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Trick or Treat: Halloween: The story of our winter tradition its origin and meanings..

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Halloween is a celebration on the night of October 31. Children wear costumes and go to people's homes saying "Trick or treat!" to ask for candy (sweets in the UK) and people give it to them. The suggestion is: "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you.

But why do we have this tradition? Where did it come from? Why do we dress up as scary characters such as witches, ghosts, and devils? Why do we decorate our houses with bats, blood stained doors and pumpkins?

Join us, online with our tutor Bob Massey, for a Halloween talk to find out!

Date: Sunday 31st October 2021

Time: 7pm start for an hour's talk (approx) and time for questions afterwards.

Tickets: members pay £5, non-members £7

Notes on the speaker:

Bob Massey is a retired Theatre Consultant and Lighting Designer. He has spent 50yrs planning performance spaces and shows throughout the world and for many years he was also Technical Manager of a Theatre in Nottingham. He is a Historian, Lecturer and a member of History, Cinema, Theatre and Aircraft research groups and societies. He's also Chairman and a Trustee of the Nottinghamshire Local History Association. He is a qualified further education tutor who for over 40yrs has been teaching Local History, Theatre and aircraft historical subjects on courses around the country and he regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications. He has also published 8 books. As well as talks to groups, various organisations and companies he conducts courses, history walks and talks in the pub on a regular basis.

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