Spook fest is coming to Fremantle Festival

Ashleigh Wragg, Warrick Bocking, Michael Speranza, Darryl Davenport, Carol Burchell and Richard Finn. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d444884
Ashleigh Wragg, Warrick Bocking, Michael Speranza, Darryl Davenport, Carol Burchell and Richard Finn. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d444884

MONSTERS and ghosts will take over local streets, parks and venues during this year’s Fremantle Festival.

With festivities running from October 23 to November 1, Halloween-themed events play a starring role in the jam-packed program, from the downright scary to the weird and wonderful.

For those looking for a real scare, Fremantle Prison will hold torchlight tours of cells, regaling visitors with stories of ghostly apparitions, unexplainable events and drawing out more than a few screams.

Prison director Bevan Beaver said they liked to provide “authentic historical experiences” during their tours, especially come Halloween.

“Given the sometimes gruesome history of the prison, the Halloween tours were included to provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the atmospheric nature of the building when the sun goes down,” he said.

“The prison has a reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in WA and the site really does transform after dark, becoming very spooky, even for our staff members.”

For something a little less spine tingling and a little more fun on Halloween night, the Fremantle Town Hall will transform into a dancehall with the OUTdance Halloween Social Dance, an end-party to the DanceOUT Western Australian Same Sex Dance Competition held earlier that day.

Terry Wragg from OUTdance said it was great to be able to promote the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual community during the Fremantle Festival.

“OUTdance are very excited to be taking part,” he said.

Visit www.fremantlestory.com.au for more information on these and other events.