Frighteningly good fun at Flowerfield & Roe Valley Arts Centres this October
Wed, October 11, 2023
Flowerfield and Roe Valley arts centres welcomes you to their horrifying Halloween activities this October.
From frightening films to creepy craft workshops, spooky storytelling, and dance, join the teams for fun activities and events for all ages.
Returning to Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre after its tremendous success, Tenx9 presents Trick or Treat on Friday 27th October, where nine people will have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their own life. We are on the lookout for storytellers, so get in touch with your true spine-chilling stories at tenx9.com/submissions.
Make your own mushroom or toadstool, the perfect addition to your autumnal wreath or table centre, as Carolyn from Woolly Wild Folk leads a seasonal needle-felting workshop (21 October).
At Flowerfield Arts Centre, children and young people can get creative with Linda Mullholland’s Halloween themed Weekend Wonders Workshop for 5 – 12 years (14 & 21 October); Christina Smyth from Meraki Art will also facilitate an autumn theme series for 11-13 year olds and in the pottery studio we’ll be creating Halloween Clay Lanterns (21 October) suitable for young people aged 8 – 12 years.
Haunted House Open Days will take place on Saturday 28th October at Flowerfield and Tuesday 31st October at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, both will offer a packed programme of fun for all the family.
Saturday 28th October
The excitement at Flowerfield kicks off kicks off with a screening of Hotel Transylvania, then families are encouraged to unleash their creative spirits in a post-film drop-in craft workshop with Linda Mulholland & Christina Smyth. Storyteller Karen Edwards will breathe life into the eerie myths and legends of the Causeway Coast alongside a drop-in creepy craft workshop in the afternoon.
Naturally North Coast & Glens Market will be at Flowerfield from 12noon – 4pm, with a tempting array of artisan local foods while the Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company invite you to participate in a spooky dance workshop.
Tuesday 31st October
The eerie excitement continues at Roe Valley Arts Centre with a screening of Monsters Inc, followed by a monster masterpieces drop-in craft workshop. Kelly Quigley will enchant tiny tots with Not too Spooky Tales and in the afternoon there will be a drop-in creepy craft workshop and with the Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company bringing some dancing fun to the proceedings.
Bookings for workshops, films and events can be made at flowerfield.org and roevalleyarts.com or by calling Flowerfield on 028 7083 1400 or Roe Valley on 028 7776 0650. These events do book up quickly.
For the Haunted Halloween Open Days, only the films require advanced booking and are priced at £3 per person or £10 for a Family of 4. All other activities as part of the Halloween Haunted House Open Days are drop-in and free of charge. Children must be accompanied at all times during the Haunted Halloween Open Day events.