Dead good time at Winterwell


Winterwell, the organisers of the eponymous summer festival, are it at again with Halloween party ‘The Cursed and the Damned’ on 29 October at London’s Film Plus Studios. Chris Page (12 Oct 11)

Expect daring dress-ups and fearsome frolics from a crowd that’ll revel with a line-up that includes headliner Norman Jay along with interactive games and theatre.

From 9pm onwards revellers will arrive at the converted warehouse which overlooks the infamous St Mary’s Cemetry in Kensal Green, rumoured to harbour the ghosts of romantic hero Byron’s wife and sister.

Entering the cobbled courtyard, swathed in lighting projections, guests can kick off with a cabaret reception and take in the ghoulish performances.

Then it’s time to navigate the three party rooms in the rambling space.   Room One will throw out house and electro with headliner Norman Jay, The Jinks, Jay and Lorry, Ellie Shepherd and DJ Ted. The second room will offer an eclectic mix of swing, ska, rock n roll, dirty blues and soul with CountSizzle, Konal and Tom Palli.  Room Three adopts a more hip hop vibe with Chris Wilky, Mr and Mr , Lou Young, Ben Lewis. 

Food will be served in the courtyard but early birds should head to the Mason’s Arms pub in Kensal Green for the thrills of The Curious Circumstances Around Gertrude Gribble. Participants will encounter characters and situations as they try to piece the story together and resolve the fate of a small, previously innocent girl trapped in space and unable to move on - until now.


Winterwell’s heritage emerges from Gloucestershire where, this summer, its director Josh Ford  themed the festival ‘Battle of The Boardgames.’ 


See:  http://winterwell.co.uk/halloween   £25, plus £5 for The Curious Circumstances Around Gertrude Gribble



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