Danse Macabre – A Bancroft Manor House Tour

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

The Danse Macabre consists of the dead or a personification of death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave typically with a pope, emperor, king, child and labourer. It was produced as memento mori to remain people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life. Its origins date back to the 14th century.

A small group of residents from the virtual Bancroft Manor House have decided to head out on tour and, amongst other things explore cemeteries, picnic by gravesides, stay in the House of Baba Yaga, talk to the dead and document the life experience of some of the residents of these peaceful places.

In short, we will go where death chooses to take us.

If, as a writer or artist you sometimes feel that you are talking to the void you may be interested in joining us at Bancroft Manor. There is a one-off, inexpensive joining fee. This gives you access to the Bancroft Manor Facebook Group where prompts and creative stimuli are regularly provided and you share with likeminded. It also qualifies you to post on associated blogs.

In case you are wondering what you can offer! Perhaps you enjoy researching and sourcing macabre news! Maybe you are a photographer who loves to photograph cemeteries and abandoned places. It is possible that you love the whole crime genre or love to dabble in dark subjects. Be assured that there is a place for people of very diverse interest here.