HOW TO…FESTIVAL (5) : Bride of the Fun Palace of Fear

2nd October 2016 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Join us at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom for a packed day of ‘£ Pay What You Decide’ workshops and performances, with a deliciously fearsome flavour! So successful was the Fun Palace of Fear last year that we’ve decided to continue the tradition and bring you “Bride of the Fun Palace of Fear”.

Hallowe’en comes early on Sunday 2nd October as Slung Low join in with the nation’s Fun Palaces by bringing you a fifth How To…Festival –  a day of macabre performance, demonstrations, activities and food brought to you by friends old and new.

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

At 11.00am Cooking With Manjit.

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 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 halloween fancy dress outfit, as theatre artist Douglas Thompson returns
to the HUB to show you how to master the “zipper face” horror make up.

Douglas has been working for 15 years as a theatre artist and is an expert in mask making and makeup techniques. He has been a regular workshop leader for schools and youth services and has performed and exhibited his work in venues across the country.

At 5:00pm – Harrison Richards – The Perceptionist

Harrison has predicted the future for celebrities on TV, demonstrated direct mind-to-mind communication on the radio and performed his unbelievable mind magic at numerous events up and down the country. He combines the ancient and mysterious mind reading methods of the past with cutting edge magic, psychology and a healthy dose of humour.
His 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.

We’ll break for dinner at 6pm – Enjoy delicious food from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar with free tea and coffee and live music from Rory Scammell and his Hurdy Gurdy!

At 7:00pm The Time Machine (SOLD OUT)

Of course, we don’t want you to feel that you have to do everything – its absolutely fine to pick and choose!




Funded by the Inner South Community Committee

There is a very limited capacity for all Festival workshops and performances so to reserve a ticket please email with the number of places you wish to book for each event and a contact telephone number.


11:00am Cooking with Manjit

2:00pm Scripting Suspense writing workshop with Joe Lidster

3:00pm Horror-gami Lantern workshop with Handheld Arts

4:00pm Zip-Face Make Up with Douglas Thompson

5:00pm Harrison Richards – The Perceptionist

6:00pm Dinner and Live Music in the parlour

7:00pm The Time Machine (SOLD OUT)

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