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Top ten Halloween events in the East End
Tuesday 16 October, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday 31 October, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
Ghosts and witches prepare, the season of everything dead and scary is upon us, which means it’s time to escape our boring human bodies and fly into the streets. From fancy dress parties, creepy club nights, spooky dining experiences and family fun events, East London has everything you’re looking for this Halloween. This is the top ten Halloween events in the East End sure not to be missed.
Halloween Ripper walks at Discount Suit Company in Brick Lane
Discount Suit Company teamed up with the award wining London Walks-proprietors of THE Jack the Ripper Tour to bring you a Cocktail & Ripper Tours on Halloween night to add a little more monstrosity to the occasion. The walk will begin at the DSC, 29a Wentworth Street with a free cocktail upon arrival. You’ll then walk the backstreets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields learning about Jack’s exploits and the investigations that followed. The tour will conclude at DSC where you can splash down all you’ve taken in with two Jack The Ripper themed cocktails- the Rhum & betroot infused Requiem and the Gin soaked Saucy Jack.
6:30pm and 8:15pm, 30th October 2018
Discount Suit Company, 29 Wentworth St, London E1 7TB
For more information about the event visit DSC website
Journey to the Underworld dining experience, Bethnal Green
28 September- 10 November
Hop on the board of a luxurious train taking you on a journey to the Underworld where you will be served your last meal curated by 2017 MasterChef the Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis. This is a delicious four course dinner including vegan options as well as cocktails and drinks. Guests will have to outwit the seductive Gatekeeper, the hunched Harbinger, and the damnable Dark One, all the while praying that this isn’t a one-way ticket. This is a truly theatrical experience combined with fine dining not to be missed.
Tickets start at £53pp
Arch 63 Pedley Street, London, E1 5BW
For more info visit the official website
All the Gods in the Sky screening at Rich Mix
6pm, 16 October 2018
Halloween weekend wouldn’t be complete without a horror movie and spilling pop-corn all over yourself out of fear. If you feel up for it, you should come and see this extremely perverse and scary movie at Rich Mix.
Synopsis: 30-year-old factory worker Simon lives on a decrepit farm in the remote French countryside. He is devoting his life to caring for his sister Estelle, who was left severely disabled when a childhood game went horribly wrong. Simon, living with guilt and depression is looking to otherworldly forces to escape the corporeal prisons in which they are both confined.
Expanded from his short film A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky, director Quarxx has crafted a visually breath-taking, emotionally challenging nightmare, filled with claustrophobic dread and horror. Yet beneath the brutal violence and mystifying surrealism lies a profound sense of sadness and unexpected empathy, making for a deeply disorienting experience.
Rich Mix. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
For more information about the event visit Rich Mix website
Family pumpkin carving at Mile End Park
Thursday October 25
As a part of the Tower Hamlets Halloween and Half-Term Fun events, you will be able to carve your own spooky pumpkin and take it home with you. Sample designs will be provided as well as pumpkins (one per family) but you’re encouraged to be creative and come up with your own scary face.
Admission free, Booking is essential to book please contact 0207 364 5227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitehorse adventure playground, Whitehorse road, London E1 OND
For more information about the event visit Tower Hamlets events page
Secret Sundaze Halloween party at Oval Bethnal Green
10pm-6am, 28 October 2018
Dance the deadly night away at this year’s Sundaze super Halloween party. The theme? ‘Club Kids’. For those in the dark, the Club Kids came to prominence in the late 80’s and early 90’s in NYC and was led by party starters Michael Alig and James St James. The group was notable for its member’s flamboyant behaviour, outrageous costumes and gender fluidity. James Priestley and Giles Smith will be spinning the mix along with other guests like DJ Slyngshot and Palms Trax. For the night, Oval space will transform into bolshy and weird, colourful and bright scene for a perfect Halloween session.
50 tickets on the door
29-32 the Oval; Bethnal Green, London E2 9DT
For more info visit the Oval website
Family Halloween Night at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Saturday 27 October, 5-7:30pm
It might get a little chilly at night, but there is nothing a camp fire won’t fix. One will be set up in front of Soanes Centre to warm you up and prepare you for a night full of Halloween adventures. After you’ve eaten all the marshmallows and hot chocolate prepared on an open fire, you will begin a guided safari walk to look for bats and other nocturnal beasts in the park. You will be able to learn about animals living in the park and experience a truly spooky evening walking next to the graves, listening to the sounds of bats hunting and other animals moving in the dark. The event is free for adults, but there is a £5 donation for each child to ensure the team can keep delivering their popular environmental education workshops. Don’t forget a costume!
Sink the Pink ‘It’s Halloween Hun’ party at Troxy
Sink the Pink started in 2008 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s club as a humble LGBTG night visited mostly by local residents. Today, the parties are selling out venues all around London including Brixton Academy, Roundhouse and Troxy. For this year’s celebration of everything spooky, the creative family Sink the Pink has prepared a new spooktacular show with sensational new numbers and lots of DJs and live performances to bring you the best Halloween night of fun ever. You can expect the return of Queen of the Runway, with sexy celeb judges, as well as some amazing flamboyant dance shows and funky tunes playing all night long. So put on a costume and join the other witches on the dancefloor!
Saturday 27 October
490 Commercial Rd
London E1 0HX
For more information about the event visit Sink The Pink website
Acting UP Halloween special comedy at Rich Mix
31st October, 2018 7:30pm
Acting UP is an improvised comedy game show created and hosted by Ashley J & Tee-J. This time, they’re bringing you a Halloween special-they will be competing with two teams of four performers creating scenarios and parodies of well-known films and songs, all based upon the audience suggestions. Don’t know about you, but we would love to see some iconic scenes from Stranger Things and other freaky movies and TV shows.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
For more information about the event visit Rich Mix website
Cult Classic Collective at Genesis cinema
Wednesday 31 October, 6:50pm
October’s Cult Classic Collective screening with Nick Walker will be the spookiest of them all. The night will commence with a screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween (USA, 1987) and it will be followed by a discussion in the upstairs salon where you can catch up with other fans and talk about the movie over a drink or two.
Synopsys: On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.
Genesis cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ
For more information about the event visit Genesis website
BGWMC’s Haunted House Party, Bethnal Green
Saturday 27 October, 8pm-2am
Expect a night full of rotten rhythms, toxic tunes, live music, performances and grotesque games in over four rooms of Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Yes, you heard right. BGWMC have some long hidden rooms, boarded up for years, now finally open to scare the hell out of you. DJ Safari Phill of the legendary ‘Party Like It’s Your B’day’ will be hosting the night with his spine-chilling tunes and 90’s hits and various performers including cabaret carcrash BABY LAME-the punk-horror drag superstar will be entertaining you the whole night. Peer through your fingers at monster movies in the secret cinema and most importantly, dance till you drop…dead!
Tickets on the door
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London
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