Learn ‘How To…’ at Slung Low’s fifth festival

Hallowe’en arrives early in Holbeck on Sunday 2 October as Slung Low join in with the nation’s Fun Palaces by bringing you their 5th How To…Festival : Bride of The Fun Palace of Fear.

how-to-5A day of macabre performances, demonstrations, activities and food with Nunkie Theatre, Harrison Richards, Joe Lidster, Handheld Arts, Doug Thompson and Manjit’s Kitchen.

And because it’s the How To… Festival you can learn new skills in £-pay-what-you-decide creative workshops though out the day; learn how to make the entertainment and the food. No experience necessary!

At 11.00am Cooking with Manjit
Wondering what to do with all those scooped out pumpkins? Back by popular demand, Manjit’s Kitchen lead a workshop where she demonstrates how to cook delicious vegetarian Indian dishes and curries, and you can then have a go at creating them yourselves – all ingredients and equipment are provided for you.

At 2:00pm Scripting Suspense
Radio & TV writer Joe Lidster (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards Vs Aliens, Hetty Feather) shares scriptwriting secrets. Learn how to create intrigue, master suspense and find out how to make characters truly creepy!

At 3:00pm Horror-gami Lanterns with Handheld Arts
Make a spooky papercut silhouette Halloween lantern with Handheld Arts.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10+ and will involve participants working independently with a craft knife. All materials will be provided. All creations can be taken home.

At 4:00pm “Zipper-Face” Horror Make Up
Get a “head” start on your Hallowe’en fancy dress outfit, as theatre artist Douglas Thompson returns to the HUB to show you how to master the “zipper face” horror make up.

At 5:00pm Harrison Richards – The Perceptionist
Harrison Richard’s skills will amaze and delight – taking you on a journey into the unknown that will leave you lucky, lucky people genuinely open mouthed in amazement.

At 6pm Dinner from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar (free tea and coffee) and live music from Rory Scammell and his Hurdy Gurdy!

At 7:00pm The Time Machine. Nunkie, the company behind the acclaimed M R James Project, brings
H G Wells’ science fiction classic to life in another thrilling one-man show.

Slung Low’s artistic director Alan Lane said:

“Our regular How To…Festivals are extremely popular, and tying in last year’s Halloween-themed How To Festival with the nation’s Fun Palace initiatives proved so popular that it’s brilliant to be able to repeat the theme. We are delighted to welcome back a wealth of national talent to Holbeck as well as hosting new artists for the first time.”

There is a very limited capacity for all festival workshops and performances which must be booked in advance so to reserve places please email boxoffice@slunglow.org with the number of places you wish to book for each event and a contact telephone number.

Also on Sunday is a chance to follow the It Happened Here route out and about Holbeck and find out what all those strange signs on lamposts mean. It’s free, just pop into the HUB and pick up your map and MP3 player. The walk takes about an hour.

Slung Low is based at The HUB, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, LS11 9UA.