Harrowing Hallowtide

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The eighth of our thirteenfridays meals

On Halloween we started preparing for the festival with some appropriate ale.  Our bottle of Spooks Ales was bought while we were in Ilfracombe earlier this year for the Ilfra Expo, check out our holiday snaps.
Spooks Ale Ales

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All Hallows’ Day Menu –
Friday’s meal served with deceptively powerful Ghostini cocktails!
Ghostini

Garlic Eyes
Ghoulish Garlic Eyes – 13 doughballs with black olives, served with garlic butter and sour cream and chive dip.

Paella
Seer’s Seefood Paella – 13 ingredient paella (Onion, Green pepper, Garlic, Saffron, Black Olives, King Scallops, King Prawns, Crevettes, Rice, Fish Stock, Vermouth, Lemon, Parsley).

Eyes n ghosts
Ghostly Biscuits & Evil Eyes – 13 Sweet vanilla biscuits and 13 chocolate cake balls.

‘This dish is looking at me..’ Sam Knight

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Hallowtide celebrations continue with some Soul Cakes for All Souls Day

Soul Cakes

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Score Valley, Ilfracombe

Score Valley

Absent but not Forgotten have created new work for Ilfra Expo based on our recent visit and stay in Ilfracombe’s Score Valley.
You can see the work at the Olde Thatched Inn, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9PG  from 14/07/13 – 04/08/13.

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Join us 11am – 1pm Ilfracombe Museum, and 7pm – 9pm at The Olde Thatched Inn
Come and be photographed as a Ghost-in-a-sheet with artists, Kathryn and Jacob (Absent but not Forgotten) and join our spooky online gallery of spectres!

See more from our ghost gallery here.

A Night in the Score Valley Hotel

Arriving at dusk in Score Valley we pulled up in the car and were first welcomed by the hooting of owls from the nearby woods, creating just the right atmosphere for our stay.  On entering the hotel there was nobody to be seen, I just couldnt resist calling out – ‘Is there anybody there?’
No answer.  So instead we rang the bell and were quickly made welcome by Roger, the proprietor, who showed us to our first floor room and left us to unpack and discuss the plans for the weekend.
The owls continued and as we prepared the camera for an overnight vigil, there was some very strange scratching and tapping noises at the window…by the time we had equipment ready to record, it had stopped…

The camera was set to nightvision mode and left to take a photograph every minute through the night.

Absent but not Forgotten at Ilfra Expo

Absent but not Forgotten have been invited to Ilfracombe to make work for the Ilfra Expo 14/07/13 – 04/08/13

We are told that there are several haunted sites in the area, the one that interests us is called Score Valley, apparently the locals dont like it, theres talk of a haunted factory on the way into the valley, a derelict church graveyard and scary things going on in the woods!