RECENT PAST EVENTS:
UPCOMING JUNE/JULY 2014
SAT 7 JUNE GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: WEST AFRICA @ The Book Club, Shoreditch
FRI 13 JUNE MALEFICENT! FRIDAY THE 13TH @ the Chapel behind Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green
TUES 17 JUNE 1984: ORWELL DYSTOPIA @ Cass Art, Islington
SAT 21 JUNE afternoon GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: CELTS @ The Book Club, Shoreditch
SAT 21 JUNE & SUN 22 JUNE ALSO FESTIVAL – superheroes family friendly drawing & Solstice themed adults only drawing salon on the theme of SPEED
SAT 21 JUNE evening ROYAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FETE
TUES 11 FEBRUARY – ROMANCE IS DEAD, VALENTINE’S SPECIAL @ Hackney Attic
FRI 14 FEBRUARY – ART MACABRE DEATH DRAWING @ THE LAST TUESDAY SOCIETY’S VALENTINE’S MASKED BALL OF THE FULL MOON @ The Coronet
SUN 16 FEBRUARY – KISS OF THE VAMPIRE, VAMPIRES SPECIAL @ The Star by Hackney Downs
TUES 18 FEBRUARY – PUNK IS DEAD – MORTE COUTURE, LONDON FASHION WEEK inspired event @ Cass Art, Islington
TUES 21 JAN – HORSES- CHINESE NEW YEAR special @ Cass Art, Kingston
TUES 14 JAN – DANCE OF DEATH @ Cass Art, Islington
SUN 19 JAN – TAROT @ The Star by Hackney Downs, Hackney
TUES 26 NOV – CHILLED TO THE BONE: WINTER SPECIAL @ Cass Art, Kingston upon Thames
SUN 8 DEC – ART MACABRE’s MURDER MYSTERY DRAWING ROOM @ BUST Christmas Craftacular, York Hall – TICKETS HERE
TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER- ART MACABRE AT CURIOUS CONGRESS: OLD OPERATING THEATRE
SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER: CIRCUS OF SKELETONS @ THE STAR BY HACKNEY DOWNS, HACKNEY
FRI 13- SUN 15 SEPTEMBER – SALON LONDON @ FESTIVAL No.6, PORTMERION T
TUES 17 SEPTEMBER- MORTE COUTURE:FASHION SPECIAL @ CASS ART
SATURDAY AUG & SUNDAY 4 AUGUST – CIRCUS MAXIMUS with SALON LONDON @ STANDON CALLING, HEREFORDSHIRE
TUESDAY 6 AUGUST – CIRCUS OF SKELETONS FAMILY PORTRAIT @ CASS ART, ISLINGTON
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST – JAMESON’S SUNDAY SENSES “SMELL” with Odette Toilette, 3.30-6pm @ DALSTON ROOF GARDEN.
TUESDAY 02 APRIL 2013 – HOT CROSS BUNNY BOILERS! Easter Special TUESDAY 28 MAY 2013 – DEATH OF A SUPERHERO
THURS 1 NOVEMBER 2012 Art Macabre at Salon London, ‘Out of the Shadows’ @ Foyle’s Cafe and Foyer, Charing Cross
TUES 13 NOVEMBER 2012 BLACK MAGIC @ Cass Art, Islington A
TUES 18 DECEMBER 2012 SANTA GOLD! Art Macabre’s Festive Special @ Cass Art, Islington 7.30pm doors, 8-10pm salon Sketch a sumptuous feast of glittering gold gods and goddesses, as we take inspiration from the myth of Midas and turn everything to gold. Ahead of the festive season, we explore the dangers of gluttony, greed and unearthly desires through looking at the power of gold in a blingtastic, dazzling seasonal special. Join us for the last salon of 2012.
19 JUNE, 8-10pm @ CASS ART, ISLINGTON – SOLD OUT VOODOO QUEENS Want to get your lover back? First, you’ll need a lock of their hair… Join London’s only death drawing salon for a macabre carnival of masquerade, magic and voodoo hoodoo. Conjuring up the spirit of New Orleans, the salon will feature nude and costumed characters, including the legendary Voodoo Queen performing her ritualistic dance with death. Create original sketches, as we try to trace the twisted roots of folklore, zombies and gris-gris back to Africa via Creole. Plus enjoy a macabre Mardi Gras, smokey jazz inspired soundtrack and carnival treats as you draw the gore.
TUES 6 MARCH DEATH BECOMES HER @ CASS ART Join us to celebrate the indomitable power and strength of women, ahead of International Women’s Day later that week, at a special salon. Featuring fierce femmes, real life roller derby players and their awesome alter-egos. Depict these wonder women in super-hero style and help create a giant comic strip
DEATH’S A BEACH TUES 10 JULY @ CASS ART, ISLINGTON Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Let Art Macabre Drawing Salons whisk you away on a jaunt to the most ghostly of coastal adventures with our Great British Summer holiday special! Delight in the pleasure (and pain) of the beach, as we invite you to join us at the end-of-the pier for fearful frolics in the sand, cruel summer celebrations and nautical naughtiness. Escape the city blues and draw vintage bathing beauties and gore on the seashore galore. Indulge in traditional holiday sweet treats with a twist, from experimental candy floss to ice cream cakes to make you scream! Plus a tropical summer soundtrack to draw to…
3-5 AUGUST – PLAYGROUP FESTIVAL @ Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells & 14 AUGUST – CASS ART, Islington, London REVENGE OF THE REJECTED TOYS We’re heading back to one of our favourite festivals this year with the tantastilising terrifying theme of TOYS, to once again be part of the Cabaret/Arts/Performance tent which is this year curated by our friends Animal Mineral Vegatable. More info to follow, but get your festival tix now, tell your friends, and start planning your creepy decapitated dolls head, teddy of terror and puppet outfits! http://www.playgroupfestival.com/ PLUS Preview the TOYS theme at August’s Cass Art edition of the Salon!
