What’s the connection between an 80’s icon, a Victorian Irish author and some mysterious local folklore? 
Well, it has to be Whitby Goth Weekend, of course! 
If you’re old enough to remember the 80’s, you’ll remember Toyah Willcox, the colourful singer and actress who has chameleon-like qualities when it comes to costumes and cosmetics. 
And if you’re not quite ‘of that age’, then prepare to be wowed by this remarkable performer who’s appearing at the spring ‘helping’ of Whitby Goth Weekend, WGW for short, on Friday 21st April at Whitby Pavilion
The spring WGW takes place on Saturday 22nd April, concluding on Sunday 23rd April, which also happens to be St George’s Day. 
WGW was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire, along with a group of friends, and has become one of the world’s premier Goth events. 
In 1997, the event became a twice-yearly event, taking place in the Spring and Autumn. 
Whitby is globally recognised for its gothic associations. The town was a huge inspiration for Irish author Bram Stoker when he penned Dracula, published 120 years ago this year. No doubt Stoker must have admired the incredible ruins of Whitby Abbey on the East Cliff and probably heard of the folklore legend of the Barghest, a large black dog with gleaming eyes that is said to roam the cobbled streets of Whitby and the nearby misty moors … 


We have had two recent cancellations for April Goth Weekend: 
Room 1 - NOW BOOKED 
Room 7 - Sea Facing King En-Suite - £95 per night so £285 for the weekend 
It is a minimum 3 night stay over this event weekend. All room prices include breakfast. 
These prices are cheaper than online - just quote 'GOTH WEEKEND BLOG' to receive these preferential direct rates 
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