Tricks and Treats
If you haven't already discovered east London's very own Little Shop of Horrors may I suggest you take a stroll down the picturesque streets of Mare Street, Hackney where you can unearth the very very weird and the questionably wonderful delights on display.
Expect to see everything from two headed babies in surgical jars to taxidermy rabbits dyed pink wearing bow ties.
It's not perhaps for the faint hearted at times but it's definitely perfect to get you in the mood for Halloween.
As well as being a shop and gallery space the Last Tuesday Society have also been hosting a number of classes and seminars with everyone from Vivienne Westwood through to Stephen Bayley.
One upcoming class that is the ideal eery accompaniment to this weekend is the Pumpkin carving workshop.
Hosted by Simon Aronson, a RADA trained prop maker, he will teach you how to become the master of your carving knife and guide you through the skills needed to create the most fiendishly spectacular jack o' lantern. The class is tonight though so get your skates on!
If pumpkins are way to wussy for you at this time of year then why not opt for the far more sinister world of the seance.
The seance takes place on the 2nd November and is held by Professor Richard Wiseman who is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and has gained an international reputation for research into quirky areas of psychology, including deception, humour, luck and the paranormal.
He promises you the chance to speak with the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle or to quip with Oscar Wilde as tables wobble and levitate off the floor.
And in Professor Wiseman's words "Why let death get in the way of a good conversation". Quite.
Don't have nightmares!
Posted by Dean Dempsey