TUES 3 APRIL DEATH BY CHOCOLATE @ CASS ART Last year we had such fun with models feasting on chocolate fountains, that we decided to go back for a greedy second helping of this cake-fight Easter theme. Indulge your senses with a deluxe selection of models, posing both nude and costumed, in a twisted Willy Wonka-esque wonderland of sweet treats. Try painting with chocolate and Love & Cake will be on hand to provide tasty chocolate cakes, brownies and other treats to eat.
TUES 13 SEPT INTO THE FOREST @ CASS ART Dare to venture into the depths of the forest and discover the wilder side of nature. As darkness falls, a macabre menagerie of creepy woodland creatures come out to play. Featuring crafty foxes, ravenous ravens and bad-ass badgers. Witness the revenge of Bambi, as the hunter becomes the hunted, plus woodland-inspired words, music and poetry.
TUES 11 OCT DEAD CLEVER: SCHOOLS OF SKULLS @ CASS ART PART OF THE BIG DRAW Report to the demon headmaster’s office and take part in the deadliest of detentions. Take your seat in an art class with a difference and get ready for drawing exercises, beastly bullies and terrifying teachers. Don’t forget to bring along your homework (a skull-faced self-portrait). There’ll be rewards for star pupils!
MON 24 OCT DEATH MATCH: LUCHE LIBRE SPECIAL! @ RESISTANCE GALLERY PART OF THE BIG DRAW It’s a fight to the death as we go all Lucha Libre on your sorry asses…We’ve been wanting to do this for a while and we’ll be invading Resistance Gallery’s wrestling ring for a special salon of slamming, writhing, spandex-clad power posing action. Not to be missed! Limber up luchadors…Bar available.
TUES 1 NOV DOCTOR DEATH- HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA @ ELECTROWORKS, ISLINGTON (extended party til 11pm) More details to follow! There shall be blood shed, macabre medical moments and gore galore. Come for drawing, dancing, DJs, drinking, dressing up and dancing at our special Halloween celebration!
TUES 8 NOV DAY OF THE DEAD: VIVA MEXICO! @ Cass Art Exploring the traditions and rituals of Dia de los Muertos, join us to celebrate the living and the dead at a distinctively Mexican flavoured salon. Shrines and altars, sugar skull faced characters and colourful costumes. Indulge in sweet treats and chilli hot chocolate, as the heat and drama of Mexico comes to Cass Art.
14 – FRI 17 DEC RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES @ CRICK CRACK CLUB, BARGEHOUSE, BANKSIDE We’ll be part of a series of Christmas events taking place at Crick Crack Club.
TUES 7 FEB DEATHLY DICKENS: TILL DEATH US DO PART On the 250th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, join Art Macabre Drawing Salons to explore and celebrate Dickens’ particularly dark portrayals of love and relationships. From bad romance to bleak bridezillas, Great Expectations to Oliver, draw characters as you listen to literary delights. Explore the complexities of the human heart at this pre-Valentine’s Victorian special edition
31 July DEATH IN THE GARDEN: Wild Creatures & Poisoned Plants! @ Urban Physic Garden, Bankside 5- 7 Aug
PLAYGROUP FESTIVAL, Tunbridge Wells 14 Aug
SCARY TALES Twisted fairytales storytelling special (Tour de Force theatre) Jan 11 2011
ART IS DEAD – the launch event (NOTE: NOT 17th as it says below) @ The Victoria, E3
Feb 15 2011 ROMANCE IS DEAD – Anti-Valentine’s special @ The Victoria, E3 Mar 15
2011 DANCE OF DEATH – Danse Macabre @ The Victoria E3 Apr 5 2011
SPECIAL JAPAN FUNDRAISER EVENT- Knot for Profit! featuring Japanese rope bondage tied models and live music @ Islington Metalworks
Apr 21 DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
May 17 ART MACABRE DRAWING SALONS relaunch…DEATH OF A CLOWN- the circus comes to town featuring burlesque clown DOTT COTTON @ THE OLD BOYS CLUB, Boleyn Road, Dalston N16 (behind Gillett Square)
May 31 DEATH AT SEA: LAUNCH @ NEW VENUE- CASS ART,flagship store, Colebrooke Row, Islington N1
June 10 POP UP MINI-SALON @ RUMPUS BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA (from 10-11pm as part of this event @ Electroworks, Islington)
June 14 KISS OF DEATH: Murder Mystery, Film Noir special @ CASS ART
June 25 DEATH IN THE GARDEN: Poisoned Plants, outdoor event @ URBAN PHYSIC GARDEN, BANKSIDE, 1-3pm (free, drop in)
June 28 DROP DEAD GORGEOUS: MISS UNDERWORLD 2011 Beauty Pageant special @ CASS ART
July 3 LADYFEST PARIS, part of art expo and leading workshop on ‘Le Body/Le Corps’ @ Le Comptoir General, Paris