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About We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes is a daytime disco for grown-up geeks and kid sidekicks. It’s for fans of comic books, superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons and every aspect of geek culture, past and present. It’s a whole afternoon of awesome!

The music will be a mix of blockbuster soundtracks and bubblegum pop, upbeat indie and big, silly rock. Expect to hear Pixies, Pat Benatar, the Ramones, Weird Al, Weezer, Kiss, AC/DC, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, Journey, Violent Femmes, Rush, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, Gary Numan, Kate Bush, Kenny Loggins, and more. All played at a child-friendly volume that’s still perfect for dancing.

There will be workshops by professional illustrators, who will be on hand to provide hints and tips, and sell a sketch or two. A dressing up box will be provided. There will be games and puzzles to play, a marketplace, and, of course, face painting, with a sci-fi and superhero slant. Plus food!

Dressing up really creates the atmosphere. Whilst we won’t have a strict costume policy, we want you - grown-ups and kids - to come dressed up as your favourite characters from comics, films, sci-fi or fantasy. Hero or villain? The choice is yours.

There will be no admission to adults unless they’re part of a group that includes children. So friends, grandparents, mentors, stoic and long-suffering manservants, etc. are all welcome. We are operating an inclusive event, and we want it to be both safe and fun for everyone who comes along.

Walthamstow Trades Hall is located just off of Hoe Street, a 5-minute walk from Walthamstow Central and directly opposite Yard Sale Pizza. It has a dance floor, plenty of seating, and a cash bar with 1990s prices!


Terms & conditions for We Can Be Heroes - Child tickets (under 14)

Tickets cost £5 per adult, £3 per child under 14 (plus booking fee). Children under 2 are free.

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