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London after dark

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 15:15

The season of scares is upon us and to celebrate, our wonderful member venues will soon be transformed for frightful Halloween fun. The halls will be decked for thrills and chills with ghoulish gallery exhibitions and spine-tingling screenings, to special Halloween tours and family concerts.

If these events leave you feeling inspired, why not avoid the tricks, and treat your guests to a unique Halloween venue this year? From a cocktail reception at the Tower of London, to a weird and wonderful dinner and dance at London’s highest garden, there are plenty of ways to add a twist to your Halloween party this year.

Here are a few of our spooky suggestions for you to sink your fangs into this season.

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Tour Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

Enter if you dare and embark on an atmospheric after-hours tour around the iconic Tower of London, taking in some of the gruesome sights and spooky stories which make it world famous.

With only lamps and the faint glow of the moon lighting the way, Yeoman Warders lead you around the grounds sharing spell-binding tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution and torture as guests take in the world famous sights such as Traitors’ Gate, the Scaffold Site and the Bloody Tower.

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Halloween in the Sky- London’s Ultimate Halloween Party at Sky Garden- 27th October

This Halloween, Sky Garden will be hosting the most exclusive of spook-tacular parties. Don your best fancy dress costume and celebrate in haunted style, 35 floors up. Hair-raising, live music will kick-start the deadly disco, followed by renowned London DJs spinning tracks into the witching hour.

Delicious food and tempting drinks will be available throughout the evening, from ghostly-themed cocktails to late night menus of feasting bites to ensure this paranormal party proceeds into the night. Be sure to bring your Halloween gladrags to be in with a chance of being named Sky Garden’s ‘Best Dressed’- there's a bottle of champagne up for grabs for the winner!

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Crime Scene Live at Natural History Museum- 13th November

Become a detective for the night and work with the Museum’s forensic experts to solve a murder mystery.

A killer is on the loose and it’s up to you to bring them to justice. As a crime scene investigator, you’ll need to gather the evidence, analyse the facts and carry out experiments with the Museum’s forensic experts to establish when, where and how the victim died. Can you help crack the case?

You and your team will explore the Museum and learn about the science behind real-life crime scene investigation.

For more information or to book, click here.

 

The Addams Family in Concert at Royal Albert Hall- 26th October

Barry Sonnenfeld’s delightfully twisted comedy fantasy The Addams Family (1991) will enjoy its world premiere screening accompanied by a live orchestra as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film!

The Addams Family in Concert, featuring composer Marc Shaiman’s charming and imaginative orchestral score, is kooky, spooky, ghoulish fun for the entire family. Go in your best fancy dress and make sure you've got your clicking fingers ready.

For more information or to book, click here.

 

Museums at Night- Craven Street Bones at Benjamin Franklin House- 28th October

In 1998, a chance discovery during conservation sparked an investigation at Benjamin Franklin House: how did human skeletal remains of up to 10 individuals come to be buried under the basement floor?

A night of gruesome discovery awaits as guests make their way through the former residence of Benjamin Franklin and explore the darker side of the 18th century’s pursuit of knowledge. Discover why over 1,200 bones were unearthed in the basement and hear tales of animal experiments, amputations and dissections.

For more information or to book, click here.

 

Nosferatu (1922) screening- LSO St Luke’s- 26th October

The Nomad Cinema and Old Street partnership have teamed up with LSO St Luke’s, the magnificent home of the London Symphony Orchestra’s music education programme, to create a chilling performance of F.W Murnau’s original Dracula film Nosferatu. The 1922 silent film will be accompanied by a live score from musical geniuses The Cabinet of Living Cinema and takes place directly above LSO St Luke’s crypt, once home to over 1,000 burials.
Despite this being an 80-year-old masterpiece, Max Schreck’s performance in this title role is enough to still set spines a-tingling and hearts racing. The Cabinet of Living Cinema create live cinema events in unusual and inspiring locations. Their score to ‘Nosferatu’ offers a contemporary take on the silent film, capturing both the nightmarish and experimental atmosphere of this legendary expressionist masterpiece.
 
The screening takes place between 7.30pm - 9.30pm with tickets available from £15.
 
For more information and to book your tickets, please click here.
 
 
Gallery Lates: Death: A Portrait at Dulwich Picture Gallery- 3rd November
 

Within the Gallery we are presented with many faces of death, from the moving to the macabre. Whether it’s the Mausoleum where the founders of the Gallery are buried or commemorative portraits, join Dulwich Picture Gallery to explore our complex and contradictory attitudes to this emotive subject. Expect everything from talks and tours to death cafés, memento mori workshops and macabre salons.

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