Library turns spooky for Halloween


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

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 or by calling 01246 345777/8.