Halloween 2013: the best clubs and parties in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Featuring Optimo Espookio, Scottish Poetry Library's Fright Night and PAWS' Halloween Ball

Hallowe'en 2013: the best clubs and parties in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Teviot House of Horrors

We all know nothing could beat the Halloween Party from Hocus Pocus (Come on, Bette Midler singing ‘I Put A Spell On You’? Classic!). All we can do is make some feeble attempts to replicate its awesomeness. Take your pick from these five Halloween parties which attempt to do just that.

Fright Night!

If your idea of a good Halloween do is donning some creepy get up and reciting some classic Poe and Dickinson, you'll wanna head over to Edinburgh’s Scottish Poetry Library. Expect games, music and spooky movies galore.
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, Thu 31 Oct.

The Party Monster Halloween Ball

Celebrate Halloween and Glasgay! at the same time at this spooktacular party. Taking place at Glasgow’s Axm, the ball comes courtesy of Manchester queer club Bollox and resident drag disco divas Menergy.
Axm, Glasgow, Sat 26 Oct.

Optimo Espookio

Back for another year, Glasgow club veterans Optimo are sure to deliver a night of nonstop genre bashing tunes. There’s also the small matter of the fancy dress contest and coveted Halloween Cup. Think you have what it takes?
Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 1 Nov.

Teviot House of Horrors

This EUSA organised event seems to have it all: fancy dress, live music, DJ set from a previously successful band (in this case, Maximo Park). There’s even a £100 prize for Best Dressed to help one poor student with the weekly shopping after spending their student loan at the Jagermeister bar.
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh, Thu 31 Oct.

PAWS Halloween Ball

This special event is organised and headlined by Glasgow surf punk three piece PAWS and will also include performances from Halfrican, Baby Strange and Secret Motorbikes. When was the last time you played bobbing for apples at a rock gig? Well, this is your chance.
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow, Fri 1 Nov.

The Party Monster Halloween Ball

Manchester queer club Bollox comes to Glasgow for a Halloween ball, joining forces with resident drag disco Menergy.

Fright Night! SPL Halloween Poetry Party

Games, music, television clips, spooky films and as much creepy poetry as participants can muster, whether their own original compositions or a classic, like Poe's 'The Raven'. Fancy dress optional, but highly recommended (it's Hallowe'en, remember?).


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