Hello to everybody
I’m writing this on a bleak and blustery day, when the trees are rapidly shedding their leaves. Winter is definitely on its way!
October of course is the month of Halloween when it is said that the veil between our world and the afterlife grows thin and allows spirits to pass through. This of course is based in the fairy stories of our use because as most of us know, spirit are around us every minute of every day of every year. There does not need to be a special time of the year for spirit communication.
The 31st October is of course the eve of All Saints Day and is celebrated these days by children dressing up and going out, having fun and wearing scary costumes. 31st October is also a pagan festival known as Samhain which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
I am celebrating my own Halloween early this year when on the 27th October I set forth on the first of my own Ghost Investigations at The National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange. I will be joined by the amazing Jimmy Devlin “The Ghostfinder General”, the fabulous Jan Murphy and gifted medium Jackie Drummond. Tickets for this event have all but gone unfortunately but if you would like to join us all for our Christmas Ghost Investigation at St. Georges Hall in Liverpool on 8th December, then please log on to my web site and click on the Ghost Hunt page where you will be able to purchase your tickets on line.
However you are celebrating Halloween this year, do have a wonderful time and enjoy yourselves but please take a moment out too to reflect on the true meaning of the festival.
Before we get to Halloween I have a number of shows which I would like to draw your attention to. On the 17th October I will be travelling south to join my good friend and fellow radio host, Paul Cissell, as we take to the stage at Ferneham Hall in Fareham together to conduct a joint demonstration of mediumship. We have both been looking forward to this event for quite some time now. There are still a few tickets left so if you would like to join us then please telephone the box office on 01329 231942 or you can book on line at
The following day I will be travelling to Swindon where I will be appearing at the Swindon Arts Centre. There is a link for the purpose of booking tickets on my web site or you can telephone the box office on 01793 524481
The rest of my theatre dates for October are:
24th October Southhill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell Box Office 01344 484123
25th October Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn Box Office 01254 685500
26th October The Muni, Colne Box Office 01282 661216
All further details of my theatre appearances throughout 2018 and going in to 2019 can be seen on the Dates page of my web site
As usual the Derek Acorah Radio Show goes out every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm if you would like to join Paul Cissell and myself together with our special guest then log on to
This coming Monday I am going to be on the receiving end as I will be interviewed by Mart Cooper & Kimberley Griffiths-Cooper of Paranormal Past Times. To tune in log on to the Paranormal Past Times Facebook page at 7.30pm on Monday and join us for what should be an interesting conversation.
I have been quite busy over the last few weeks travelling to London to do filming for various programmes, the results of which you will be able to see later in the year and in to 2019. I have had much fun making these guest appearances and I hope you will enjoy watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part. I also had fun when I attended the press day for the forthcoming Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Pantomime – the first panto in which I will be taking part – at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. Look out for more details – tickets are selling very fast.
It was a great joy to meet up with Anne Royle of Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme during my visit to Scotland in early October. Sadly, Anne’s beautiful Sir Spook passed away recently but it was lovely to meet her new “spectacles on legs”, Karma. Please continue to support Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme in any way that you can. You can donate money by going to the Pathfinder web site but you can also help in other ways such as collecting used stamps, plastic bottle tops, and many other items. More details of how you can help this wonderful charity can be seen on their web site
If you would like to keep up with what I am doing and where I will be on a daily/weekly basis then you can find me on Facebook – please ensure that you log on to the Derek Acorah page that is verified by a blue tick! I also post on an almost daily basis on Twitter @derek_acorah, and on Instagram where my page is simply “derekacorah”.
For all enquiries regarding my availability then please contact my agency Brian Shaw Concerts by e-mailing who will deal with any enquiries that you may have. I can also be contacted through the Contact page of my web site
I will end by wishing you all a very Happy Halloween for the 31st October, and to my pagan friends, a Blessed Samhain.