Robin Ironside: Portrait of a Neo-Romantic Visionary
Robin Ironside (1912 - 1965) became No. 2 at the Tate Gallery during the war under Sir John Rothenstein, but later gave it all up to become a painter. Thin, starving, dressed always in black and addicted to Dr. Collis Brown's Chlorodyne, an opium-based medicine, he painted the most extraordinary pictures. He described them as peopled by charcters "under the spell of some charming but vaguely dreaded hallucination". He was a fascinating conversationalist, and also wrote extensively for Horizon magazine - he coined the term Neo-Romantic - , and virtually single-handedly resurrected interest in a style of painting that had long gone out of fashion, The Pre-Raphaelites.
Virginia Ironside is Robin Ironside's niece. She has worked for forty years as an agony aunt with regular columns at present in the Independent and the Oldie; she has also written fifteen books. She is currently touring with her one-woman show Growing Old Discracefully and working on her next book.
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