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Zombies Take over Streets of Birmingham

Birmingham’s seventh annual Zombie Walk is set to take place in the city on August 8th 2015, with over two thousand participants expected to attend this year. In scenes reminiscent of cult-favourite Zombie films such as Night of the Living Dead, participants will dress head-to-toe in shredded garb and bloody make-up, all in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The event first ran in 2009, and has grown in popularity year after year. The Zombie Walk is the brainchild of Sutton Coldfield resident and zombie fanatic Jamie Chapman. This year, Mr Chapman and the other organisers are intending to raise over £15,000 for their charity,

Food stalls will be set up along the route, selling quirky creations such as ‘Monster Cupcakes’and Blood Milkshakes’, with proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital.

In its life on the city’s events calendar, the Walk has grown to showcase highlights including a zombie games, best dressed zombie competition, a huge costume and make-up party; and has consistently been supported by local organisations and businesses.

Zombie films have seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last decade or so, with movies such as Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland cleaning up at the box office.

The organisers of the Birmingham Zombie Walk also hold various other zombie-themed events throughout the year, which all raise money for other local charities such as St Basil’s, an organisation who help to prevent youth homelessness across the city.

Tickets for participants start at £5, and include options for basic or premium make-up packages. Book now on the official website.

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