Next Friday is October 31st, Halloween. And The British Library is marking the occasion…
According to the attraction, It’s Les Enfants Terribles theatre company will be letting guests experience their own funeral at Late at the Library: The Sorting, which kicks off at 7.30pm and costs £15 per person.
The Library promises that guests will join other souls in a journey into the next world – which will involve things to eat and drink, installations and live performance from Tankus the Henge.
Natasha Scharf will be launching The Art of Gothic on the same evening, which guests can see as part of the ticket price. And they’ll be able to look around Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination, the library’s latest exhibition, which began earlier this month.
Around Halloween, on October 29th, there’s also the chance to go to the book launch for Prince Lestat by Anne Rice, which will be happening between 10pm and 12.30pm.
It costs £28 for a ticket and guests can see Terror and Wonder as part of the deal and experience an extract from the new book read by Matthew Macfadyen.
Although the museum’s website notes that entry includes a copy of the book itself, which Rice will have signed, it also says she is not set to attend.
On October 26th, an event will be held called Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell with Brian May, with full priced tickets costing £10.
This afternoon session in the Conference Centre at the Library will involve 3D glasses and spooky diableries from the 1800s, showing things like skeletons and devils. May himself will talk about these stereo images, as will other speakers.
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