Icy writes Gothic fiction while working on a PhD in Film Studies and talking about folklore and the supernatural on her blog, www.icysedgwick.com.
Walk south along St Nicholas’ Street in Newcastle and you’ll spot a medieval building on your left. Surrounded by the behemoth of Milburn House and the engineering of the railway arches, it seems out of place.
If you’ve hung around folklore for long, you’ve probably heard of the witching hour.
In the occult, it’s apparently that time when witches and demons are at their most powerful.