“White face, black shirt/ White socks, black shoes/ Black hair, white strat/ Bled white, died black”, sang Ian Dury on Sweet Gene Vincent. Well, if you have black shoes, black trousers or skirt, a white shirt, waistcoat, and a black cape, make your way to Whitby Abbey on Thursday 26th May for 6.45pm.
To mark the 125th anniversary of the publication of Bram Stoker’s novel, English Heritage are launching a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires, currently standing at 1,039, set by an event organised by Ed Kuhlmann in Virginia in 2011.
Fangs on the upper teeth are compulsory, pallid skin helpful, and a menacing demeanour optional. Cloves of garlic and crosses are not welcome.
Sounds fun and it would be fitting if the record was broken at the place that inspired Bram Stoker.