2012 has flown by hasn’t it, can you believe that it’s mid October and Hallowe’en is almost upon us. Expect the normal queues at Elliott’s then?!
It’s also nearly time for the ever popular Metro Monster Mash. This year Britain`s Got Talent`s magicians` Brynolf and Ljung will headline the City’s Hallowe`en celebrations at the end of the month, supported by local band Silhouette.
A city event highlight of the year, the 2012 `Metro Monster Mash` will take place at the Odyssey Car Park on Sunday 28 October (2pm-6pm) with lots of hair-raising fun activities planned throughout the afternoon ending with a spooktacular fireworks display (from 5.45pm-6pm).
All sorts of creepy goings-on will be taking place during the Sunday afternoon guaranteed to chill the sturdiest of souls. There will be street theatre, wacky workshops, face-painting and breath-taking fire shows. Downtown/Cool FM is also hosting a special roadshow at the event with the line-up including Breakfast Show DJ Pete Snodden who will also be MC for the event, introducing Brynolf and Ljung and Silhouette on to the stage.
Magicians` Brynolf and Ljung wowed the crowd in ITV`s Britain’s Got Talent series earlier this year with their show-stopping Harry Potter trick and performance of ‘The World’s Most Difficult Card Trick`. Working together for seven years, the Swedish duo have performed all over the world including being the opening act for the famous American illusionists’ Penn and Teller Show in Las Vegas last year.
The `Metro Monster Mash` is sponsored by Translink Metro who will once again be operating their free `ghost bus` shuttle service to and from the venue –on a circular route from SS Moores in Chicester Street to the Odyssey and back to the City Hall from 2pm-7pm.
The day before the `Metro Monster Mash`, Belfast Zoo will host its annual `Boo at the Zoo` event. A day for the whole family to enjoy, it will be packed full of eerie stuff and fun things to do including bat talks, a reptile display, face painting, creepy crafts, spooky storytelling and a pumpkin carving competition.
`Boo at the Zoo` takes place on Saturday 27 October, and normal Zoo admission charges apply, but children aged 18 and under get in free if they come in fancy dress. Further details can be found at www.belfastzoo.co.uk/events
The Ulster Hall is also screening a Hallowe`en special of Scooby-Doo in the Group Space on Saturday 27 October. Suitable for children aged from 3 to 11, tickets are priced £3 and there will also be creepy crafts and spooky stories taking place at the venue.
The Indoor Tennis Centre and Ozone Fright Night will be taking place on Wednesday 31 October (starting at 5.50pm). Four of the council’s Leisure Centres – Andersonstown LC, Ballysillan LC, Olympia LC and Shankill LC – will also be hosting Hallowe`en Schemes for 8- 14 year olds from Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November.
For more information on Belfast City Council`s Hallowe`en celebrations, you can visit the council’s website www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events or contact 028 9027 0260.