By Lotte Pegler
Hotham Horror are launching their Creepy Cottage for the first year
Hosted under a large marquee and open from 1pm, live actors promise to deliver a spooky performance.
Hosted by ROX Music and Arts, Hotham Horror has a range of exciting and spooky activities taking place, from life drawing workshops to children’s rides, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
With a prize for best fancy dress, everyone is invited to come dressed in ‘suitably spooky attire’ to enjoy the family friendly afternoon running from 1pm-7pm.
A spokesperson for the event said:
“The maze is being built by locally based Fear FX who have won international awards for their scary mazes.
“There will be prizes for fancy dress horror costumes, live music throughout the day and the Rox Arts drop in tent where artists of all abilities will be able to turn up with their paints or sketch pads and see a real ‘life model’ in Steam Punk attire to test their imaginations.
“Volunteers for the day are required for both helping with the event and acting in the maze.”
For anyone interested in trying something new, there will be a free drop in life drawing workshop, where visitors will be provided with easels and basic materials, as well as a Hotham Horror inspired model. If you wish to take part just bring along your paints, pastels or pencils.
The class will be running from 1.30pm-4.30pm.
Haydn from the DoSomething movement will be running free African drumming workshops from 1pm, meeting members of the public between sessions to talk about mental health, motivations and wellness.
Entry for the Creepy Cottage maze is £2, with proceeds going towards next year’s Hotham Horror.