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Ouse Presents: BeetleJuice 80s Halloween Disco at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Date: Sat 28th Oct

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IT’S SHOOOOOOWWWTIME…This Halloween call on BeetleJuice to save your souls!!  This October, head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a Spooktacular Ouse Special to celebrate this Halloween in true 80s style. Think big hair, pinstripe suits, 80s wedding dresses and iconic Winona-goth makeup – the film won an Oscar for costume so no excuses! While most people ignore the strange and unusual, Hoxton are… strange and unusual… so join them as they step into Tim Burton’s crazy underworld of ghosts and ghouls – a twisted world of decadence and debauchery where the dead rained king!

Join them early for a screening of the cult film from 6pm with food from the Orange Buffalo, themed Beetlejuice Cocktails and spooky popcorn. In the main club room we will be delving into the seedy backstreets of the film, as we recreate the raunchy set of Dantes Inferno Rooms (the neon-covered brothel from the movie). You can expect spectacularly immersive production like no-other from Fables, festival production team behind the Rooftop at Queen of Hoxton as well as production at festivals around the UK, including Houghton, Secret Garden Party and El Dorado. Musically this will be a feast for the ears and soul with a finely picked roster of seedy party starters and DJs playing the best in heavy hitting dance music in the club room all night long, while in the main bar DJs will spin an 80’s inspired soundtrack of Funk, Soul and Disco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teeth Screening at The Book Club with the Vagina Museum

Date: Tuesday 31st October

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The Book Club will also be hosting the scariest of all vaginas: one with TEETH! Join them on Halloween for this special screening of a cult classic, with Q&A afterwards with Amanda DiGioia, expert in horror and feminism and author of “Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts: The Marginalized and the Monstrous”.

 

 

 

Hocus Pocus Halloween at The Book Club – Immersive Clubnight and Film screening

Date: Saturday 28th October

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Come, little children, we’ll take you away … into a land of enchantment. This Halloween the Book Club hosts a Spooktacular favourite, a Hocus Pocus themed club night and film screening. Return to the 90’s sleepovers of your tweens; think broomsticks and hoovers; pumpkins and candies; virgins and vintage SJP. Join them from 4.30pm to sketch the Sanderson sisters with the glorious Art Macabre. With a trio of fantastical models channelling the spirits of these witchy legends, including MOLLY BETH MOROSSA as Sarah, draw to a soundtrack of Halloween classic bewitching tunes. Places limited!
From 6.30pm go along for a free film screening and face painting session, sipping on a very grown up mezcal Witch’s Brew or knocking back Binx’s favourite prosecco tipple (from before he was a cat). Look out for a ceiling of witches’ hats, candles and some spooky surprises all around the Book Club. Join from 8pm onwards for an immersive club night —let them put a spell on you and join the grownups for a neverending night out to 90s and 2000s classics!

 

 

 

 

Fright Night – Lucid Dreaming Talk at The Book Club

Date: Wednesday 26th Oct

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Delve into your darkest nightmares, explore the horrors of sleep paralysis and learn lucid dreaming techniques to overcome them.Why do we have nightmares, and what can we do about them? Join psychologists and filmmakers to delve into the world of night terrors, sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming and more in an evening hosted by Guerilla Science. Artist and producer Carla MacKinnon shares her own experience of sleep paralysis with a screening of the award-winning experimental short documentary Devil in the Room, which evokes and explores the worlds between sleeping and waking.   Discover how disrupted circadian rhythms can impact sleep, and how we can gain control of our dreams through techniques like lucid dreaming. Learn how to direct your own dreamscapes and navigate nocturnal meditations as you delve in the human mind. Guests are invited to make their own sleepy tea to take away, drawing on herbal and orthodox medicine to create their own blend of night time brew.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN IN BRIGHTON….

Stranger Things 80s Party at Patterns

Date: Wed 18th Oct

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‘Strangest Things’ is the 80s themed immersive club-night influenced by the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things! Soundtracked strictly by vinyl records featured in and inspired by the show. Following last year’s sold out UK Tour – Strangest Things returns, and this time we’re bringing it to Brighton! We will be taking over one of the cities best venues, Patterns – on Wednesday 18th October, to take you to the upside down, with new twists and surprises! Not to mention some Stranger Sours cocktails garnished with mini waffles.

 

 

 

 

 

This Halloween sees The Quarter of Curiosity coming to the Newburgh Quarter, just off Carnaby Street in the heart of London’s West End.

This two-week celebration will see bespoke Halloween installations appearing throughout the Newburgh Quarter, The Quarter of Curiosity Shop, and a Halloween fright night party on Thursday 26th October 5 – 9pm. Where better to celebrate Halloween than on the cobbled streets over one of London’s ancient plague pits?

The Quarter of Curiosity Shop will open at 2 Newburgh Street from 17 – 31 October. A spook-tacular Halloween florist will offer posies and bouquets in spooky shades; think black roses, black Asparagus Fern, deep purple Calla Lillie’s and Love Lies Bleeding. Plus an exclusive series of free workshops will also be held at The Quarter of Curiosity Shop, from Halloween Headdress making, potion cocktail making, pumpkin planters, to Halloween makeup masterclasses and more.

