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Top Picks: Halloween Events

It’s that time of year, and it’s bloomin’ spooky. There are cobwebs on the Cathedral. There’s pumpkins looming at every corner. There’s sweets and candies everywhere. It’s enough to send shivers down your spine. It must be halloween in Canterbury again.

We have some ideas to keep you busy on this All Hallows’ Eve.

Canterbury Escape Room
19 St Peters Street, CT1 2BQ
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Be one of the first to try Canterbury’s new escape room and allow yourself to be transported back into medieval Canterbury, at a time when the pettiest of crimes were met with the harshest of punishments. Locked in the dungeon, there is just an hour before heads will roll. Gulp.

Contagious! At the Canterbury Tales
St Margaret’s Street, CT1 2TG
27th – 31st October
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Plague has swept across Medieval England and terrified citizens are everywhere. This year, experience increased intensity as you flee the plague and travel the dangerous road to Canterbury, encountering the ‘Contagious’ around every corner. Brave the dangers to find a cure – you won’t be able to escape infection without it. Do you dare make the journey…?

A Series of Chilling Tales with Canterbury River Tours
The Kings Bridge, St Peter’s St, Canterbury CT1 2AT
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The river Stour may look pleasant enough, but it holds the key to a dark and gruesome past. Float along the river and learn some of the darker tales of the City.

The Carnival of Souls
15 Orange St, Canterbury CT1 2JA
30th October
The Silent Companions are due to lead a horrifying night of music, poetry, burlesque, film and specialist arts at The Ballroom. Wicca wicca woo
Entry £4

Dr Faustus and the Woman in Black at the Marlowe Theatre
The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS
1st – 5th November
Eerie marshes. Moaning winds. Devilish neon puppets.
The Marlowe will be hosting Dr Faustus on the 4th of November and The Woman In Black from the 1st to the 5th.

Curzon Vincent Price Theatre of Blood
Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury CT1 2BT
28th October
Curzon will be dedicating the evening to this icon of the horror genre, Price’s career and his long-lasting legacy.
Theatre of Blood tells the story of Edward Lionheart, a Shakespearean actor who, after some scathing reviews, sets out to murder all his critics, in different ways based on various Shakespeare plays.

Blair Witch at The Gulbenkian
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB
Friday October 28th & Monday October 31st
Blair Witch is sure to spook you silly. A new sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project fast forwards 20 years after James’s sister ventured into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland. He and his friends decide to retrace her steps and attempt to uncover why she disappeared…

If you have some little sprites to entertain…

Pumpkin Carving at Wyevale Garden Centre
Stour Business Park, Ashford Rd, Canterbury CT4 7HF
24th – 30th October
Pumpkin Carving, spooky crafts, haunted heather planting; they’re sure to be kept busy this Halloween!

A Revolting Roman Halloween
18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2BD
22nd – 30th October
If you lived in Ancient Rome you wouldn’t be cleaning your teeth with minty toothpaste, instead you’d have used a gruesome concoction of powdered mouse brains. And if you were very very bad, the Romans loved to smother their criminals in honey. Naughty, naughty criminals! However, the caveat was that they would then release a sea of angry wasps.
This event is aimed at children and costs the humble sum of £1.
Visit here for more information

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