Field Studies is no longer available to buy from our book-store but a new, bigger and better version is coming soon.

It will be followed by Harvest Hymns (a 2 volume extravaganza released simultaneously). Pieced together by the mysterious music-magician Melmoth the Wanderer, prepare to be treated to the sumptious tastes of the twisted roots and sweetest fruits of Folk Horror music. Delving first via essays and interviews, into a paganistic past of folk music, experimental electronics and witchy metal we are brought into the present of dark folk, drone and many other strange and wondrous aural delights.
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Also this year, we will bring to you a collection of contemporary ghost stories gathered by the author Paul Guernsey from a pool of talented haunted souls, whose nightmares have been illustrated by Andy Paciorek.
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Andy Paciorek has also been in cahoots again with professor and traditional storyteller Dr. Bob Curran to unearth the grisly tome that is The Wytch Hunters’ Manual.

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Also on the agenda and in progress for this year or beyond are Goddess – a volume brought to you by a female powerhouse delving into a wide variety of topics, The Choir Invisible, a book that deals with death in its varying shades of morbidity and beauty; and Urban Wyrd – a study into what happens when the harvest of folk horror and other strange fields, spills beyond the lines of town and country, both in place and mind.

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Peruse our existing titles at – http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andypaciorek

100% of profits from FHR / Wyrd Harvest Press books sold in this store will be charitably donated at intervals to different environmental, wildlife and community projects undertaken by the Wildlife Trusts.

the twisted roots and sweetest fruits …

 

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From the foundation stones of Acid Folk and Child Ballads, Occult Rock and the Blues to the influence of Folk Horror on TV and Film soundtracks, Hauntology and even mainstream Pop.

Harvest Hymns is a diverse and fascinating collection of articles, reviews and interviews with and from the likes of Jim Jupp, Maddy Prior, John Cameron, Jonny Trunk, Candia McKormack, Moon Wiring Club, Alison O’Donnell, The Soulless Party, Andrew Liles and Adam Scovell.

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Available soon from Wyrd Harvest Press – the publication wing of Folk Horror Revival

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Images – Jim Peters & Grey Malkin

Wyrd Harvest Press: 10% discount and Free Shipping on all our books*

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Wyrd Harvest Press books explore the landscapes of Folk Horror and related realms in film, tv, books, art, music, events and other media and also psychogeography, hauntology, folklore, cultural rituals and costume, earth mysteries, archaic history, hauntings. southern gothic, ‘landscapism / visionary naturalism & geography’, backwoods horror, murder ballads, carnivalia, dark psychedelia, wyrd forteana and other strange edges.

100% of profits from FHR / Wyrd Harvest Press books sold in this online store will be charitably donated at intervals to different environmental, wildlife and community projects undertaken by the Wildlife Trusts.

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FHR Young Artists of the Month: January 2018

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Folk Horror Revival is proud to present the Young Artist of the Month winner for January 2018 as Luis Dutton . His winning picture was this great rendition of Stonehenge shown above, the following drawings are also by Luis.
He wins a copy of the book Hares in the Moonlight by Sharron Kraus.

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We also received these fantastic pictures below from other Young Artists.

Esme Dutton
by Esme Dutton

Max Whistlecraft
by Max Whistlecraft

Mai Newholmby Mia Newholm
Ava Paananen
by Ava Paananen

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To enter your child’s art into the Folk Horror Revival: Young Artist of the Month competition –

Please send scans or photographs of the child’s work by email to fhryoungartistawards@gmail.com

Please include the child’s name and age
(the competition is open to children up to the age of 12).

Please include a postal address so that we can send a certificate to each young artist and the book to that month’s winner. (Email and postal addresses will not be shared online nor with any other party and will be used by us only in association to this competition. )

By submitting the child’s work you agree to us potentially publishing it in a book containing all the Young Artist competition entries (the book would likely be printed in black and white). Such a book will be non-profit for Folk Horror Revival / Wyrd Harvest Press with all sales profits being charitably donated to The Wildlife Trusts environmental, community and conservation projects.
All young artists will be granted a free PDF digital copy of the book, (as we utilise Print on Demand and are non profit, we are alas unable to supply young artists with hard-copy paper editions of the book).

The monthly winner of the competition will receive a copy of the book
Hares in the Moonlight by Sharron Krauss.
All Young artists will receive a little Thank You by post.

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