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Beware things that go bump in the night on Halloween trail
Ghosts and demons will be haunting the streets of Tamworth in Staffordshire as Halloween fright night comes to town. The Tamworth Arts and Events team is readying 'Ghosts in the Garden' which will take adults on a spooky tour of the town's ghostly legends and locations Fired Up Theatre's Ghosts in the Garden event will take place over the Halloween weekend of Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October. Visitors will be invited to join a lantern-lit procession while poltergeists, ghosts, gothic storytellers, and masters of the macabre fill the historic Tamworth Castle Grounds and gardens of Tamworth. Actors will perform a unique brand-new promenade production that combines poetic and visual splendour and sorcery with 'things that go bump in the night' comedy and creepy goings-on. The interactive trail will go through the Castle Grounds and various gardens. People will be taken around by guides, stopping at various checkpoints where other characters will tell chilling ghost stories. Horror fans will also get the chance to enjoy a glass of wine or real ale at the final stop-off point in the Market Vaults pub.

Ghosts in the Garden
Ghosts in the Garden brings Halloween fun to Tamworth


Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager, said: "We're really looking forward to getting into the spirit of Halloween and putting on some amazing scary shows and events for the people of Tamworth. It's the one time of the year where everyone gets to dress up, wear face paint, put on masks, go trick or treating and have a great time with their friends and the shows we've got lined up at the Tamworth Castle Grounds and Tamworth Assembly Rooms are going to be frightening and entertaining for all to enjoy." People will need to book a slot, and tickets, to view one of the performances. Tickets are priced 10. This event is for adults only and not suitable for young children.

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus theatre show for all the family


Meanwhile, the Halloween activities continue with All Round Theatre School's (ARTS) Hocus Pocus event at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on October 31. The action will be fast and furious as families enjoy a night of singing, dancing and spooky thrills, Hocus Pocus is scheduled to run at two separate times 2pm and 6.30pm with adult tickets set at 13.50 while concessions cost 10. Tickets can be bought by visiting www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/whats-on
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Why? Spooky goings-on to mark Halloween weekend in Tamworth
When: October 30 and 31
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: Ghosts in the Garden tickets 10
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