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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy (Evening Session)

MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

Saturday, 8 February 2014 from 19:00 to 23:00 (GMT)

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy (Evening Session)

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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy - Evening Session

Sat February 8 2014


The term taxidermy comes from the Latin meaning ‘moving skin.' In this four hour workshop, students will learn how to skin and stuff a mouse, wire up limbs and learn the basics of preservation. Anthropomorphic is the attribution of human characteristics onto animals, nature or inanimate objects. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, donning a top hat or a tricorn, we will transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.

Your tutor: Margot Magpie

Margot Magpie is a member of the UK Guild for Taxidermists. She teaches mouse, hamster, guinea pig, bird and rabbit taxidermy across the UK, including the Last Tuesday Society in London. Her work has appeared on tour with Lana Del Rey, at the Science Museum and she has designed taxidermy fascinators for musician Amanda Palmer. She blogs about her thoughts and experiences at

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When & Where

36-40 Edge Street
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 February 2014 from 19:00 to 23:00 (GMT)

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MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff - a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers, innovators and idle dreamers; an autonomous R&D laboratory and a release valve for Manchester's creative communities.

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