From Teeth film Screening to Hocus Pocus Immersive Clubnight at The Book Club, we’ll be keeping an eye out for fun Halloween events and sharing details for you here. Check back weekly in the run up to the freakiest holiday of the year for the hottest events tips.
Ouse Presents: BeetleJuice 80s Halloween Disco at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Date: Sat 28th Oct
IT’S SHOOOOOOWWWTIME…This Halloween we’re calling on BeetleJuice to save our souls!! This October, head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a Spooktacular Ouse Special to celebrate this Halloween in true 80s style. Think big hair, pinstripe suits, 80s wedding dresses and iconic Winona-goth makeup – the film won an Oscar for costume so no excuses! While most people ignore the strange and unusual, we ourselves are… strange and unusual… so join us as we step into Tim Burton’s crazy underworld of ghosts and ghouls – a twisted world of decadence and debauchery where the dead rained king!
Join us early for a screening of the cult film from 6pm with food from the Orange Buffalo, themed Beetlejuice Cocktails and spooky popcorn. In the main club room we will be delving into the seedy backstreets of the film, as we recreate the raunchy set of Dantes Inferno Rooms (the neon-covered brothel from the movie). You can expect spectacularly immersive production like no-other from Fables, festival production team behind the Rooftop at Queen of Hoxton as well as production at festivals around the UK, including Houghton, Secret Garden Party and El Dorado. Musically this will be a feast for the ears and soul with a finely picked roster of seedy party starters and DJs playing the best in heavy hitting dance music in the club room all night long, while in the main bar DJs will spin an 80’s inspired soundtrack of Funk, Soul and Disco.
Teeth Screening at The Book Club with the Vagina Museum
Date: Tuesday 31st October
The Book Club will also be hosting the scariest of all vaginas: one with TEETH! Join us Halloween eve (31st October) for this special screening of a cult classic, with Q&A afterwards with Amanda DiGioia, expert in horror and feminism and author of “Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts: The Marginalized and the Monstrous”.
Just Juice Day of The Dead Halloween Party w/ Godfather of Grime Slimzee at Queen of Hoxton
Date: Sat 28th October
This Halloween, Just Juice is taking over Queen of Hoxton for a special Día De Los Muertos Death Day Party! Join us and headliners Murlo (Mixpak) & Slimzee (Slimzos Recordings) for a trip across the Atlantic visiting the sights, sounds, and music of a Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ carnival. You can expect the usual crazy décor and over the top production, you’ve come to expect from Just Juice and Queen of Hoxton teams as well as lots of spooky surprises.
Musically speaking, we are hyped to announce that we will be joined by Grime and Bass music royalty in the form of Murlo & Slimzee, this dynamic duo will be leading the parade in the basement which will be hosted by residents Silas & Snare. Hailing from Manchester Murlo is well renowned for pushing an extremely varied output informed in equal parts by his love of dancehall, soca, garage, bassline, grime and more. Alongside him, Rinse FM co-founder Slimzee, aka the “Godfather of Grime” will be plying his dub-plate heavy sound in the basement to get your feet moving!
Residents Silas & Snare round off the basement line up, bringing their signature party sound. On the ground floor, you will find Just Juice & Queen of Hoxton friends & family Manu & Ando (Tuckshop. / Bite Size Music) hosting all night with their unique brand of carnival Hip-hop, house, disco, afrobeat and more.
Hocus Pocus Halloween at The Book Club – Immersive Clubnight and Film screening
Date: Saturday 28th October
Come, little children, we’ll take you away … into a land of enchantment. This Halloween the Book Club hosts a Spooktacular favourite, a Hocus Pocus themed club night and film screening. Return to the 90’s sleepovers of your tweens; think broomsticks and hoovers; pumpkins and candies; virgins and vintage SJP. Join us from 4.30pm to sketch the Sanderson sisters with the glorious Art Macabre. With a trio of fantastical models channelling the spirits of these witchy legends, including MOLLY BETH MOROSSA as Sarah, draw to a soundtrack of Halloween classic bewitching tunes. Places limited! BUY A TICKET FOR THE LIVE DRAWING CLASS HERE.
From 6.30pm come along for a free film screening and face painting sesh, sipping on a very grown up mezcal Witch’s Brew or knocking back Binx’s favourite prosecco tipple (from before he was a cat). Look out for a ceiling of witches’ hats, candles and some spooky surprises all around the Book Club. Join us 8 pm onwards us for an immersive club night —let us put a spell on you and join the grownups for a neverending night out to 90s and 2000s classics!
Fright Night – Lucid Dreaming Talk at The Book Club
Date: Wednesday 26th Oct
Delve into your darkest nightmares, explore the horrors of sleep paralysis and learn lucid dreaming techniques to overcome them.Why do we have nightmares, and what can we do about them? Join psychologists and filmmakers to delve into the world of night terrors, sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming and more in an evening hosted by Guerilla Science. Artist and producer Carla MacKinnon shares her own experience of sleep paralysis with a screening of the award-winning experimental short documentary Devil in the Room, which evokes and explores the worlds between sleeping and waking. Discover how disrupted circadian rhythms can impact sleep, and how we can gain control of our dreams through techniques like lucid dreaming. Learn how to direct your own dreamscapes and navigate nocturnal meditations as you delve in the human mind. Guests are invited to make their own sleepy tea to take away, drawing on herbal and orthodox medicine to create their own blend of night time brew.
Halloween DOWN IN BRIGHTON….
Stranger Things 80s Party at Patterns
Date: Wed 18th Oct
‘Strangest Things’ is the ’80s themed immersive club-night influenced by the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things! Soundtracked strictly by vinyl records featured in and inspired by the show. Following last year’s sold out UK Tour – Strangest Things returns, and this time we’re bringing it to Brighton! We will be taking over one of the cities best venues, Patterns – on Wednesday 18th October, to take you to the upside down, with new twists and surprises! Not to mention some Stranger Sours cocktails garnished with mini waffles.