Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe-Our Halloween Poem of the Week.

 Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe


Thy soul shall find itself alone
’Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.

Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness — for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.

The night, though clear, shall frown,
And the stars shall not look down
From their high thrones in the Heaven
With light like hope to mortals given,
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever.


Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,
Now are visions ne’er to vanish;
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more, like dew-drop from the grass.

The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries.

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What’s going on in London for Halloween 2016? Your definitive guide to all things ghoulish in London!

It’s our favourite time of the year! HALLOWEEN! There is so much going on in London to celebrate this spooky time of year! Maren, our wonderful intern has been researching all the Halloween activities going on in London and has put together a list of the best events! Read on if you dare……….


This one is only for those of you with steady nerves! So if you can’t be shocked by anything you should go ghost hunting! Go on an unnerving ghost hunt in London’s spooky Ragged School with Haunted Happenings. 29 Oct

Join a very morbid talk, tour or workshop, including visits to some London’s most famous cemeteries, during London Month of the Dead1-30 Oct


If a visit to a cemetery is too scary then why don’t you just go to the cinema and catch a comedy horror double bill?  The BFI Southbank is screening the cult movies Rocky Horror Picture Show and Shock Treatment with live performances and panels on 29th Oct

What’s more, THE SHINING returns to cinema from 28.Oct to Nov.3 http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/bfi-film-releases/shining

If you love horror movies then why not join a Horror Pyjama Party in the Prince Charles Cinema on 29.Oct? Six movies. Eleven hours and everyone will be  wearing Pyjamas! Sounds like frighteningly good fun!

Another frightening adventure that is going on in London gives you the opportunity to get up  and close to some of the world’s most feared animals, with In with the Spiders at ZSL London Zoo or Snorkelling with Sharks at SEA LIFE London Aquarium.


And finally the HALLOWEEN PARTIES! There are parties the going all weekend!
For example there is a Buffy The Vampire Slayer Party in Hackney Picturehouse  where you can enjoy live music, karaoke and a talent show!

Alternatively you can go to the Guilty Pleasures Halloween Ball in Koko , Camden Town 29th Oct! Buy your tickets in advance, it is very popular!

There is plenty of fun to be had at the Mexican Day of the Dead/Night of the Undead in Fire, in Vauxhall on 28th.Oct. There will be a a ritualistic ‘burning’ outside and an aztec-styled dungeon as well as lots of fun to be had smashing pinatas! Ole!


For more information about London Halloween parties have a look at this site: http://www.timeout.com/london/clubs/halloween-parties-in-london

And finally……the party to beat them all. The Tti Halloween Party of course! It is the best party of the year and takes place at Proud in Camden on 27th October. It starts at 7pm and goes on until late! Tickets are only £5 and need to be bought in advance from Reception. Don’t forget to wear fancy dress! There are prizes for the best dressed!

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