Carnival is set to be frightfully good

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Britain’s biggest Halloween carnival - staged annually in Sheffield - will be the best event yet this year, organisers have promised.

Giant puppets, urban dance, a robot called Titan, a Ghostbusters car, Dr Who’s tardis, a dalek, and a samba band are just some of the attractions coming to Fright Night this year on Sunday, October 30, from 3.30pm and 8.30pm.

The spooky extravaganza - Sheffield’s largest community event - is now in its 11th year, and attracts more than 40,000 people to the city centre.

As well as a fun fair, food stalls and fancy dress, new this year will be the Dance Macabre.

The creepy ‘dance of death’ will be performed by Sheffield Youth Orchestra and city troupe Hype Dance, and curated by fairground expert Professor Vanessa Toulmin from The University of Sheffield.

Scott Barton of Yellow Bus Events, who organises Fright Night in partnership with Sheffield Council, said: “The support for Fright Night grows year on year.

“It does such a great job in providing a well-managed way for children and young people to celebrate Halloween.”

Cabinet member Councillor Helen Mirfin-Boukouris said: “Fright Night is a great event and the council is pleased to be a major supporter. There’s lots of family fun and it offers an opportunity for people to enjoy both the event and our fantastic city centre.”

For younger children, a Fright Night’s Little Brother event happens on The Moor from noon to 3pm.