A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Sew Fabulous and Quiet Down There at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, Grace Eyre Foundation, Woody, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, and badge making.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary. We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

  • SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place
  • Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place
  • TRICK OR TREATING with market traders
  • WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/994351787581116/

About Balcony Studios

A group of 12 diverse and creative studios situated on the balcony at Brighton Open Market. To find out more about the work of the Balcony Studios, follow @balconystudios_bn1 on Twitter and Instagram and use #balconystudiosbn1

About Brighton Open Market

Brighton’s only covered market destination. The market is home to 45 permanent independent retail units, 12 artists’ studios and an exciting mix of plaza traders.
Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary market traders;
including cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, and outreach events for the local community.

Further information

This project has been funded by Brighton and Hove City Council Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund aims to support groups that are already working with local people and communities. All applications must address any one of these three key outcomes:

  • Improving well-being
  • Building cohesion
  • Promoting fairness


For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Nicola Benge, Creative Director – Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com