Olga Stokoe of The Dr Syntax, Prudhoe asked the Town Council to get behind a window-dressing campaign to make the most of the Halloween holidays for residents and visitors alike. Prudhoe has a growing reputation for wonderfully-themed windows that have in the past celebrated Christmas, Remembrance, The Olympics, The Diamond Jubilee and the Tour of Britain. Many traders have tipped their caps to Halloween and we hope many more will do the same this year; there is so much going on in the town and it creates a definite buzz about the place.
This year will see the first ever Prudhoe Spook Fest, being held on Friday 25th October at The Fuse on Moor Road. The event begins at 5:00pm with many local groups and business involved, all coming together to bring a spooktacular event for the people of Prudhoe. Whilst Prudhoe Spook Fest will appeal to our younger residents and their families, Diseased Freaks is an 18+ film premier showing at the Fuse Cinema, as part of Prudhoe Spook Fest, from the award winning Law50n Studio – a post apocalyptic horror film starring Richard Heslop, Samantha Macbeth and Molly Page, all from Prudhoe. All proceeds will be donated to Prudhoe Youth Charity Shop, supporting local young people.
On Wednesday 30th October The Dr Syntax, Prudhoe will host its famous Halloween Eve Party with all the usual party games, fancy dress and disco and a best dressed pumpkin competition. This year any donations towards tickets will be made to Emily’s Journey. This is a ticket-only event from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Dragon Tale Theatre Group are not terrifying us for Halloween, but they will always make us laugh and there is a fair bit of evil in their production of Rapunzel, being shown at Highfield Middle School at 7:00pm from Wednesday 30th October, every night through to Saturday 2nd November, including a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available on-line.
Prudhoe Town Football Club will hold their annual FREE Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Saturday 2nd November, gates open at 6:00pm with displays from 7:00pm. The volunteers fundraise all year round to bring this display for local people; please support it and please walk to the event if you are able as there is limited parking in the area.
Please look at all the events locally throughout the half-term holidays; these are those that have been shared directly with us. Please also encourage your favourite traders to get behind the window-dressing for Halloween and get people talking about Prudhoe.