They’re coming to get you Barbara! World Zombie Day London is BACK!

Hello darling zombies, grave-shufflers and creeping corpses! WE’RE BACK! Did you miss us?!
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The planning for World Zombie Day London 2014 is well under way and BOY OH BOY it is going to be a great one! It will take place on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 1pm, get it in your undead diaries!

The route combines some of the traditional, best-loved stops and a BRAND NEW and exciting central London starting point. It will be an urban zombie and photographers dream… the route map will be revealed as usual in the days leading up to the event. Stay tuned!

After the success of last year we are once again stopping in public areas instead of pubs to make the day more family friendly, we loved seeing all the little zombies! But never fear, there will be pubs close to all stops so if you need to stumble off for a brain smoothie you can. The map will have departure times so you can re-join the horde for the next shuffle.

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For over 18 year old undead party heads we have a legendary end party to make sure the day ends on a high! Grab your tickets now, there are limited numbers and there may not be any on sale on the day. After a day of shuffling groaning and crawling through the streets of London we will head to 100 Club on Oxford Street… where we have ZOMBINA AND THE SKELETONES to entertain you, along with Gravedale High and Anarchistwood! More acts will be announced!
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We are still on the lookout for sponsors! Have a look here for more information and sponsor perks!

Click here to register for the event and to buy your tickets! ONLY £7 with profits going to St Mungos. With such a fantastic line-up we expect them to sell out really quickly so get ‘em while they’re hot!

Remember that World Zombie Day is not just about having fun with the undead horde, it is to raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity St Mungos Broadway, who do amazing work helping homeless people. If you’re coming along to the event please donate what you can, and consider joining Team Zombie and getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!

Lastly, remember to join the Facebook event and follow us on Twitter for updates…

ROLL ON OCTOBER!

World Zombie Day Seeking Sponsors

The WZD team are plotting another after-life party and are pleased to bring you none other than Zombina and the Skeltones amongst others… BUT we need some help!

Sponsors Needed

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse party, in central London on 11th October 2014. There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

World Zombie Day Seeking Sponsors

The WZD team are plotting another after-life party and are pleased to bring you none other than Zombina and the Skeltones amongst others… BUT we need some help!

Sponsors Needed

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse party, in central London on 11th October 2014. There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

Coming to World Zombie Day? READ THIS!

Welcome the horde!

Here is a checklist of things you need to know/do if you want to have the best time you possibly can on the day:

1) REGISTER for free on the Eventbrite page so you get emailed the map. And then PRINT OUT YOUR MAPS. IF YOU HAVE NO MAP WE WILL IGNORE YOU. Seriously guys, there are very few of us organisers/stewards are 2000ish of you and explaining the stops and directions gets very boring after a while…. Plus if we have had a few pints of brain juice we may just send you the wrong way (this has happened).

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2) Remember as well as being an amazing day we are aiming to raise money for charity! Hackney Food Bank will be there to collect your food donations, and proceeds from the end party are going to St Mungos. You can also get your friends, family and people on the bus who ask what you’re doing to text  and donate! Text the code BRNZ69 and your donation amount (£3, £5 or £10) to 70070. One person chosen at random who donates will win two tickets to the bloody brilliant WWII ZOMBIE BLITZ 1940, Value £65 each Full Value £130!

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3) If you want to come to the amazing Afterlife Party we are throwing which is chock-a-block with amazing bands and DJs please get a ticketttttt NOW before they run out. Only £5 with profits going to St Mungos! You can get them on the same page as the registration (so you get the MAP)

4) PLEASE READ and STICK to the Zombie Code of Conduct. That means no threatening behaviour, no littering, destruction or damage of property or any other illegal behaviour or OTT silliness. The police and the press will be watching us and we want to make a good impression and keep the event running in the years to come! The organisers will not be held responsible for your actions!

5) GET MAP PRINT MAP BRING MAP

6) On that note: STRICTLY NO ILLEGAL DRUGS are permitted and no alcohol for under 18’s. Police will be called if this rule is broken. Please bring ID if you are old enough to drink and will be stopping by any pubs, and be understanding if you are refused entry  – it means your zombie makeup is amazeballs.

7) PRINT YOUR MAP AND BRING IT WITH YOU

8) As you will see on the map, this year the set stops are not at pubs. I KNOW… shock horror! NO PUBS?! Don’t worry… the reason we have done this is because now attendance numbers are too high for everyone to fit in one pub, so we will gather in large public areas. If you wish to wander to a pub and come back you are free to do so! The stopping and leaving times are on the map. Which you are going to print and bring, right?!

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9) We love the police, and they kind of like us. We make them chuckle with our crazy zombie antics and so far they have allowed us to carry on our event every year unhindered. SO when they say NO FAKE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND no matter what bright colour/how plastic looking, we will listen to them. Won’t we?!

10) It is London, it is October. Please try to incorporate some kind of warm/weatherproof clothing into your costume. Nothing worse than post-WZD sniffles. Also zombies love comfy shoes. There will be a fair bit of walking and standing around.

11) We all love WZD and always have such great memories and photos after the event. Please share yours by using the hashtag  #WZD2013. Add the London postcode you are at and you will be added to Mapocalyp.se!

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Finally, we would like to thank you for being a part of the best day of the year! It is all your support, enthusiasm and excitement that keeps the event coming back bigger and better each year and that keeps us going as organisers. It is fantastic to see familiar faces and the effort that goes into the scary/amazing/hilarious costumes and makeup you all come up with. So, cheers. London zombies are world class. SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

MEAT and Greet your fellow Zombies!

