After Dark Halloween Special @ Barbican

After Dark Halloween Special @ Barbican

After Dark Halloween Special @ Barbican // October 31 // 7pm-1am // FREE

Don’t miss this top Halloween tip from To Do List!
 
They Say: A free, late-night evening of films, performances, art and music in the shadows of the Barbican foyers, in association with The Last Tuesday Society.Slip into the shadows of the Barbican foyers with an evening of film, performance, art and music.

More details here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=13898

Check out the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/459987644040282/

Frightful fun includes:

Summon the spirits in a sinister séance experience with Professor Magos he brings spirits of the netherworld back to this realm, and guesses your darkest dreams and secrets. TO BOOK FOR THE FIRST SEANCE AT 7PM EMAIL sasha@thelasttuesdaysociety.orgJAPANESE BONDAGE: Shibari performance of extremes and contrasts in the ancient art of Japanese bondage. Performed by Santiago.SILLYHOUETTE: Capture each others shadow with Simon Warner in this antique silhouette maker designed by Victorian physiognomist, J K Lavater.

PSYCHOPORTRAIT: Have your portrait taken, along with another presence – invisible to the naked eye, in Dr Tim Mitchell’s Spirit Photo Booth . Make up artist Jenny Glynn will help you get the full effect.

DARK FUN: Slip through the walls in Oskar Chmioła’s in stallation , let darkness engulf you and discover columns of lights and strange encounters.

ANIMATED HORROR: Dark, atmospheric, claustrophobic, poetic, shocking. Watch some of the darkest and most chilling animated films from the London International Animation Festival (LIAF) archive. The programme includes classics such as ‘The Cat with Hands’ – Robert Morgan, ‘The Wonder Hospital’ – Beomsik Shimbe Shim (Korea/USA) and ‘Stand Up’ – Joseph Pierce (UK) as well as several others from Poland, Chile, France, Japan and the UK.

· Polish Goth stylist Jaga Hupalo and Karolina Noinska-Fender’s video installation explores immortal beauty, gender ambiguity and solitude in fashion and art.

· Werewolves, witches, zombies and vampires – have fascinated human beings everywhere and at all times. Talks uncovering the science of the malign and supernatural curated by The Skeptic magazine and input from the Welcome Trust.

· Inspired by the fascinating and mysterious character of ‘Baba Yaga’ – a Hag who lives deep in the forest on a house which walks on chicken legs. Be mesemerised by the giant kaleidoscope as patterns are choreographed to an original soundtrack by AVIS COCKBILL & DAVID PARKER.

· Jacqueline Sobiszewski fictionalizes Nosferatu’s inherent mystery through a series of photographic images.

· Catch an impromptu dance performance, dedicated to the fading glamour of fashion, decadence and women in the spotlight. A taste of company Dante or Die’s work La Fille à la Mode.

· Jo Bannon’s “Exposure” is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. This intimate one to one performance is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.

· Haunting music from DJ Aridtrax (Vindicatrix) and DJ’s Dickie Dreams of Polish Dick 4 Dick.

· Polish playwright and poet Szczepan Orłowski reacts to Edvard Munch’s painting at the Tate Modern and muses on the vampiric lot.

· Sip decadent blood red cocktails in our lounge bar

· Dress to kill: black tie recommended

· Spine tingling Halloween torch-lit tours:
Book early for our special late night Halloween backstage torch-lit tour of the Barbican.

· Put the date in your diary: you can make a night of it and attend one of our films, theatre shows or concerts happening that evening too, such as Nosferatu and Max Richter: Vivaldi Recomposed.

Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London
In association with The Last Tuesday Society and Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Most activities are free and drop in.

 

Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.