I have selected the suggestions on this mini-list of events myself. For the most part, if I haven't visited a venue or attended a particular company's events in the past, then I know at least one person who has. However, there are a couple of events thrown in to the mix that I just think sound really cool...
Friday 26th October
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- At Halloween Stand Up for Books, 20:00–22:30, The George on the Strand, £3 for SYP members, £5 otherwise
I've been to several of the Society of Young Publishers' and the Society of Authors' events in the past and this one sounds like a great idea. The main acts are authors James Dawson, Cathi Unsworth, and Katy Darby, and there will be readings of gothic poems and short stories inbetween.
- Friday Late: Kensington Gore, 18:30-22:00, Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance and most events free
Music, talks (including one on 'Witchcraft through Fashion'!), films, and other activities. Did I mention that it's free?
Saturday 27th October
- Foyles Presents: Fearfest, 14:00-16:00, The Gallery at Foyles,Third Floor, Charing Cross Road, Free
- Cant Buy Me Love, 12:30-17:30, The Boogaloo, entrance free
If you'd rather shop, entry to the CBML vintage market and jumble sale is free.
- Reel Music Halloween Special, 20:00-03:00, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, £7.00
Seven hours of movie-soundtrack tunes, with free popcorn, and Oscars awarded to the wearers of best costumes. If you get hungry you can visit the diner and if the music isn't enough, you can make your own in the karaoke rooms, or bowl, of course.
- THRILLER NIGHT!, 18:00-02:00, Drink Shop & Do, £5 with fancy dress/£8 without
- Or just go to Slimelight. They've got a very generous special offer on membership that night.
Wednesday 31st October
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- Halloween Movie Night: Beetlejuice!, 6:30 onwards (film begins at 7:30), Beas of Bloomsbury at Maltby Street, £5.50 entrance
- Barbican After Dark Halloween Special, 19:00-01:00, Barbican Foyers, entrance and most events free
What are your plans for Halloween? How do you prefer to celebrate it? Will you be going to any of these events - or one I've missed? There are several amazing-sounding Halloween balls this week and next in London, but most of them are sold out and/or out of my current budget!