Hallowe'en in Kirkcaldy: Walks, shows, talks, and spooky stories across town

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Beware the witching hour is almost upon us - and venues across Kirkcaldy district will come alive with witches, goblins and creatures of the night.

Hallowe’en falls on Tuesday with a host of things to do, places to visit, and scary walks to embark upon, if you are brave enough!

Go carefully down Kirk Wynd this weekend - for on Saturday night there will be ghosts about in Kirkcaldy Old Kirk yard and down the town, rising from their graves to tell their stories to those who dare to listen!

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Those fearless individuals willing to go on Kirkcaldy Civic Society’s Ghost Walk should meet at the Hunter Hall in Kirk Wynd on Saturday, October 28 between 6:00pm and 6.20pm. Intrepid guides from Kirkcaldy Civic Society will lead you through the darkened graveyard and down the town, in small groups at five minute intervals for safety, to meet some of Kirkcaldy’s past characters.

Hallowe'en events at the Kings, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Submitted)Hallowe'en events at the Kings, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Submitted)
Hallowe'en events at the Kings, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Submitted)

You will make your way to sanctuary for spooky refreshments to revive any flagging spirits – no charge for the walk but a donation is requested for the ghoulish refreshments. Families are also welcome and there will be a small prize for the best fancy dress costume worn on the Ghost Walk.

In the event of heavy rain, the guides will lead you to shelter in the Old Kirk itself

For more information,contact Rosemary Potter, Secretary, (01592) 265499 or 07847 324084 or book by email at www.kirkcaldycivicsociety.org.uk

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The Kings Live Lounge in Kirkcaldy and the Merry Poppins Centre both host special spook-tacular events this weekend.

Explore Kirkcaldy Old Kirk's historic graveyard (Pic: Fife Free Press)Explore Kirkcaldy Old Kirk's historic graveyard (Pic: Fife Free Press)
Explore Kirkcaldy Old Kirk's historic graveyard (Pic: Fife Free Press)

And Amby-Stanyer Hunter, the man behind the shows, promises great entertainment for all ages. His Dance shack team takes to the stage of the Merry Poppins Centre on friday for two Spooktastic Horrorfest shows - one for kids at 5:00pm and one for adults at 8:00pm. The line-ups include aerial performers, burlesque and pole work. Pay at the door for both.

On Saturday, Amby unveils his Hallowe’en Spooktacular cabaret show at the Kings. Doors open 7:00pm for an 8:00pm start. It features all new acts from a host of performers with two singers also on bill which offers pole, aerial, burlesque and guitaraoke with a seasonal twist.

Amby said: “We like to keep the show fresh and bring new acts to town. We’re always working on new things at the dance school, and this is reflected in the show - and people are always keen to be involved.”

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On Sunday, the Kings hosts a holistic fayre which runs from midday to 4:00pm and is open to anyone who’d like to drop in. It will feature “a diverse coven of healers, seeked, artisans and revelers” who will take over two of the rooms at the Esplanade venue. Entry is just £5.

Amby said: “One room will be for healing and readings, and the other for people selling jewellery, crystals and hand made body products. We will also haver workshops and talks.”

The Hallowe’en theme also extends to the cinema screen at the Kings with some spooky films. They include 1995 kids film, Casper, which stars Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci, and screens on Saturday, October 28 at 11:00am. Tickets are priced at just £2 for children and £5 for adults. Horror classic Halloween hits the big screen on Monday, October 30 at 7:30pm. The John Carpenter film starring Jamie Lee Curtis sees her face off against legendary horror character Michael Myers. Over 18s only and seats just £5.

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