Spooktacular Performance From College Students


An immersive fright-fest will see some of the North-East’s most talented young performers from Gateshead College bring the creepiest Halloween characters to life.

The Walk of Fear will see performing arts students man scare stations around Saltwell Park in Gateshead to deliver frights to families intrepid enough to undertake the trail.

The event which is a partnership between Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids charity, which supports disadvantaged children in the North-East, and Gateshead College.

As families undertake the one-mile trail they will be greeted at stops along the way by an undead array of ghoulish characters including witches, zombies, skeletons, vampires, ghosts and clowns for some truly frightening performances.

The characters portrayed by the college students form part of a wider Halloween festival in the park, delivered by Metro Radio, which includes fancy dress prizes, a spooky stage with music entertainment, face painting and Halloween themed food and drink.

Metro Radio’s Station Director, Dominic Munnelly, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Gateshead College on The Walk of Fear. The performing arts students are truly talented, it’s guaranteed to be a thrilling night out, perfect for families to get dressed up and come along and enjoy themselves.

“From childhood we all love dressing up for Halloween and scaring ourselves silly, but unfortunately there are many children in our region who may not get that opportunity themselves due to a wide range of circumstances. By raising funds for Cash for Kids, this event will support those young people to have a brighter future.”

Andy Jongman, curriculum and operations manager for music and performing arts at Gateshead College, said: “The students are really looking forward to it, they love performing and this event is a new and different experience for them.

“It gives us the opportunity to take the students out of their comfort zone and into a real working environment, there is no substitute for that experience.

“To have our students involved in this incredible live project is an invaluable opportunity to develop their performance and work skills, as well as being great fun for everyone involved.”

The event aims to raise thousands of pounds for Cash for Kids with a donation made for every ticket sold.

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