Festive Season – News and Views

October 1, 2013

Now that the winter nights have truly drawn in I’m sure The Halo Group isn’t the only one having the summer blues.  Not to worry though, London as always will be the host to many incredible and magical events over the next few months, starting with Halloween, bonfire night then of course Christmas.

Night Tales

Night Tales is a charming venture combining fine food, experimental cocktails, culture and nightlife. The team behind the project is the acclaimed Dalston Roof Park, Background Bars and Bootstrap Company, who are launching a six week project celebrating the best of London gastronomy and music culture. Set in a transformed East London car park with an underground bunker as it’s backdrop, our production teams here at The Halo Group have been working hard on co-creating and developing our own creative structure, adding a unique element to this exclusive event.

This event is running from Thursday though to Saturday every week up until Christmas. Night Tales invites you to wrap up warm under the starlight and experience something unique in the heart of East London.

Venue – Abbot Street Car Park, Dalston E8 3DL

Time – Thursday – 6pm/11pm. Friday – 6pm/12am. Saturday – 3pm/12am

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Over Halloween there are many different types of events which will get your heart pumping and leave you looking over your shoulder. Here are a few that have caught our eye at Halo HQ.

  2.8 hours later – Asylum

Asylum derives it’s idea from the movie 28 Days Later; you will find yourself in a world of quarantine and murder. It is an adrenaline fuelled cinematic experience, catapulting you to the heart of the zombie action. You will make choices and sacrifices that will determine whether you and your friends survive. Asylum is in and around the streets on London.

Tickets – £40/£60 and include entry into the zombie disco. To buy your ticket click here

Date – 24th October, 25th October, 26th October, 30th  October,  31st October, 1st November, 2nd November 2013.

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Phobhophobia  ‘fear of all fears’

Translating ‘Phobophobia’ as the fear of all fears,  the London Bridge Experience is promising a ‘more than the usual horror maze’ – in fact, a ‘mind-bending… intimidating, shocking and unnerving show’. Certainly it’s location in the footings of London Bridge is dank and atmospheric enough for something pretty grisly. You have been warned.

Date – 26th October till the 2nd November 2013

Tickets – £23, for tickets click here

Time – 18:00 till 22:00

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Bonfire Night

Alexandra Palace Fireworks

Visit the magnificent Alexandra Palace for one of London’s  outstanding firework displays with a  laser and music show thrown in for good measure.  Arrive at 2pm and enjoy a winter festival complete with carousels, helter skelters and discounted ice skating (1 hour session, £5). The German Bier Festival is back too, bringing with it traditional food and drink.

This year is Alexandra Park’s 150th year anniversary so the firework display will be bigger and better than ever seen before.

Tickets – £8 adults, £5.50 children 10-16 years old/ £7 on the day for children.

Date – 2nd November

 

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival

On November the 1st the Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival are celebrating bonfire night in style. Get stuck into hot food and drink at the various stalls until the bonfire is lit at 7pm. There will be a Tea House Theatre show that tells of the origins of fire using storytellers, gymnasts, artists and parkour dance choreography. The evening comes to its climax with a spectacular firework display at 8pm.

Tickets – FREE

Date – Friday 1st November 2013

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Question? What has everyone has been looking forward to since 26th December 2012, that’s right, Christmas!! The best time of the year filled with carolling, mulled wine, friends, family and of course presents.

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

This year at Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland promises even more thrills than ever before. Winter wonderland is FREE to enter where you can wander through the park, admiring and soaking up the festive atmosphere. There is something for everyone, whether you want to make your child’s dream come true at Santaland, brave the thrilling rides or just warm up with some mulled wine.

You can visit the Ice Rink, the Magical Ice Kingdom and take a ride in the Giant Observation Wheel, if you don’t fancy any of them you can see a show at Zippos Circus, all of these activities you will need to buy tickets for. These sell out quickly so advance booking is highly recommended.

Come along early and browse around the Christmas market, and indulge in some festive food and drink.

Date – 22nd November 2013 – 5th January 2014.

Time – 10am – 10pm

For pricing on the Ice Rink, Magical Ice Kingdom, Giant Observation Wheel, Zippos Christmas Circus and Zippos Cirque Berserk click here.

 

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 Fuerzabruta

If you are looking for something a little different this Christmas, then this is the show for you.  Fuerzabruta is a hedonistic Argentinian theatrical extravaganza located at the Roundhouse NW1.  It is an assault of the senses with over 100 different performances that includes scenes of a man charging thought a series of moving walls and a giant fish tank used as a floor for high energy acrobatic scenes. The roundhouse is a legendary cultural venue and has an enviable heritage which is based in Camden town.

This show is a 2 hour epidemic and will be worth every penny.

Date – Monday December 23rd 2013 – Sunday March 2nd 2014

Tickets – £32.50/£46.50

To watch a short clip on what The Fuerzabruta will be like, click here. This link will also tell you how to buy tickets.

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 Vintage Christmas Market and Real Ale Festival

The Vintage Christmas Market and Real Ale Festival will be a great excuse to get into the festive spirit early this year. It is going to be a weekend filled with fun activities combined with a traditional Christmas market, selling seasonal goods, food, all types of warm and cold drinks, and vintage wares. To add to the excitement there will also be a roller disco with DJs bringing the night to a climax. There will be a real ale festival, a Christmas walkabout and a few more special surprises; it will be a great way to start your countdown to Christmas.

Date – 6th – 8th December 2013

Venue – Queen Elizabeth Olympic park

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