Town centre traders BID for stardom in a frightfully fun Halloween video

A NEW promotional short film has been released by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Business Improvement District in time for October’s spooky season.

The Business Improvement District (BID), the town centre promotional company that is paid for by local firms via an annual levy attached to their business rates, released the video via YouTube last week (October 20).

It was filmed by local videographer Simon Cossons, a resident of Camden Road.

In the film, visitors and residents are greeted by Sleeping Beauty villain ‘Maleficent’ roaming The Pantiles; The Phantom of the Opera playing to the death in a piano showroom; and the Demon Barber of the High Street.

Businesses that are in the video include Good&Green, HiTech Aesthetics, James|Munro hairdressers, Brittens Music, The Green Duck Emporium, Stampede, TN1 Bar and Kitchen, The Body Shop, Office Tribe, Glass by Claudia, Bubba & Me and Larratt & Co Butchers, while kooky characters also visit Calverley Grounds and The Pantiles.

Sarah-Jane Adams, BID Director, said of the film: “It’s that time of year when unusual creatures are coming out of the shadows, and we managed to capture some of the sightings in our tongue-in-cheek promotional video.

“Our seasonal short films usually attract lots of views, and we hope that residents and guests to the town are enjoying these fun ways to get to know the faces behind their town centre businesses. Watch it if you dare!”

RTW Together, which runs the local BID, is now planning for its Christmas advert ‘A Very Royal Christmas’.

To watch the film, search YouTube for Royal Tunbridge Wells Together BID or visit:

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