Check out Apocalypse Events – friends of World Zombie Day London

Hello the horde! As you know, we strive to make sure World Zombie Day is one of the best days of the year, and this does involve some costs. As your shambling undead team of organisers have none of the shiny stuff (it must have fallen out of our pockets when we died) we ask sponsors to help, and here are a few words from our old friends Apocalypse Events/Bunker 51 who will be joining us again this year! Thanks guys for your support!

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Award Winning Apocalypse Events offer a range of immersive experiences across London providing unique, realistic, and creative frights and delights.

We specialise in running regular events such as our AS SEEN ON TV Zombie SWAT Training and winner of 2014’s SCAR award, Zombie Blitz 1940.

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For over 10 years, our event creators have been putting together themed experiences across a range of venues featuring high end immersive scenery and scenarios. These include our sci-fi space station Laser Tag arena, which saw guests take part in an epic battle to save the galaxy; and our militarised underground nuclear Bunker 51, where we take paintball, laser tag and airsoft to another level… and of course our nationally sold zombie scare events!

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If our existing events and scenarios don’t quite cater to your needs, we will readily tailor them to your whim or work with you to create your own bespoke experience. Don’t be shy – our creative team love new projects and make the impossible happen! We’ve previously been asked to create unique, theatrical and immersive experiences for a large selection of high-profile clients – these range from game launches and PR events, to private parties and performances. Our bunker has also provided a creepy backdrop for various film & TV shows, you might have seen our Bunker 51 venue in Little Mix’s music video for Salute, The Only Way is Essex’s Christmas Special or in Channel 5’s How to Survive a Disaster Movie.

Recently our team have been helping out on some exciting projects and put on bespoke events for companies such as Sony, Virgin, Hasbro, Cineworld and much more. If you were lucky you might have run into (or away from!) some of our chained zombies moaning throughout Central London, or if you’re a real scare experience fan you might have already booked tickets for our upcoming Halloween pop-up event, Necropolis, London’s Journey of the DEAD.

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We use our gore, ghost, and ghoul expertise to create bespoke experiences, events or party.  At Apocalypse Events we’re zombie mad but our expertise is in immersing our audiences in surreal and shocking scenarios, from horrifying scare mazes to intense theatre productions. Our engrossing events cover a wide range of genres from adrenaline-fueled military themed events to nightmare inducing ghost tours. Why not join us at one of our regular events! IF you are brave enough…

Follow Apocalypse events on Facebook here and Twitter here.

Follow Bunker 51 on Facebook here and Twitter here.

Zombecca’s Zombie Cupcakes!

Why not rustle up some of these horribly delicious zombie cupcakes and sell them to your friends, family and colleagues to raise a bit of money for WZD’s charity, St.Mungos? You won’t want to eat them yourself after all – you only eat brainsss…

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Ingredients: (makes approx. 10 large cupcakes)

300g dark chocolate , broken into chunks – don’t use one with a high cocoa content

200g self-raising flour

200g light muscovado sugar , plus 3 tbsp extra

6 tbsp cocoa

150ml sunflower oil

284ml pot soured cream

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cadbury’s Flakes (or similar) to decorate


Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a 10-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Chop the chocolate into bits (a food processor is good for this). Tip in the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, 100ml soured cream, eggs, vanilla and 100ml water into a large mixing bowl. Whisk the mixture until smooth using electric beaters, then quickly stir in 100g of the chocolate bits. Divide between the 10 cases, then bake for 20 mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean (make sure you don’t poke it into a chocolate chip bit). Cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing, heat the remaining chocolate bits, soured cream and 3 tbsp sugar gently in a small saucepan. Stir until the chocolate is melted and you have a smooth icing. Chill in the fridge until firm enough to ice the cupcakes.

To decorate, crush the flakes roughly so it resembles ‘graveyard soil’ and sprinkle on top of the iced cupcakes. Make some cardboard ‘gravestones’ – you can personalise them if you like – and add some Halloween decorations, I used skeleton hands, skulls and spiders. I found a bag of these in my local pound shop!

Share your zombie recipes if you have any, happy baking!