Halloween Friday Late
In association with Sabat Magazine, we bring you a Halloween event inspired by the supernatural stories of these two historic houses.
Part of this October’s Museums at Night, we have an evening of live music, performances and interactive activities to celebrate the darker sides of the lives and music of Handel & Hendrix.
On the first floor, in Handel’s Music Room, a narrative will unfold from performances of some of Handel’s more otherworldly operatic pieces. An extra level of mystery is added with the knowledge that before opening to the public in 2001, Handel House organised an exorcism to be carried out by a local priest after volunteers and members of staff felt a presence in these 18th century rooms.
On the second floor, Handel’s bedroom – the room where the great composer died in 1759 – will be taken over by the Art Macabre.
London’s purveyors of life drawing with a theatrical twist invite you to sketch visions from Handel’s dreams and nightmares conjured up within his bedroom. Capture in pencil a duo of Georgian ghosts at this dark drop-in drawing salon and create a unique memento to take home.
Up on the third floor, where Hendrix lived in 1969, visitors will have the opportunity to feel the spirit of Jimi back in 23 Brook Street for an evening. We will be playing vinyl from Hendrix’s record collection and there will be surprise live performances through the night.
All of this, plus special Halloween cocktails at our pop-up bar.
£15 (early bird) £20
Sabat fuses witchcraft and feminism, ancient archetypes and instant art. Inspired by the #witchesofinstagram, it’s become a cult magazine for anyone carrying a nascent sorceress. Through three lenses – the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone – we have explored what the darkly feminine can conjure in the modern woman.
“Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter. ” Time Out London
From the Cutty Sark to Wilderness Festival, Tower of London to Tate Modern, Art Macabre have been injecting a lethal dose of theatricality into life drawing for the past 7 years. Founded in 2010 and directed by events producer Nikki Shaill, over the past seven years Art Macabre has inspired thousands of participants to pick up a pencil and explore the darker side of arts. Imaginative themes, diverse models and subjects, unique locations and cultural collaborators set Art Macabre apart from your average life drawing experience.
Based in Hackney, Art Macabre run events, exhibitions and workshops across the UK and beyond. From regular weekly weekend workshops in East London basement bars, to monthly collaborations with the UK’s top museums, galleries and heritage institutions’ Late events, or special after-dark events in Victorian cemeteries, crypts or summer festival fields.
Museums at Night is an opportunity for museums and galleries to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media. It’s a social experience, where visitors can get involved, delve deeper into fascinating subjects and perhaps enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.
When: 27th Oct 2017 at 19:00