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Festival Of The Dead Brings 'The Dark Carnival' To Life As It Arrives In Exeter On Spectacular 2019 Tour

Festival of the Dead brings 'The Dark Carnival' to life in Exeter

Festival Of The Dead, the hugely popular 'deathly fiesta' lands at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 25th October for its 4th year touring, with brand new, mind-blowing production infusing carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing. New for 2019, Festival of the Dead presents 'The Dark Carnival' featuring a whole new cast of characters and otherworldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, magnificent carnival processions through the crowd, and much more, all set to a high octane soundtrack.

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Authored by Bethan Spencer
Posted: Sat, 10/20/2018 - 6:58am

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/07/2018 - 3:13pm

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Authored by Hospiscare
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Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:12pm

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Authored by jontyh1234
Posted: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 7:33am

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Authored by Cameron Hodder
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Authored by S.P.A. Singles Social Group
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:10am

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Authored by Mihangelf
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Authored by Jane Blanchard
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Authored by Glen King PR
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