Halloween might not be my bag but at least it’s an excuse to put some interesting events on.
Aside from the Ikon Eastside closing party there are a fair number of Halloween-themed things going on.Â These are they (all happening on Friday 31 October, except the last two):
- The National Trust are putting on events in the back to back buildings (50-54 Inge Street/55â€“63 Hurst Street, Birmingham).Â From 11.30am – 4pm they’ve got some nice events for the kiddies, then from 7pm to 9.30pm they’re “offering visitors a unique opportunity to linger for a while in our shadow-laden rooms, and silently reflect on the atmosphere of the back houses lit by candles, fires and oil lamps”
- The Town Hall are showing Nosferatu with an organ accompaniment by Nigel Ogden
- The Light House are showing Dracula, the Hammer version with Christopher Lee
- The Local Shorts Film Club are running a Halloween special at the Library Theatre
- Vivid are showing a slowed-down version of Psycho that will last a full 24 hours.Â It starts at 9pm on Friday 31st and ends at 9pm the next day.Â Entry is free
- At the Old Joint Stock Theatre, “Gemini present an evening of ghostly tales around the history of the Old Joint Stock followed by readings from a Medium”.Â The night’s called Ghostly Histories and perhaps the scariest part is that the blurb mentions “clairvoyants with solid reputations”
- And on 1 November the Outer Edge’s next event at The Edge features “some obscure 3D horror and live horror sound effects from DJ FreakBeat”. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07887 956297 for info.
- Also on 1 November, Capsule/ATP are putting on a Halloween show.
Thanks to the West Mids Life blog for a leg up compiling this.Â Is there anything good I’ve missed?