Happy Hallowe’en: here’s how to spend it
I bought my pumpkin today and I think I’m feeling Hallowe’en-y. To help get you into the haunted spirit, we’ve pulled together a few highlights for how to spend the big day.
The Flicker Club is screening Jan Svankmajer’s Alice, an interpretation of Alice in Wonderland that strives to portray Lewis Carroll’s story as Svankmajer understands it was meant to be: a dream as opposed to the fairy tale it is invariably interpreted as. Svankmajer’s 1988 acclaimed feature combines film with stop animation to tell the tale of the scissor-wielding bunny of young Alice’s unconscious. The Stoke Newington Town Hall screening will be accompanied by a reading by Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton from the original inspirational work. 100% profits to WaterAid. Get freaked out: tickets here.
The Book Club is offering you to get slaughtered on their Undertaker’s Eyepoppers cocktails then get mourned and laid to rest at Bones and McGibbor’s Funeral Parlour. At the parlour, you can have your photo taken at the Dead Portrait Photo Booth, dressed in Victorian garb, in a casket. That’s one to send home.
Perhaps the next day you’ll take a sip at London’s first Mezcalería in honour of Día de los Muertos. Mezcal is a bit like tequila, but smokier, says Sam Frankle. And more lethal.
Photo: Rob Sheridan