Get ready to enjoy all treats and no tricks as we invite you to a free Halloween event in Somerstown next week!

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Hundreds are expected to attend the event, named the Somerstown Spooktacular, which takes place on Thursday 12 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm at The Gibson Centre on Sackville St, PO5 4BU.

You’ll get to enjoy:

  • frightfully fun entertainment
  • spooky stories
  • music
  • Halloween themed face painting and ice-creams
  • cakes, snacks and chilling refreshments

All in all, there’s going to be loads on offer for you to enjoy.

It won’t hurt your bank account either as everything at the event will be completely free.

Freebies aside, we’re also using the event as an opportunity to show everyone the latest plans for the Somers Orchard project. You’ll get a first look at what the former Horatia and Leamington towers site will look like!

Cllr Darren Sanders, the council’s cabinet member for housing and tackling homelessness said:

“Somers Orchard is a huge project for our city. Local people have been at the heart of it from day one so it’s great that we can host the Somerstown Spooktacular for everyone.”

“When people see the plans, I think they’ll be just as excited as we are to watch them come to life. They showcase what the people of Somerstown actually wanted from the project, and I’d encourage as many people as possible to pop down to the event to see them and join in the fun too.”

Already this year we’ve hosted similar events in Havant and Paulsgrove which delivered huge turnouts and rave reviews. We hope the Somerstown Spooktacular will follow in their footsteps, providing an evening of entertainment for you and the whole community.

As always with these types of events, everything is free and everyone is welcome.

Don’t want to miss it?

Join the event on Facebook.

Got a question?

Email Katelyn Rigler at or call 07901 100 537.

Not sure what to expect?

Check out this video from our most recent party in Paulsgrove: