The Castle Douglas Halloween Circus Carnival Set To Get Spooky

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Castle Douglas will be hosting a Halloween Spooktacular Sunday, October 31st.

Castle Douglas Development Forum is working with artists in residence Martin Danziger and Kiera Manson to produce an exciting Halloween event, for both artists and members of the community to take part in this October.

Employed through The Stove Network and their ‘What We Do Now’ project, Martin and Kiera are working alongside CDDF to bring a host of new circus skills workshops and events to Castle Douglas over the next 12 months. They have proposed a Halloween event to take place this coming October to truly welcome the circus into the community.

Castle Douglas’ Halloween Circus Carnival will take place on Sunday 31st October with a host of exciting activities for children, families, and adults. Across Halloween there will be performers, producers, skill workshops, face painters, music and much more to keep everyone entertained and in the Halloween spirit! The event will start at 2pm on Market Hill with a Halloween Carnival with live performances, circus and craft workshops, walkabout performers and a variety of stalls.

At 6pm there will be a mini parade down to Carlingwark Lochside Park for an exciting finale of performances from professionals and community groups.

In the lead, up to the event, Martin and Kiera will be running a series of free workshops in lantern making and circus skills over the October holidays.

There is a call out to all community groups who are welcome and encouraged to create their own contribution to the event. It can be a themed walking performance to make up part of the parade or decorations for the event such as bunting, lanterns, costumes, headdresses, or make-up. While groups can work entirely independently on their contribution Martin, Kiera and CDDF will be able to provide groups with workshops to teach them skills and advise on sound systems and suggest suitable music.

Regarding the event, Martin Danziger says: “We are really excited about creating a circus Halloween event with Castle Douglas, and the chance to bring together professional circus performers, community groups and young people for a wild and spooky night.”

For updates on this event and exciting ways to get involved watch CDDF Facebook (@CastleDouglasDF), Twitter (@CastleDouglasDF), and Instagram (@castledouglasdevelopmentforum) for all the latest announcements.