A special Halloween pop-up bar is to open tomorrow (Wednesday) at Nottingham’s Council House.

The aim of the event, held between 5pm and 7.30pm, is to make the iconic civic building accessible to more people. Thousands walk past the Old Market Square landmark every day and Nottingham City Council is hoping to encourage more visitors to stop and take a look inside.

Tomorrow’s pop-up bar will be the first of a number of future events where the public will be able to step inside the Council House, which is nearly 100 years old.

This will include a festive bar on Friday 7 December from 4pm to 7pm, and again on Saturday 8 December from noon to 6pm to coincide with the annual carol singing on the steps outside.

There are also plans to operate a bar on the evenings of the 15th, 16th and 17th November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

The Halloween bar, situated in the dining room on the first floor, will have spooky decorations and staff in fancy dress serving drinks. It will sell wine, Prosecco, beer and soft drinks and will be cash-only.

Those coming into Nottingham tonight, particularly those in fancy dress, are welcome to pop in for a drink and spend time inside of the Council House. The outside of the building will be lit up pumpkin-orange to mark the occasion.

Anyone interested in holding events and weddings at the Council House, or to make suggestions for potential future activities at the venue, is asked to call 0115 876 5657 or email CouncilHouse.Events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk