Whitby Goth Weekend
Your guide to events you must not miss this week
Thousands of visitors in flamboyant attire are set to descend upon Whitby again for its latest Goth invasion. You can catch the bizarre bazaar market, charity football match and a variety of music.
Illuminated Abbey Whitby Abbey, to October 31
See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the Gothic splendour of the ruins lit up with all the colours of the rainbow. And of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without the Count! See the story of Dracula brought to life before your very eyes within the abbey ruins all aglow, with a twist on our usual show.
Whitby Goth Weekend Now until Sunday October 28
Thousands of visitors in flamboyant attire are set to descend upon Whitby again for its latest Goth invasion. Whitby Goth Weekend confirmed earlier in the year that it would no longer take place at Whitby Pavilion, with Abbey Wharf hosting the live music throughout the weekend – keep an ear out for glam rock, industrial and nu-metal music, as well as a battle of the DJs. You can also catch the UK’s premiere indoor alternative market, bizarre bazaar, which is on at Whitby Leisure Centre and the Brunswick Centre. Football fans can head over to Whitby Town’s Turnbull Ground on the Sunday, as Stokoemotive Whitby FC take on Real Gothic in the traditional charity match, 2pm kick-off. However Whitby Pavilion will host the first Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival, which will comprise bands, film, theatre and markets. The event will see an increased focus on music with the aims of hosting both established and up-andcoming bands. Headline acts are Paradise Lost (Friday) and Fields of the Nephilim (Saturday). The event is being organised and presented in co-operation with the Bram Stoker Estate with Dacre Stoker, the great grandnephew of Dracula writer Bram Stoker.
Pictures in next week’s Whitby Gazette.
Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Friday October 26 to Thursday November 1
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
Spooky Woodlands Trail Ravenscar Woodland Centre, Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28
Find clues to solve The Ravenscar Riddle and win a prize. Explore the haunted wood to discover creepy clues then head back to Ravenscar Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for age four-plus, at parents’ discretion. Must be accompanied by an adult. Hot drinks and snacks will be available in the visitor centre. Meet at Ravenscar Visitor Centre.
5pm to 7.30pm.
See Whitby Abbey in a whole new light as the attraction is illuminated over half-term.
See the Halloween goings-on at Castle Howard.
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.