Saturday's Halloween Celebrations

Sat, 29/10/2011 - 11:37 -- Editor

Dog Ears presents Spooky

Derry's children's media company Dog Ears will hold a spooktacular event of storytelling and treats at the Craft Village Cottage in the city centre from 1.30pm to 2.30pm today. Spooky treats for your little monsters, tea and coffee for Mums and dads. Admission is free, all welcome.

The Praying Mantas

Date: Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th
Times: 2pm, 3:30pm & 4pm
Location: Guildhall Square /Waterloo Place

Be scared, be very scared! Like something from Dr Who’s worst nightmare these mute bugs with glowing eyes and fluorescent bodies will terrify all who dare come near!

Short Ships – Ancient Mariners lost in Time & Place

Date: Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th
Times: 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:15pm
Location: Guildhall Square /Waterloo Place

Two ghostly galleons are lost at sea with only a blank map and blind telescope to guide them. With an atmospheric sea-faring soundtrack, these poor ships are in desperate need of victuals. Can you help? Oh and did we mention their irresistible urge to dance the hornpipe with everyone they meet? These are the strangest ships you will ever encounter. You have been warned.

Hall of Horrors

Date: Saturday, October 29th, Sunday, October 30th & Monday, October 31st
Times: 1pm – 5pm each day
Venue: St Columb’s Hall, Orchard Street
Admission: FREE
Enter the Hall of Horrors if you dare! A thrilling innovation for this year’s carnival, Hall of Horrors sees a series of wonderful performances you just won’t want to miss. Taking over three rooms of St Columb’s Hall, you can enjoy an array of activities and acts for all ages from the mind-blowing antics of the amazing Bruce Airhead to the weird and wonderful Witches Three and the delightful Once Upon a Time, where children become the stars of the performance.

Bruce Airhead Show

Times: 2.15pm 4.15pm, (Duration: 30 minutes)
Location: The Main Hall
Age group: All ages
Admission: FREE
It’s just incredible how one man and a massive balloon can hold an audience spellbound for 30 minutes. Laughed at by the Crown heads of Europe, Bruce Airhead’s magical manipulation of the six-foot balloon will include illusions that defy belief. An act that has wowed the world’s toughest festival and street performance audiences, this metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon cannot be missed.

Young at Art Presents: Once Upon a Time

Date: Saturday October 29th, Sunday October 30th and Monday October 31st
Times: 1pm, 2.45pm, 4.15pm (Duration: 40 minutes)
Location: The Ballroom
Age group: 5 – 9 Years
Admission: FREE
The Very Trusted and Nearly Excellent Guardians of Tall Tales and Small Stories look after EVERY STORY EVER MADE IN THE WORLD in the Most Extraordinary Wonderful and Magical Library. But there was a fire and the stories were destroyed! The Very Trusted and Nearly Excellent Guardians of Tall Tales and Small Stories had to find EVERY STORY AGAIN and have found all of them, EXCEPT FOR ONE! Can you help them find the last missing story? This is a unique interactive performance. Children actively take part in the creation and telling of a new story under the guidance of the storytellers.

Young at Art Presents: The Butterfly and the Caterpillar

Date: Saturday October 29th, Sunday October 30th and Monday October 31st
Times: 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm (Duration: 25 minutes)
Location: The Little Theatre
Age group: 2 – 6 Years
Admission: FREE
Mr Caterpillar spends his day eating green leaves and singing songs on his ukulele. The beautiful Butterfly doesn’t like Mr Caterpillar. She thinks his songs are silly and he is a messy eater! But it’s the Butterfly’s birthday and none of her friends can come to her party. Can Mr Caterpillar come to rescue?

In Your Space Presents: Something wicked this way comes

Date: Saturday October 29th, Sunday October 30th and Monday October 31st
Times: 1.15pm, 3.15pm, (Duration: 30 minutes)
Location: The Main Hall
Age group: All ages
Admission: FREE
Witness the antics of the Wretched Witches Three with their spine chilling tales of terror and woe, an enchanting mix of storytelling and performance.