Celebrate a spooky halloween half-term at Foyles

By Ellyn Peratikou

Foyles will be hosting a series of spooky events for children this half-term, from 25th October until 2nd November, in three of its London stores: Royal Festival Hall, Westfield White City and Westfield Stratford City. Children of all ages are invited to take part in ghostly activities including fancy dress treasure hunts, storytelling and crafty activities, with the chance to win goody bags and special prizes.

Halloween Hide-and-Seek, with Hello Kitty: Today – Sunday 2nd November.

Hello Kitty is hiding in Foyles at Royal Festival Hall in her spookiest of Halloween costumes and the bookstore is seeking the help of some eerie explorers to find her. Ghosts, ghouls, and beasties of all ages are welcome to join in the Halloween fun and there will also be the chance to win some exclusive Hello Kitty Halloween books.

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX.

Tickets: FREE, but it is best to reserve a place to avoid disappointment. To reserve email rfhkids@foyles.co.uk.

 

Halloween Treasure Hunt: Thursday 30th October 3pm – 4pm.

Foyles has arranged some spooky Halloween fun where children will be searching for lost witch hats. Ghosts, ghouls, and beasties of all ages are welcome to join and the best eerie explorer will win some special prizes.

Venue: Westfield Stratford City,

Foyles 74-75 Lower Ground Floor, The Arcade, Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1EH.

Tickets: FREE, but it is best to reserve a place to avoid disappointment. To reserve email easkids@foyles.co.uk.

 

Halloween Hide-and-Seek, with Hello Kitty: Friday 31st October 3pm – 4pm.

Hello Kitty is hiding in Foyles at Westfield White City in her spookiest of Halloween costumes and the bookstore is seeking the help of some eerie explorers to find her. Ghosts, ghouls, and beasties of all ages are welcome to join in the Halloween fun and there will also be the chance to win some exclusive Hello Kitty Halloween books.

Venue: Westfield White City,

Unit 2054, Westfield Shopping Centre, Wood Ln, London, White City W12 7GE.

Tickets: FREE, but it is best to reserve a place to avoid disappointment. To reserve email westfieldkids@foyles.co.uk.

To find out more about the events go to: www.foyles.co.uk/events.

About the author.

Foyles is National Bookseller of the Year 2013 and 2012, as well as Children’s Bookseller of the Year 2012. It has bookshops on Charing Cross Road, at the Southbank Centre, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City and London Waterloo Station, as well as a branch at Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol. Founded in 1903 by two brothers – William and Gilbert Foyle – and trading on Charing Cross Road for over 100 years, Foyles celebrates its 111th anniversary in 2014.

The new flagship Foyles bookshop at 107 Charing Cross Road, designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands as a ‘bookshop for the 21st century’, houses a range of over 200,000 different titles on four miles (6.5km) of shelves. With 37,000 square feet of flexible retail space spread across eight alternating levels and a full height central atrium, the retail layout allows for easy navigation and the serendipitous discovery of new books.  A cultural hub on the on levels 5 and 6 consists of a Gallery, curated by FutureCity, a Café, run by Leafi, and Auditorium, for talks and discussions.

The Foyles website has millions of books and over 400,000 eBooks for sale, with live stock availability from all its bookshops and details of upcoming literary events and book signings. Foyles also sells nook ereaders and tablets. 

 

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