Horlicks and Armageddon - revealing Britain’s secret nuclear survivalists/ Sarah Angliss

In 1980s Britain, when most people feared Armageddon, a small band of self-styled nuclear survivalists were preparing for it with relish, treating it just like an extended, underground caravanning holiday. They built private shelters and fitted them out as luxuriously as space, budgets and gamma rays would allow.

DETAILS

May 12th 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare Street, E84RP

£10

£5 concessions

 

including admission to the museum

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Horlicks and Armageddon - revealing Britain’s secret nuclear survivalists/ Sarah Angliss

 

In 1980s Britain, when most people feared Armageddon, a small band of self-styled nuclear survivalists were preparing for it with relish, treating it just like an extended, underground caravanning holiday. They built private shelters and fitted them out as luxuriously as space, budgets and gamma rays would allow. Sarah Angliss digs into the archives to reveal the secret lives of Britain’s nuclear survivalists. She also uncovers what the government had in store for those of us who weren’t so well prepared.

 

Biography (feel free to chop this down)

 

Sarah Angliss is a composer and roboticist who also has a life long fascination with the British experience of the Cold War. She’s known for her highly original take on the social history of technology - her diverse research topics include ventriloquism and the uncanny; trained birds as domestic sound recorders; clog dancing as 19th-century techno; infrasonics and attitudes to the first drum machines and samplers. She’s appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in Off the Page, DConstruct, Greenman and Port Eliot festivals and been published by The Wire, the Science Museum and Smithsonian. When Sarah’s not delving into the archives, she composes and performs music for stage, theatre and film. She’s recently been commissioned by the BFI and the National Theatre and been a guest artist on Ghostbox Records.