Tall tales in the company of wolves, was a H&G original event this is our second year running the Tall Tales label for a Halloween event. As we like to spin tall tales and take inspiration from writers, folklore, myths, fables and indeed tall tales for the inspiration of our Tall Tales parties. For this particular event we were taking inspiration from a significant gothic fantasy writer Angela Carter. Who brought us dark and twisted interpretations on traditional fairy tales.
We were very interested in making sure this theme would be felt through out the event by our guests by picking the most ideal location for a spooky halloween affair. One of Ireland still functioning 17th boardings schools, Headfort House. Grand rooms with high ceilings, original plasterwork and century old paintings. This was the perfect backdrop for an evening of spooky beautiful delights for our guests.
Letting our guests explore the terrifyingly gorgeous boarding school, theatre, old classrooms and grounds of this historic building, it felt like such a honour to uncover and share this bit of Irish history with our guests. Breathing new life to these old walls with a selection of live music, DJs, theatre, tarot card readings and interactive performances taking place in every corner of the house and grounds.
Photos by Erica Coburn