In association with SCI-FI-LONDON, World Zombie Day: London has arranged a special “Meat N Greet” event.

On Friday 11th from 6pm, join us in the bar at the Stratford Picturehouse for some very bloody Sangria, nasty nibbles and tunes from DJ Mermaid.

The event will give you a chance to meet fellow zombies the night before the big day. The organisers of World Zombie Day will also be saying a big ‘Thank you” to all their fundraisers.

HIIIIIII!

HIIIIIII!

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The event is free to anyone who comes dressed as a zombie, has an invite from the WZD organisers or has a ticket for the two zombie films we are screening that night – THE BATTERY or BATTLE OF THE DAMNED.

All the money we raise for St Mungo’s will help improve the lives of homeless people for good. St. Mungo’s has been helping homeless people in and around the London area since 1969. We kindly ask that you raise at least £30 or purchase ticket for the films if you wish to come to this event.

Start fundraising now:

Step 1: Click Join team and connect with Facebook.

Step 2: Make a new fundraising page and select St. Mungo’s as the cause you want to support. To do this, browse by country: United Kingdom first and then type in “St. Mungo’s” in the search box. Click on the St. Mungo’s logo.

Step 3: Select ‘organised event’ and choose World Zombie Day: London 2013. When it asks “Is your charity contributing to the cost of your fundraising?” please select “No”.

Step 4: Edit your page as you wish and start asking your friends and family to sponsor you this World Zombie Day

For more info go to: SCI-FI-LONDON 

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After-Life Party tickets now on sale!

The highly anticipated annual event, World Zombie Day: London, attracts thousands of zombies each year to groan and shamble through Central London in aid of the charity St. Mungo’s. The zombie horde will gather at an undisclosed location then make its way around a pre-arranged route, calling at popular London landmarks. Register (for free!) here.

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The final destination will be our After-Life Party centered around the iconic British Tin Pan Alley, Denmark street. We will have several events between the Intrepid Fox, 12 bar, and the nearby church which will be the main stage. Tickets are £5; proceeds will go to St. Mungo’s. Tickets available here!


Bands:
Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show

Generation Graveyard 
Spirytus
Sci-Fi Mafia
Donkerkarnuffel
Black State Highway
Star Scream
Damn Dice

DJs:
Herman Li from Dragonforce
Ben Christo from The Sisters Of Mercy
DiscoSocks
DJ Mumin of Antichrist/Fangtasia
Andre Joyzi from Breed 77
Matt Pearce from Voodoo Six
Tiger from Black Spiders

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Please check back here for updates, sign up for the Facebook event here and follow WZD London on Twitter.

World Zombie Day London: working with Hackney Foodbank

Over the years, World Zombie Day London has evolved from a flash mob of zombie loving friends to a much loved annual event raising money for charity and smiles and screams from the London public.

The event started life in Pittsburgh in 2006 at the Monroeville Mall, where Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was filmed. It is now celebrated on the same day in cities all over the world and brings people together to help alleviate world hunger by collecting donations to food banks.

This year, as well as raising funds for St.Mungo’s charity, we are going back to World Zombie Day’s Pittsburgh roots and working with Hackney Foodbank to collect food donations for people in crisis.

In these hard times, UK food banks are being inundated with requests from families in need. In London’s Tower Hamlets alone demand has risen 82% between June and July this year.

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Hackney Foodbank provides emergency food and signposting to Hackney residents in crisis, Hackney being one of the most deprived boroughs in London. They collect, sort and store donations of food from local schools, churches, businesses and individuals, which is then distributed to people who have been identified by frontline care professionals as in need.

The lovely people from Hackney Foodbank will be joining us on World Zombie Day this year and collecting food donations along the way in their bike trailer. We would love it if each of the zombie horde would bring along something to give and do a little bit to help those in crisis!

Let’s show the world that zombies have hearts and take a bite out of World hunger!

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Here’s a list of items that you can bring along to donate. All food needs to be in date, and they are particularly keen to collect tinned meat and fish:

          Tinned Meat and fish

          Milk (UHT or powdered)

          Unrefrigerated fruit juice

          Tinned fruit (in juice)

          Tinned vegetables

          Rice (500g or 1kg bags)

          Instant coffee

          Cereals

          Jar sauces

          Instant mashed potato

          Tea bags

          Biscuits or healthy snacks

          Rice pudding (tinned)

          Toiletries

          Nappies and baby products

          Toilet Roll

          Feminine hygiene products

          Household cleaners

          Washing up liquid

We’re really looking forward to helping this fantastic cause and hope you will all pitch in! To find out more about Hackney Foodbank, or to volunteer, check their website.

Seeking Sponsors for a fabulous WZD end party…

This year, the WZD team are hoping for a rather spectacular end to the march. Some plans are already under way and will be revealed here really soon… BUT to do all we’d like we need some help!

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse street party, on Denmark Street in central London on 12th October 2013. There will be a number of venues and many brilliant live music acts and performances, exciting stuff! There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

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Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

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Seeking Sponsors for a fabulous WZD end party…

This year, the WZD team are hoping for a rather spectacular end to the march. Some plans are already under way and will be revealed here really soon… BUT to do all we’d like we need some help!

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse street party, on Denmark Street in central London on 12th October 2013. There will be a number of venues and many brilliant live music acts and performances, exciting stuff! There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

WZD2013

Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

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