Write a letter to a monster
This Halloween, join our monstrous neighbours for a spot of spooky letter writing.
From Wednesday 31 October Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, the mysterious shop just in front of the Ministry of Stories, is opening its postal service to the public.
Young people (and those young at heart) can visit the store and pen a letter – and receive a reply – to a Yeti, Dragon, Mummy, Werewolf, Vampire or a Monster in the Cupboard.
Discover what life is like trying to hide a scaly tale on the London underground, which cupboards offer equal comfort and scaring opportunities, and how to keep bandages fresh over decades of use.
Letters cost £5 to post (£2 for local Hoxton children) with a unique reply winging its way back to you by flying monkey or broom delivery within one month.
Wednesday 31 October | 1 – 5pm
For those visiting over Halloween, there is also a FREE monstrous exhibition of work by illustrator Aaron Blecha plus a FREE drop in creative writing workshop run by the Ministry of Stories writing team.
Saturday 03 November | 2-4pm
On Saturday, Aaron Blecha himself will be running a FREE drop in illustration workshop where young artists can create their own fluffy, slimy or scaly creatures.
The postal service opens on Halloween between 1pm – 8pm and then as part of normal shop hours therewith:
Thursday — 1pm to 5pm
Friday — 1pm to 5pm
Saturday — 11am to 5pm
For more information call 020 7729 4159.
Did you know?
Due to a rather inconvenient curse, all profits from the Postal Service and Hoxton Street Monster Supplies go to creative writing charity for mini humans, Ministry of Stories, hidden behind the shop’s secret door.