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28 October 2011

Haveners beware, you're in for a scare,
Halloween is here if you fancy a dare!
There's something for all, as day turns into night,
So get out and enjoy, but prepare for a fright!

Having said this, Friday's not actually looking too spooky, but it's a great start to the weekend with stacks of live entertainment. Catch The Snapes at Seaford Folk Club from 8pm, Micky Hart and the Hartbreakers at the Hampden Arms from 8.30pm, or settle down for a whole host of Entertainment at the Bay Tree with Sam 'Magic Boy' Jones, Matt Monroe tribute act Kevin Swoish and local lads Chaz & Das. The Old Boot Inn will be the first to kick off Halloween proceedings, with a fancy dress party from 8pm.

For those of you heading across the river one way or the other early Saturday morning, make a note that the Newhaven swing bridge will be open, and in the interests of safetly and dry socks, the road will be closed, at around the 1.10am mark.

Early risers on Saturday morning should get down to the Paradise Park Car Boot Sale from 8.15am to sell, or 9am to grab a bargain. Over at the Martello Tower in Seaford there's plenty of Children's Halloween Fun to be had from 10am, as Seaford Museum and Heritage Society welcomes youngsters from 4 to 8 years of age to take part in Halloween themed crafts and activities.

Sunday morning sees another bargain hunting opportunity with the Table Top Sale at Seaford Con Club from 7am. Fancy getting to know a bit more about our local area whilst enjoying the great outdoors? Join the Newhaven Conservation Trust at West Quay car park at 2pm for a walk to the sea with Geoffrey Mead, who will take you though some of Newhaven's interesting history.

Halloween fun really gets going in the afternoon, with two opportunities to show off that essential annual skill - pumpkin carving! Seaford Crouch Gardens plays host to Pumpkins In The Park from 3pm, with live music, crafts galore, pumpkin judging and a lantern parade at dusk. Up at the Hampden Arms in South Heighton from 4.30pm, ready carved pumpkins will be judged by the not-so spooky Norman Baker MP. MP obviously stands for Master of Pumpkins in this case. Get creating now and you may just bag a prize!

If all of that isn't enough of a thrill, then get the kids down to Meeching Hall in Newhaven from 5pm to scare half term off with a Halloween Disco. There are prizes for the best costumes, and all proceeds go to the Mayor's charities.

No tricks, just weekend treats for us lucky Haveners.

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