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  • Writer's pictureKatie Hardwick

Halloween Circus Entertainment

This year I had a busy Halloween! The two events I worked at were Riverside Walk in Kingston, and Belladonna's party in Chelsea.


Ghost stilt walkers by Tangle Photography

On 31st October I provided the walkabout entertainment for the Riverside Walk development of bars and restaurants, through my social enterprise, Circus Suburbia.

Riverside Walk Halloween Poster

Working with Creative Youth, I booked two ghost stilt walkers and a human statue bride character to entertain diners and to draw more customers to the beautiful riverside area. Creative Youth ran an apple bobbing stall and provided free face painting by Simone Kay.

apple bobbing riverside walk
Simone Kay Face Painting

The three performers got changed in the soon-to-open pop-up restaurants, Riverside Edge, then headed out into the night to entertain people with our beautiful, serene, spooky and disturbing costumes. I was a stilt Ghost with Jessica Burns, in beautiful costumes by Design Guise.

halloween stilt walker

We handed out leaflets for the event in Kingston's Market Place and along the riverside, before heading back to the Riverside Walk to spook customers and passers-by. CAU Kingston made some delicious toffee apples, which we handed out in character.

CAU toffee apples

Tink played the Bride (as seen on the event poster), starting off as a statue then moving eerily to scare customers.

Stilt Ghosts with CAU Kingston


On 1st November I joined theatrical events company Petersham Road once again to become a character on stilts and silks. I created a costume to fit their brief as a Japanese character called Joromugo - a mythical spider who can morph into a beautiful woman in order to lure in her prey, which she eats head first.

As guests enterted the exclusive event, I greeted them in the courtyard with angular movements and menacing stares. Later on in the evening I changed into a black spider costume and performed ambient aerial silks loops above the bar, having morphed back into the killer spider in its honest form.

Belladonna's party logo

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