A trip to Hell in a phone box



Diableries Book

At 2pm on November 6th Brian May will unveil an exhibition of stereoscopic 3D photographs that will allow visitors to the Gallery on the Green, Settle, to take a trip to the imaginary world of hell and the underworld. These photographs belong to a series created in France during the 1850s and known as the Diableries. These carefully crafted theatrical tableaux reveal a fantasy world of skeletons, devils, debauchery, that delight the eye and hold the attention of the viewer.

The exhibition is being opened to coincide with the publication of the lavishly illustrated book Diableries which reveals the historical and cultural context of this extraordinary group of images. For Brian May, and his fellow authors, Denis Pellerin, and Paula Fleming, “It has been a labour of love for us all, and has taken us to places we never dreamed of. We hope, in these pages, to share this voyage of discovery with you.

For those who cannot make the opening there will be a stereoscopically illustrated lecture and book signing at the Victoria Hall, Settle at 7:30pm when the authors will reveal the mysteries and delights of these ghoulishly fantastical, photographs!!