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6 Halloween Events Bringing the Spooks to Notts

22 October 17 words: Jade Moore

Halloween is fast approaching and the ghosts and ghouls have already planned their trip to Hoodtown. Time to start planning your outfits for the spookiest day of the year...

Halloween Fair and Book Launch

There are some peeps out there that just don’t fancy a night out surrounded by people wearing all sorts of weird costumes. So if you’re one of them, this could be right up your street. Local author Peach Berry has scrawled together a book of short horror stories and is launching it on the spooky night itself. The event kicks off with a reading and Q&A sesh, followed by loads of Halloween stalls for a variety of creepy themed stuff for you to browse and get your fangs stuck into. There will be jewellery, candles, homewares, bags, books and even some gothic clothing if you fancy looking the part. And that’s not all, they’ve had a word with the local ghosts, and have arranged some ghost tours around the venue which’ll be happening on an hourly basis.
Tuesday 31 October, 3.30pm-8pm, free, National Justice Museum, event link

ACES Nottingham present The Halloween Party

Just like the creepiest of all the creepy films, this one’s gorra minimum age of eighteen. Whack on your costume and grab all your mates to make the most of what this night has to offer. There will be Back2Back DJ’s performing on two themed floors, so you’ll not be short of entertainment. Plus, it’s not actually on Halloween, so this could be a good practice run for the night itself. There’ll be limited tickets on the door, so if you wanna go to this then bag yoursen one now, and if you want to make the night even better, book a table too. If you’re dead specific about what music you enter into your ears, then note that this event will be playing House and R&B.
Saturday 28 October, 10pm-4am, £9.05-£11.25, The Bowery Club, event link

Meet the Ghosts of Nottingham Industrial Museum

Whether you’ve paid a visit to the Industrial Museum at Woolly Hall or not, this’ll be your chance to go and find out all about the ghostly goings on. The museum was once the stables and piggery for the estate and is now full of lace machines, old carriages and steam engines. It’s great for showing off a bit of local history during the day… but don’t forget, people lost their lives for the industrial heritage of Nottingham. Apparently, some of these items are host to the spirits of people who worked and built them, and this is your chance to see what happens when your lot leave and go home…except this time you’ll be there. The price of the ticket even includes a free glass of wine, tea, coffee or a soft drink to help keep your wits abaht ya. Blimey, who knows what you’re gonna see?
Sunday 29 October, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15, Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall, event link

Halloween at The Canalhouse

If you want them creepy, classic Halloween vibes and a trip to the pub then this is defo the place you need to be. And it’ll be a good escape from all those door-knockers. The Canalhouse will be decked out in all their best, spooky stuff to transform the place and make it is Halloween-y as poss. And the staff will all have costumes on, so don’t be surprised if you get yer pint pulled by a vampire or see a Zombie coming out of the kitchen. And what would Halloween be without some tunes? They’ll be playing the ultimate mix of music to make sure you’re really feeling them spooky vibes. And there’s mention of a tap takeover…
Tuesday 31 October, all day, free, The Canalhouse, event link

Strangest Things 80's Halloween Party

If you’re into stuff from the 80s and you’re a fan of the Netflix TV series Stranger Things!, then you can’t really afford to miss this, cus you’ll be kicking yersen if you do. That’s why we’re telling you abaht it now, see? This 80s themed club night is influenced by the show and soundtracked strictly by vinyl records that were featured in it. Expect to hear the likes of The Clash, Joy Division, Foreigner, The Smiths, The Cure and David Bowie. And, of course, it’s Halloween so there’s A DRESS CODE. You’re steppin’ back into the 80s era remember, so dress accordingly. Think A Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins, The Exorcist, The Shining… you get the idea. Last year’s tour sold out, so make sure you get yer hands on tickets early.
Tuesday 31 October, 10pm, £9, Rescue Rooms, event link

Halloween Fair and Book Launch

There are some peeps out there that just don’t fancy a night out surrounded by people wearing all sorts of weird costumes. So if you’re one of them, this could be right up your street. Local author Peach Berry has scrawled together a book of short horror stories and is launching it on the spooky night itself. The event kicks off with a reading and Q&A sesh, followed by loads of Halloween stalls for a variety of creepy themed stuff for you to browse and get your fangs stuck into. There will be jewellery, candles, homewares, bags, books and even some gothic clothing if you fancy looking the part. And that’s not all, they’ve had a word with the local ghosts, and have arranged some ghost tours around the venue which’ll be happening on an hourly basis.
Tuesday 31 October, 3.30pm-8pm, free, National Justice Museum, event link

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