ART MACABRE'S SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: Spine Chillers
Friday, 6 December 2013 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
ART MACABRE DEATH DRAWING SALONS PRESENTS...
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS - SPINE CHILLERS!
@ BARTS PATHOLOGY MUSEUM with DON'T GO INTO THE CELLAR!
Take part in an Art Macabre Death Drawing salon with a difference in the lead up to Christmas. Within the unique setting of Barts Pathology Museum (housing over 5000 medical specimens to be viewed and sketched), enjoy an evening of death drawing, spine chilling Victorian ghost stories, mulled wine and mince pies- all in the presence of skulls, skeletons and specimens galore!
Featuring storytelling performance by Jonathan Goodwin, from Don't Go Into the Cellar! The British Empire's finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana. Building on the tradition of the Christmas ghost story, listen to classic spine chilling tales from writers such as Charles Dickens and MR James. Create your own unique illustrations to the stories, as Art Macabre models pose nude and costumed, portraying the characters within the tales to be told in a series of theatrical themed tableaux.
Warm up with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as you enjoy the rare opportunity to view the specimens within the pathological pots housed on the ground floor of the Grade II listed Barts Pathology Museum- each with their own curious tale to tell. The museum is closed to the general public, so this event offers a precious chance to view the collection up close and sketch its specimens- allowing you to create some truly unique Christmas cards from your drawings, perhaps?
Tickets £20 (plus booking fee) or £25 on the door. Price includes entry to the museum, storytelling performance, drawing materials provided thanks to Cass Art (pens, paper, charcoal- bring along paper/sketchpad), a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Over 18s only.
Doors from 6.30pm to view the museum collection, Drawing Salon and Stories from 7-9pm.
www.cassart.co.uk - our sponsors of art supplies
When & Where
Art Macabre present Death Drawing salons, injecting a lethal dose of curiosity and theatricality into life drawing events. Named one of the top 21 fun things to do in London by Lonely Planet, Art Macabre resurrects the joy of drawing with extra gore. We invite you to grab an artistic weapon of choice and come make some killer marks with us. At each event, a different deadly theme will be explored through the nude human form, costume, narrative, props and themed music playlists.