7.00pm – 8.00pm (Doors: 6.30pm)
The shape-shifting narrative of the use of medical ointments in the history of Europe stands as a parable for today's war on drugs and the societal suppression of women's rights. Raymond Salvatore Harmon explores the history of ointments and unguents used in folk medicine from the late Greco-Roman period to the modern day via the historic documentation surrounding this ancient form of drug use. From its early shamanistic role in Europe, through its common use in post Roman times, to its survival in contemporary witchcraft practices Harmon traces the outline of ointments intended to transform, to transfix, and to transport the user.
From wild drug orgies to common medical treatments the witches ointment is a little understood and yet fascinating barometer of the cultural acceptance and disapproval of the use of certain drugs throughout history. Harmon outlines the specific herbs used, their active chemical components, and the forms of preparation required, cutting through the superstition to the marrow of actual practical use throughout the past two millennia.
Raymond Salvatore Harmon is a painter, naturalist, and folklorist living in London.
His 2009 London Equinox Festival is credited by the New York Times as being "the catalyst for the 21st occult revival".
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 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