Ardagh Fright Fest

Things to do in County Longford, Ireland - Ardagh Fright Fest - YourDaysOut
Unnamed Road, Co. Longford, Ireland
Oct 29, 2016, 4:00:00 PM - Nov 5, 2016, 11:00:00 PM
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Ardagh Fright Fest is a week long festival of frights and fun featuring art, literature, mythology and photography. There is something for all ages from toddler to adult. Full details of events below. Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st October Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 3pm. Family Event: Potions, Dark Arts, Forbidden Forest and lots more All ages welcome. €5 per adult, €8 per child or €24 for family of 4 (1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children) Booking essential. Tuesday 1st November Celtic New Year Celebration 4pm Lantern Making Workshop, Ghost Stories and Face Painting. All Ages welcome €6pp 6pm Lantern-lit Samhain Walk through woods and village to Brí Leith. All ages welcome, FREE Come in costume if you are brave enough! Wednesday 2nd November A Gothic Evening 7pm Readings and discussion of classic gothic literature including Frankenstein, Dracula and more. Age 14+ to adult €6pp Thursday 3rd November Spooky Art Camp 12-5pm. Inspired by The Nightmare Club books by Annie Graves Listen to some readings. Paint, draw, collage and print some scary pictures or build your own 3d scene or monster. Outdoor creations too, weather permitting. Children (4+). €18 per child. Booking essential. Hour of the Witch 7pm. Enjoy a relaxed evening with local author Lorne Patterson including readings from his latest book Hour of the Witch. Adults €6 per person. Friday 4th November Finding the fantastic in your fiction 3pm. Award-winning YA author Ruth Frances Long joins us for a writing workshop for teens Age 12+ €15 per person. Booking essential. Adult writing workshop 7pm. Joe Murphy returns due to popular demand to share gothic writing secrets Adults €15 per person. Booking essential. Saturday 5th November Author Panel 11am Ruth Frances Long, Joe Murphy and Lorne Patterson answer your questions about their books and what they love about writing. Ages 12+ and adults €4 per person Flash Fiction Awards 1pm. Winners of the teen and adult Flash Fiction competition will read their work. All ages welcome The Nightmare Club 2pm. Local storyteller Maggi McKenna will enchant her audience with tales from The Nightmare Club by Annie Graves. Children and families €3 per person Children’s Flash Fiction Awards 4pm. Winners of the children’s Flash Fiction competition will receive their prizes. All ages welcome The Hunger Goust Banquet 8pm. Spooktacular meal...

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