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Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…


The timing of the shop opening couldn’t be better as far as I’m concerned. Not because it’s near half term or because we’ll open before the Christmas rush; I have a far better reason than any of these. It’s almost Halloween, which means that I have an excuse to dress up. Any excuse is good enough for me, so this is perfect!

Throughout the day on the 31st we will be offering spooky stories and crafts (with Claire Mackaness) for the family to enjoy. In the middle of the day, I will be running a Halloween poetry workshop for all those budding Edgar Allan Poes out there. The session is free, but it would be handy if people could book in, just so that I can get organised for the event.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia)
Edgar Allan Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As if this wasn’t enough, there will then be a Halloween Party in the evening, for older children. It will be themed on Alfred Noyes‘ chilling narrative poemThe Highwayman‘, so the children can expect some spooky stories and lots of cake of course!

Fancy dress is optional throughout the day, but it is good fun, so come on, dust off your zombie costumes and join in the ghoulish fun!

English: A participant of a Zombie walk, Asbur...

*Credit for title: Nicholas Gordon,


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