Halloween / Bonfire Night - mini meets?

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  1. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Chatted to Suzi about this, keeping the thread open to NW/NE for now, though my post below is more aimed at doing something in the NW region.

    Is anyone up for doing something on Halloween this year?
    Coz and I may go for the Shiverpool walk ( http://www.shiverpool.co.uk/bookings.html )on the weekend before 27/28th.

    They seem to have a few varied walks now:


    The Hope Street Shivers tour
    leaves from the Philharmonic Pub on Hope Street
    and runs 7 days a week, on a demand basis, beginning at:

    7pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm

    Meet Liverpool's most famous ghost on a hellish night on Hope Street...and end to die for!

    The Auld City Shivers tour
    begins and ends in ? The Slaughter House' on Fenwick Street and runs 7 days a week, on a demand basis, beginning at:

    7pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm

    Sample the great ale, steeped atmosphere and friendly staff. Then meet Ghosts and Ghouls along your winding path. Discover the piercing screams of prisoners still heard today. Hear the story of the forlorn Liver Birds and the secrets of Elbow Lane , finally finish in the basement of the Slaughter House where the Butcher awaits?

    The Shiver Me Timbers tour
    begins at our premises at Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock and runs 7 days a week, on a demand basis, beginning at:

    4pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm

    Shiverpool are bringing to you a superb new tour helping you to discover the history and mystery that lies beneath the famous murky Mersey waters. What secrets would these old bricks reveal (all 23 million of them) if only they could speak? Listen closely and our live re-enactments of the Albert Dock's spectacular stories will reveal all!

    Prices

    Adults: £8.50
    Children: £7
    Groups of 10 or more: £7 per head

    http://www.shiverpool.co.uk/bookings.html


    Anyone else interested? I'll have to book asap

    The other Halloween thing would be on 31st itself in Liverpool - the Latern Parade up at Sefton Park. It starts at 6:30pm on the Wednesday, though I am at work till 7pm, so I will be late to this. But may be worth seeing - http://www.liverpoollanterncompany.co.uk/

    Lastly - November 5, bonfire night, etc. Anyone think we should do something? 5th is a Monday this year, so it's be 3rd or 4th November.
  2. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    I should be able to make the Latern Parade but will need to see if I can book the time off for the Shiverpool walk.
  3. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    i think i can only make any of the walks on weekends :( what with the new timetable and all.
  4. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Coz, fingers crossed you can make a Sat then - and maybe we need to get one of the earlier ones since you'll need to get back home from Liverpool and a meal Martina?

    Don't worry about the Lantern parade tho, I have a feeling because of work I'll miss most of it - I finish at 7pm and stil have to get into the place - could take me 30 or so mins to do that. Maybe more depending on trains from Bootle.
  5. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Aye wouldn't want to do it too late, but would be cool when it's just getting dark.
  6. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    5:30 or 7pm Shiver me Timbers one maybe then? We could have meal beforehand, do some sightseeing during the day - like Cathedral etc?

    I'd say the Shivers one because I believe (and need to check) the Shivers is a Halloween only special, so we could do others another time.

    I'll see if Katherine is up for one of these too.
  7. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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  8. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    yeah all good. what date are we aiming at?
  9. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Sat 27th, unless u need the Sunday? Just going to check for expected trainline maintenance.

    Yay or nay on 7pm btw?

    And update: no travel info for later than 14 oct atm on the merseytravel website. I'll keep an eye on it.

    For a meal - Kimo's Coz? I am already wanting to go back after last time lol.
  10. Ranouch-Heath Jedi Knight

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    Sounds Good =D= I dont know what the guys over in the NE are going to be doing ?
    As a active group member of pagan's North East Ill have a look to see if they have anything planned if Not ill attend a Bonfire somewhere.



  11. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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  12. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Dave, I've had a quick search on Google and can't seem to find anything listed for Halloween/Bonfire night, so if you come up with anything, please do post!
  13. Ranouch-Heath Jedi Knight

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    Ive only had a very quick look and this is what is coming up in the NE


    http://www.stockton.gov.uk/events/halloweenfrightnight2007

    http://www.information-britain.co.uk/listevent.php?id=719

    http://www.stockton.gov.uk/events/fireworks07

    http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/what-s-on/what-s-on-parks-and-countryside/?page=1#internalSection1

    http://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamcc/dccevent.nsf/vallwww/27580D987F4B465A802572EB004F9F12?opendocument

    http://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamcc/dccevent.nsf/vallwww/2E0DE742B6A34899802573690049458B?opendocument

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/content/articles/2006/10/26/fireworks_2006_feature.shtml
    (Note this is last years but it may be still on this year - Ill have to check with them)

    http://www.information-britain.co.uk/listevent.php?id=663
    (The above one is Hartlepool)

    There aint a great deal going on in the Middlesbrough area for halloween - Unless we just go for a walk somewhere dark ?


