Occulture 2009

The only event to be held  in London @the Courtyard Theatre N1. Several factors made the event a strange reawakening of the magickal Arrival and as usual there was no set formula to the return of Occulture. The theme was lost in the mix but retrospectively...

Occulture 2003

The largest Occulture Festival took place at the Sallis Benney Theatre and University Buidlings, Brighton. There were over 50 contributors and as many stallholders. The headliners were Jaz Coleman frontman of Killing Joke and Ed and Denyz Johnson. Highlights of...

The 2002 event held a particularly Tibetan flavour. Mrs Takla representing the Government of official agency for his Holiness the Dalai Lama joined the Tibet Office in the opening ceremony and together with the of Mayor of Brighton were 2002′s special guests.  The...

Occulture 2001

Whilst the official blurb says ‘Occulture 2001  followed its birth with a celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the Repeal of the Witchcraft laws and formally opened by Colin Wilson’, it might be fair to say that this was the year that the event truly arrived on the...

Occulture 2000

The very first Occulture festival gave resonance to the idea that esotericism is something to celebrate. The event stood as a memorial to the life and work of Derek Leo Taylor, the trance medium of the late Alex Sanders – the man dubbed ‘The King of the Witches’....

Gabriel Duffy

A gregarious and talkative Irishman behind whose often humorous nature was perhaps one of the most gifted people to arrive at the festival gates. His intellect may well have been thirty years ahead of the average man. From his writings, sadly unpublished in the main,...