Enjoy frightfully good fun in Bell Court this Halloween

EVENT 01/10/2019 – 31/10/2019

October is here and we’re in the mood for some frightfully good fun. So, here’s a rundown of all the spook-tacular events happening in Bell Court.

Meet the Pumpkin Father in Magic Alley! This mischief-maker appears in the maze of rooms in the Enchanted Manor in the run up to Halloween, a friend to kids of all sizes but parents had better beware. Or if you fancy picking up some tricks yourself, join them on 30th October for workshops with the mysterious Jester Styles who’ll be teaching a few ways to enchant your friends and family. To find out more head to www.stratfordhalloweenfestival.co.uk

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy…this Halloween Everyman will be screening the Kubrick classic ahead of the release of its sequel, Doctor Sleep. Horror film fanatics can pick up their tickets for The Shining here.

And finally, make sure not to miss a spellbinding performance from Rozie T Dance Academy on 26th October.

Whilst you’re soaking up the scary atmosphere, don’t forget to enjoy a devilish dinner or two at one of the bars and restaurants.

Meet our latest independent retailers!

The latest additions to our growing collection of independent retailers comes from high-end children’s clothing brand – Balou, and one of the UK’s most innovative artists, Louis Sidoli, as he launches his newest venture in Bell Court – White Light Gallery.

Founded by Banayioda Theodorou earlier this year, Balou will offer the kids of Stratford a sophisticated prepster, meets urban edge style – all constructed with the finest materials. Available for kids aged 0-12, Balou offers high-quality products that are easy to wear and durable.

Alongside Balou, renowned artist Louis Sidoli will be returning to his home town of Stratford to launch his latest venture, White Light Gallery. Having started his career selling street art in Stratford 15 years ago, Louis’ talent has seen him work with some of the country’s most prolific art galleries including; Castle Galleries and Halcyon Gallery in London. His memorable ‘Most Wanted” series of famous and infamous mugshot artworks which launched in 2008, became a best-selling published print edition and introduced his work to a much wider audience worldwide via the internet, spawning numerous websites dedicated to the subject.

Banayioda Theodorou comments: “I can’t wait to introduce Balou to Stratford! I feel there is definitely a strong audience for high-quality kids’ clothes in the town, and we’ve had great feedback so far on social media. As a mother myself, I know how important it is to find good quality, durable clothes for our children – and of course it’s even better when they are stylish too! Bell Court is the perfect place to officially launch my brand as the development has a central location and always been very supportive of independents, so I’m looking forward to starting my new business there.”

Louis adds: “Having worked for and with many galleries over the years, finding the right location is essential when selling art. I grew up in Stratford so understand the market place here and I definitely feel people in Stratford are very supportive of independent businesses. White Light Gallery aims to deliver unique contemporary art exhibitions of both my own work and select renowned artists. Bell Court is perfectly placed to be accessible to both local and international visitors and will be an exciting new addition to Stratford’s retail and cultural scene.”

Toby Saggers, Asset Manager at Blue Coast Capital, the owners of Bell Court, adds: “We’re extremely pleased to announce the arrival of children’s clothing brand Balou along with Louis Sidoli and White Light Gallery. Both offerings, opening soon, will be fantastic additions to Bell Court and Stratford.

“The arrival of Balou and White Light Gallery highlights our continued commitment to providing ideal spaces for a range of independent retailers within the town. We look forward to welcoming them both soon.”