What's Happening In London This Halloween: Part II

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By Franco Milazzo Last edited 85 months ago
What's Happening In London This Halloween: Part II


Last week, we gave you recommendations for adult, family friendly and filmic Halloween fun but news of seasonal shenanigans just keeps on coming:

To celebrate their collaboration with the Last Tuesday Society on their Halloween Masked Ball, Illamasqua will be holding a free Halloween Make-Up Workshop at their Soho store.

White Mischief's Halloween steampunk extravaganza "Ghost In The Machine" takes over Kings Cross' Scala with a creative blend of music, comedy, cabaret, circus and interactive antics (e.g. Bear Gateaux's spooky booths) as well as some of the best home-made costumes in town. £29.99

The sixth Bloodlust Ball at One Mayfair Club will have fun, food and frolics in aid of Cancer Research. If it's anything like the last few years, expect a celeb or two.

Held at a secret location in Hipsterville Dalston, Baron Von Sanderson's Die Freche Muse is a cabaret costume ball with a strict dress code: "Ghoulishly gorgeous, dead aristocrats, starving poets, syphilitic artists... 1920s, 1930s and 1940s only." £10 adv/£12.50 on the door.

Remember when we went backstage at Madame Jojo's? The venue and the burlesque stars of that night come together again for The Folly Mixtures Halloween Hell Special. £7.50

Vintage porn purveyors Artwank! goes out of 2011 with a bang as they present The Horny House Of Horror at the Horse Hospital. Clips from Hammer Horror and Japanese gore flicks will be shown alongside live burlesque from Roxy Velvet. £10/£8 concessions.

Exmouth Market sees an interactive theatre experience - A Foul Play Halloween Special: The Living & The Dead is described as "a pagan feast with pizza". £12

Dress up and dance at a special Halloween edition of The Magic Theatre at Lewisham's Rivoli Ballroom. £14 adv/£16 on the door

Markabre Charade looks like he celebrates Halloween every day of the year. He'll be behind the ones and twos at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club's Palacio De Los Muertos Halloween Spectakular where you can find music, circus, cakes, face-painting and, er, blood baptisms. £6

The following day at the same venue, you can Come Die-ne with Russella, hosted by fab pancake-flipper The Fabulous Russella with music from the Broken Hearts DJs (both of which appear at this weekend's sold out Experimental Food Society banquet). Diners can expect themed food including a Stairway To Hell cocktail and the Remains Of Ruby Murray (a pumpkin curry). £30

Another festive eating option is the Halloween Cannibal Holo-Roast at the Old Queens Head. A Sunday roast with a twist, "Corporate Cannibal" Amanda Mae Steel's event returns for a second year with burlesque from Luna Rosa, prizes for best dressed and a Halloween raffle. Free entry.

For more hot cabaret tips, keep it tuned to our Cabaret Zingers.

Last Updated 20 October 2011