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  • Keen cyclists can celebrate Halloween while pedalling furiously round Herne Hill Velodrome next month.

    On Saturday October 30th, the south London venue is set to host Rollapaluza's Muddy Hell, a full programme of night-time off-road racing with a Halloween twist.

    Riders will compete in a range of age groups across the novice, MTB, single speed and fixed-wheel categories, with Halloween fancy dress encouraged for all participants.

    With a prize fund worth £1,000, as well as a barbeque and bar for non-riders, the event looks set to attract

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  • A teacher has revealed how he brings the history of art to life - by wearing historical fancy dress.

    Neil McGregor, who works for Doncaster Council's museums service, told the South Yorkshire Star he often dresses up as the artists featured within his lessons, as it helps the pupils to remember things.

    "In the past I've dressed up as Van Gogh, Monet and Turner," he commented.

    This summer's theme is the impressionist Edgar Degas, which requires a Mr Benn-style bowler hat and suit as well as a beard.

    However, Mr

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  • If you're tired on dressing up as a witch with a bin-liner cape every October 31st, then you should look to popular culture for inspiration for your Halloween fancy dress this year.

    The US is big on celebrations for this festival and trends are already emerging for 2010, fancy dress expert Melissa Sprich told

    She said - perhaps as expected - there is still lots of Twilight and other vampire fancy dress around, as well as plenty of retro costumes harking back to the '60s.

    Meanwhile, the '80s are also making a comeback for

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