Forgotten and famous at the same time, the artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) was briefly the enfant terrible of the Edwardian art world, before ending up poor and obscure in a South London basement. Since then he has been a shadowy cult figure, better known to occultists than art historians, but now his star is rising again. Spare’s biographer Phil Baker will discuss his jinxed career, his involvement with mysticism, sorcery and surrealism, and the extensive mythologisation of his life that has taken place since his death.
The author of the acclaimed biography Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London's Lost Artist (Strange Attractor 2011), Phil Baker has also written books on absinthe, Dennis Wheatley, Samuel Beckett and William S Burroughs. He has recently edited, with Antony Clayton, the forthcoming Lord of Strange Deaths: The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer (Strange Attractor, 2015).
Join us behind the bar as the group learns to make (& drink!) four classic cocktails with a Last Tuesday Society twist!
Jun 19th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display
Mar 3rd 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair
Oct 24th 2017 - Oct 24th 2017
Private View May 9th Exhibition May-September 2017
May 9th 2017 - Sep 30th 2017
A Lecture with Jonathan Allen
Sep 12th 2017 - Sep 12th 2017
A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink
Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017
Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings
Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017
Join the reclusive Viktor Wynd on a journey into the bowels of the earth and his basement museum.
Jan 11th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017
Join Viktor Wynd, for a night of Tall Tales from The Brother's Grimm, The Arabian Nights or Ireland accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)
Jan 24th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017
Paired with Navy Strength Rum
Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017
May 16th 2017 - May 16th 2017