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31 October 2014

See Dickens' house by candlelight

To celebrate All Hallows' Eve, Charles Dickens House hosts a special candle lit opening this evening, recreating the atmosphere when the famous writer would write by candlelight long into the night, thankfully, or so it seems, without all the forced wackiness of a 'normal' Halloween.

Timed entries start at 6.40pm, with the last at 8pm, and there is also a bar to be enjoyed afterwards in the small museum cafe, which will be open until 9.30pm for drinks.

For more, see http://www.dickensmuseum.com/events/halloween-by-candlelight/

^Picture © Peter Curbishley used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. I knew about All Hallows' Eve of course, but not about a secular party-holiday called Halloween. Apart from Dickens using a candle at night, did he have any connection to Halloween? Did the holiday appear in any of his novels?