Library turns spooky for Halloween

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AN AFTERNOON of classic ghost stories is being held at Chesterfield Library to get you in the mood for Halloween.

And if you fancy trying your hand at writing a spooky tale yourself, there’s also a writing workshop.

The events at Derbyshire County Council’s New Beetwell Street library are part of Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival www.chesterfieldfestival.co.uk.

They include:

Ghost story workshop with author Alex Davis - Saturday, Oct 29. Starting at 1pm, this hour-long workshop gives you the chance to explore the world of ghost stories and write your own atmospheric tale of terror. Tickets are £3, concessions £2. Taking place in the library’s lecture theatre.

Haunting Victorian Tales with Sustained Magic Theatre Company - suitable for people aged 16+ who enjoy classic literature and horror. An afternoon of classic ghost stories to get you in the mood for Halloween. Featuring a host of Victorian tales presented by Sustained Magic Theatre Company. Saturday, October 29, 3pm-4.30pm in the library’s lecture theatre. Tickets are £5, concessions £4.

Electric Tales – the Halloween Edition with storyteller and world expert on dragons Chloe. Family entertainment for audiences aged 9+. Friday, October 28, 2pm-3pm. Tickets £5, concessions £4 in the library’s lecture theatre.

Bong Soon – A Windy Tale - for children aged 4+ and their families. Bong Soon frightens goats and blows pheasants out of trees with her trumps. All the villagers want is some peace. Thursday, Oct 27, 2pm-3.15pm, £5 or £4 concessions, in the library’s lecture theatre.

Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra plays a selection of classical and baroque music using soloists and large and small ensembles, including music by Albinoni and Haydn. Saturday, October 29, 11.45-12.30pm. Free.

Tickets for all paid for events are available from Chesterfield Tourist Information Office, online at www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk or by calling 01246 345777/8.