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Spooky spectacular to take over Broadgate this Saturday to coincide with Halloween

Shaun Reynolds 25th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

VISITORS to Coventry will be totally bewitched by a spooky spectacular that will take over the city centre this weekend.

It will be all treat and no tricks when ‘Bewitching Broadgate’ goes ahead on Saturday, October 29, with special performances, games and more on the menu to help celebrate Halloween in style.

The afternoon, which will run from 1pm until 7pm, is being organised by Coventry BID in partnership with Imagineer Productions.

Bewitching Broadgate is the culmination of a month of events and activities as part of the month-long Festival of the Dead.

A number of groups will be showcasing their talents including Highly Sprung, Elite Dance Academy, Phoenix Dance and the Belgrade Theatre and Coventry City College Performing Arts students.

There will also be a Halloween costume competition with three categories – those being age seven and under, eight to 12 and an older age category.

Trish Willetts, Coventry BID manager, is urging families to head down to Broadgate and enter into the seasonal spirit.

She said: “I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Halloween.

“We have got so much going on and have something to suit all ages.

“It is wonderful to see the community getting involved and I am so pleased that so many local groups will be performing on the day.

“This is a great chance to enjoy all the activities and events that are on offer while taking a look around Coventry city centre as well.”

Not only will there be an array of performances on the day, there will also be free face painting and Halloween headdress making for youngsters and an apple rolling contest.

Bewitching Broadgate will then end with a spectacular parade around the square with largescale Halloween costumes on show starting at 6pm.

Kathi Leahy, associate director of Imagineer Productions, said: “Coventry has a wealth of creative talent and we look forward to working alongside them by bringing the city centre to life.”

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