THE Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis is celebrating Halloween and Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with two events at the end of October.
Many people love Halloween’s terror and mischief, but Day of the Dead might be less familiar.
Celebrated in Mexico and countries with large Spanish speaking populations, Day of the Dead is all about celebrating and remembering family and friends in an explosion of colour, costumes, parties and feasting.
Dia de los Muertos celebrations have been happening for around 3,000 years, and the day is devoted to remembering loved ones who have died and sending prayers to those you have recently lost.
The DJs of Beat Safari are presenting an evening of Mexican-inspired music and dancing with fancy dress, and projections on Saturday, October 27. These popular local DJs from the Bridport area have built up a large audience locally with support slots for The Undercover Hippy, Backbeat Soundsystem, and Dreadzone, and festival appearances at Somerset Reggae Festival and Goren.
Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7 in advance.
The following day on Sunday, September 28 there will be a half term Halloween special of the Marine’s Children Love Disco events – a daytime party for parents and their children from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
With a real DJ spinning records with floorfillers from the 70s to present day, this young people’s ‘club night’ is very different to a normal ‘children’s party’, with halloween face painting, mask-making, and ghoulish decorations to take home after the party.
It’s win-win, with a safe environment for the children to have a great time, whilst adults socialise and have a drink.
Tickets cost £2 for children and £3 for adults.
To book tickets for either event, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com