  14. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Great list there, Dave. This time I actually widened my search beyond Newcastle! :rolleyes:

    http://www.southtyneside.info/learningandleisure/fireworks/default.asp

    Carlisle Fireshow
    3 November 2007
    Exploding high above Bitts Park on the banks of the River Eden, the Fireshow is Carlisle's traditional bonfire night celebration, remembering Guy Fawkes' terrorist plot. Most of Carlisle turns out to see the display.
    www.carlisle.gov.uk

    Children's Halloween tours at Lancaster Castle
    Wednesday 31 October 2007
    Historic Lancaster Castle invites children of all ages to dress up in their spookiest costumes for a special Halloween tour of the grounds. The organisers of the event emphasise the true origin of Halloween as a festival of light and fire, with pumpkins designed to ward off evil spirits. A guided tour informs visitors of Halloween's true history and allows kids to get dressed up in their most ghastly outfits. Prizes are awarded for the scariest costume.
    www.lancastercastle.com

    Wallington, Northumberland
    Thursday 25 October 2007
    Enjoy the spooky children's trail and hear scary stories told by the resident witch! Make scary things with glitter and glue with Krafty Kids.
    www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Halloween for Creepy Kids at JORVIK Viking Centre, York
    Saturday 27 October 2007
    The JORVIK Viking Centre is hosting its very own Halloween for Creepy Kids late night party, with characters returning from the Viking underworld and escorting youngsters on a horrible history tour around JORVIK. The evening will include a Halloween trail and a storytelling saga from a mysterious Norse creature. Plus: look out for a scary geneticist and Viking witchcraft! Pre-book only.
    www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

    Eerie October at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
    Monday 1 - Wednesday 31 October 2007
    Be scared senseless this October as Pleasure Beach is transformed into a spooktacular Halloween-themed realm with pumpkins and characters in creepy costumes. Experience the thrills of Valhalla, the ghoulish groans of the Ghost Train, and scream at 235ft on Europe's tallest, fastest roller coaster - the Pepsi Max Big One.
    If the rides creep you out, take a spine-chilling walk through Pasaje Del Terror or sip a creepy cocktail in the Horror Bar.
    www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
  15. Ranouch-Heath Jedi Knight

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    I was trying to keep it a bit more local for people thinking its going to be around a weekend and people dont want to be spending vast ammounts of money on traveling just best to meet up in one local spot and enjoy the night then afterwards grab something to eat and chill.
  16. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    So, do the NE peeps fancy any of the suggestions??
    I may not be around, but there's nothing to stop you all doing something if you wish!
  17. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I've already made plans for Halloween.

    Bonfire night, I'm easy :)
  18. Ranouch-Heath Jedi Knight

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    Im Semi Busy on All Hallo's Eve (Halloween) with my local pagan Covan in Stockton !

    Bonfire Night Maybe going to whatch Stocktons Fireworks then go home and Have a Bonfire
    or go str8 to a local pub where the knights of the round table meet ??
  19. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    North West members!

    Still trying to get through to Shiverpool, will try again today.
    What time do we want to meet up - are we making a day of this? I am fine with that, can come up any time on Saturday.

    Was hoping to come to Manchester this week too, maybe sort out a mini meet but until 27th or 28th trains are off between Southport and Wigan, making the journey a royal pain.
  20. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Please remember it's £8.50 per person btw ;) Trying to email them since they are still not picking up the phone, even though office hours are supposed to be between 10am and 6pm.
  21. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Now you know the fun I had trying to get through to them last year :p

    I'm free all day Saturday, though I don't want to early of a start since I'm in work till 11pm the night before.
  22. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    No worries, may head up earlish and wander round for a while myself tho ;)

    Suggest a time tho, so Martina can have a think about when she wants to make it.
  23. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Guess I could drag myself out of bed and meet yous at 11am :p
  24. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    If you want, we can start midday if you feel like a few more hours lie-in :p
    But I reckon by the end of the day, we'll all be hiding under our covers hehe.

    I finally got through to Shiverpool, they were very nice and polite (and only have one phone line currently), but the Docks tour only starts from the 31st. Their other tours only have 10pm slots available :( . So instead ...

    Coz and myself are preparing a little walk around Liverpool, following some of the more grizzly and spooky stories (a lot comes from Liverpool's ghost master extraordinaire Tom Slemen) ... we have banshees (and damn the banshee story keeps sending shivers down my spine), spectral abduction, time warps, messing with the devil in the Cavern, vampires, and a mysterious ninja attack!!! And a few other stories. I'll also be telling you the tale of two more close-by (but sadly not really in walking distance for the day) events ... one of them is Spring Heeled Jack in Everton!

    I have a good feeling this will be fun, like last time :)
  25. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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