 

 

 

 

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Following last year’s successful sold-out run, Tea Break Theatre’s immersive thriller, Dracula, returns to Sutton House for Halloween as part of the National Trust’s ‘Queered Season’. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic text, and set within the historic rooms of the Tudor Sutton House, this electrifying interpretation, full of twists and turns, shines a light on some of the  forgotten identities in the original novel.
Dracula is a theatrical journey that will lead audiences into the darkest corners of the house and the deepest depths of their nightmares. This is a haunting and visceral promenade experience that will transport visitors back in time to discover a legacy of blood that stretches through the ages.
Director Katharine Armitage comments, “It is a real honour to be bringing the Count back to life at Sutton House as part of their ‘Queered Season’. This show is all about shaking the dust off a Victorian text, peering into its innards and then throwing it onstage to create something both classic and completely new. In re-examining our history and literature we can always find voices that were ignored or kept quiet in the past but they’re definitely there and now it’s their time to come out of the shadows (the problem being, with a horror story, what else will follow out of the
darkness!).”

 

 

 

 

FRIGHT NIGHT WALKTHROUGH EXTREME SCARE EXPERIENCE AT PIRATE’S QUEST

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Newquay’s Pirate’s Quest has been overrun by a terrifying horde of Ghost Pirates for Cornwall’s most horrifying Halloween event.
‘Fright Night’ makes an unwelcome return for an exclusive adults-only one night scare experience, on Friday, October 27th for those with nerves of steel.

Horror fans are in for a treat as the Ghost Ship arrives and the authentic caves and coves inside Pirate’s Quest will be transformed into gruesome scenes filled with deranged, disturbed, and diseased spectres, creating Newquay’s only fully immersive, walkthrough scare experience.
Using a cast of skilled scare-actors, detailed 360 degree sets, and shocking special effects, the after-hours Halloween experience is guaranteed to be an absolute scream!
Volunteers will have to summon all their courage as they navigate their way through the dark and eerie scenes, and come face to face with terrifying phantom pirates who aren’t afraid to get up close and personal.

Don’t stay in and watch a horror movie, live the experience yourself at Pirate’s Quest!
Timeslots available throughout the evening online.
Due to popular demand in previous years, for the first time ever groups with teens will be able to attend our Twilight Teen Terror Tours, with limited slots running from 6pm on Friday 27th before the main scare event.

With experiences set to get scarier as the night unfolds, ‘un-happy’ hour Teen tours are ideal for groups with fearless teenagers (13+) or adults not brave enough to attend later in the night.
Advanced booking is essential with scare experiences lasting approximately 45 mins. Fright Nights include atmospheric lighting, loud noises, live performers, and theatrical smoke and water effects. Therefore is not recommended for Expectant Mothers, Epileptics, and those with Heart Disorders or a Nervous Disposition. Unfortunately the Experience is not accessible by wheelchairs.

 

 

 

 

Cult Horror Movies Halloween Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London

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Frights, Camera, Action! This Halloween, Royal Lancaster London is directing something spooky, and the biggest twist in this thriller…everything is black and white!
Built in 1967, Royal Lancaster London is going back to the 1960s for Halloween to celebrate its 50th Birthday. Re-launching following a mega £80 million renovation – or re-‘vamp’ – the hotel is ‘thrilled’ to announce the hair-raising Halloween Afternoon Tea, available from 17-31 October 2017.
Indulge in a truly spook-tacular experience with the Halloween Afternoon Tea, inspired by 1960s classic horror movies. A very cold welcome awaits you, with Alfred Hitchcock classics flickering from a projector and The Little Shop of Horrors’ Audrey sitting on your table. Don’t feed her meat!
Pull the curtains back on a scene of savoury classics; though not all is as it seems… are you brave enough to try the Axe-Carved Beef with Horseradish; the Ominous Crab Sushi and the Pitch Black Pudding Scotch Egg?
Sink your fangs into an array of sickly-sweet confections so good they could bring the dead to life. Things get grisly with a Cursed Blackbird Macaroon; Psycho Marbled Lollipops; Black Sunday Battenberg; Night of the Living Tart; and a Haunted Panna Cotta.
The final nails in the coffin are the Chocolate and Coconut Scones, served fresh from the oven with Homemade Blackberry Jam and Clotted-Blood Cream. The Halloween Afternoon Tea is accompanied by a selection of fresh loose leaf teas and a glass of Lanson Black Label or the slightly sweeter Lanson White Label.

Royal Lancaster London invites you to embrace your inner Hitchcock and capture a chilling photograph of the Halloween Afternoon Tea. To enter, all photos must be in black and white and use the hashtag #WeAlwaysScare to win a complimentary Christmas Afternoon Tea.
The 1960s Halloween Afternoon Tea is priced at £35 per person and is served from 2pm until 5.30pm.

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