St Georges Hall Halloween Haunted
Sleepover and Ghost Hunt
Friday 31st October 2014 8pm-6am
St Georges Place, Liverpool, Merseyside. L1 1j j
Tickets: £59 (which includes Hot Drinks & Breakfast)
Liverpool has always been, and continues to be, synonymous with great feats of architecture from ‘The Three Graces’ that line the Pier Head to the neo-classical St George’s Hall. Opened in 1842, and built on the site of the old infirmary, medical library and lunatic asylum (which were all abandoned in 1820), St George’s Hall faced many challenges from the start of its construction to its full completion in September 1854; the courts were opened prior to the main hall in the autumn of 1851. The earlier opening of the courts was a result of the Government’s demand for Liverpool to have its own court house, as they would no longer accept the criminals of Liverpool being sent to trial in Lancaster.
In 1838, Liverpool threw a party to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone.This was on Queen Victoria’s coronation day, and its intention was to remind people of the project and to help raise the funds lost due to the banking crisis. Archdeacon Rev Jonathon Brookes, whose statue still stands in St George’s hall today, and who, at the time, was one of the most senior members of Anglicanism in the city made an announcement proclaiming that: ‘surely, Liverpool should be able to build, in this 19th century Christian era, better buildings than the pagans of ancient Greece and Rome’.
The architect, Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, died as a result of tuberculosis in mid-1846 at the age of thirty three and the hall’s construction almost stopped after his death. But thanks to Charles Robert Cockerell the building was saved. Cockerell was older and wiser than Elmes, and although he originally didn’t apply for the job, he was actually Elmes’s choice for second architect. It would be Cockerel who would drag the project through its precarious vicissitudes to its opening ceremony. He also built the concert room that the original 1836 music committee had wanted, but its completion had arrived too late for most of them to witness it. Before the opening ceremony of the hall in 1854, Queen Victoria, during her visit in 1851, said that the building was worthy of ancient Athens, an accolade I am sure Elmes would have been proud of.
The Nights Schedule:
8.00pm - 8.15 pm: Welcome Meeting: Meet the team. Health and Safety and Fire Regulations brief.
8.15pm - 9.00pm: Familiarization tour of the host venue with a Spirit Medium and team.
9.00pm - 9.45pm: Paranormal and Equipment Presentation. Dowsing Workshop with crystals and dowsing rods. 10.00pm-10.15pm Break. (Refreshments provided.)
10.15pm – 4.30am: Group Vigil Events: Room vigils, table tipping, glass work, dowsing etc. The use of EMF meters and other equipment can be used throughout the ghost hunt. All DeadLive Events ghost hunting vigils are managed by psychics and paranormal investigator. but we encourage everyone to get involved with our events.
BreakFast 5.30am.......... 6am
What to Expect: The night commences when an experienced and professional Psychic medium, will escort you around the venue. Following this, the night will continue with smaller group vigils and team work using a range of paranormal equipment including dowsing rods, K2 meters, table tipping and Ouija boards for those who want to participate. ST GEORGES HALL GHOST HUNTS
Advisable to wear layered clothing as temperatures can get very cold on investigations and we recommend flat shoes with non-slip soles, as you may well be walking around in the dark and on staircases with no lighting. Don’t forget your torch as the event does take place in rooms that can be dark. You are welcome to bring cameras and personal paranormal investigation equipment. The hub offers a place to take a break, sit, have a tea/coffee (provided) catch up with other group members and toilets are to hand. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Paranormal activity at events can never be guaranteed. However, the more positive energy we have between the group the better it will be to encourage a connection with the spirits of the venue. Please note alcohol is not permitted.
Ticket Price: £59.00 (Which includes Hot & Cold Drinks)
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