Fright Night! Halloween with the Liverpool Social Group

Last week our Liverpool Social Group had a spook-tacular Halloween party and a visit from a local theatre group. We caught up with our Community Services Development Coordinator, Marie, so she could tell us what transpired:

A group of people sat around tables enjoying themselves.         Three women sat at a table. Pumpkin buckets and plates full of sweets sit on the table.

“Our usual fortnightly social group took on a slightly gruesome theme this week. As we approached the most chilling day of the year, Halloween, we decided to enter into the celebrations. Our regular room was decorated with skeletons, spiders’ webs and ghosts and our group had the harrowing task of eating baked skulls filled with frogs spurn, otherwise known as baked potatoes and beans. We made the jungle look like a four start hotel! We followed with a selection of delicious but nasty looking cakes.

Halloween could not pass by without a game of trick or treat! It was luck of the draw, you either got a choice of some sweeties or you had to put your hand in a bag of worms (which was really spaghetti covered in olive oil).

The real treat was a visit from a local theatre group who talked to us about the work they do through using theatre as a tool for social change. We heard about their production of a play called ‘Cracked’, which was about the insanity of modern Britain. The play explored how easy it is to fall through the cracks in society, and how hard it is to get out. Two of the actors discussed their parts in the play and their own experiences, it was a very interesting performance.

We have a trip organised to see this production on 24th of November, so watch this space for a review of the play.

We scare because we care!”

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