The Locksmith’s Dream

“Secret gods live beneath the skin of the world. Five of them meet every year to exchange secrets and agree particular notes of history. Their conversations aren’t for our ears, but even after they’ve gone, their gossip still troubles the earth; the air still prickles with doors —”

The Locksmith’s Dream is a series of live overnight events set in an untouched corner of the Secret Histories, coming to Monmouthshire in the UK in October and December 2022.

The Locksmith’s Dream

“Secret gods live beneath the skin of the world. Five of them meet every year to exchange secrets and agree particular notes of history. Their conversations aren’t for our ears, but even after they’ve gone, their gossip still troubles the earth; the air still prickles with doors —”

The Locksmith’s Dream is a series of live overnight events set in an untouched corner of the Secret Histories, coming to Monmouthshire in the UK in October and December 2022.

The name of the meeting-place is Caer Adar, or Mantiq-ut- Tayr, or Roostinghall. It manifests in different places at different times, but it’s always a border-house with one stair in the waking world and one in dreams…

After the secret gods have met, a select group of mortal guests will visit under a binding truce to pick through abandoned tidbits of secret knowledge. These events have been called counterparties; they’ve been called symurgies; they’ve been called the embassies of night. No-one comes unwarned, and no-one leaves unchanged.

The night has other forms.

Arrive at noon. Circulate and speculate, following the stories around you. Retire and choose allegiances. Between sunset and midnight, don your chosen mask and venture into the night. As the sun returns, tie up loose ends over breakfast.