Bohemian Paris Lates at The Courtauld Gallery, London. Thursday 3 July and 14 August 2014, 6-9pm.
Join The Courtauld Gallery for a night of curiosity and spectacle as the excitement of Bohemian Paris in the 1890s is brought to life. Enjoy works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Manet, as well as:
· Pop-up performance inspired by the Folies-Bergère including contortion by Pixie Le Knot as well as Parisienne Burlesque and Fandance by Tempest Rose of House of Burlesque;
· Live music from the era – we recreate the sounds of the Parisian boulevards with the songs and street music of the Belle Epoque, and musettes by Jacques Brel and
Edith Piaf played by Martina Schwartz on accordion;
· The Absinthe Den – the green fairy of the Moulin Rouge comes to The Courtauld. Join us in the Absinthe Den for a historic tipple and talk about this controversial drink;
· Craft workshop – get creative and make yourself a dapper adornment with the help of craft aficionado Fran Herrick;
· Photo booth – strike a pose in our recreation of the Bar from Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère;
· Talks – discover more about the works of prominent artists from Bohemian Paris including Edouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Amedeo Modigliani;
· Dress up as a Parisian bohemian and get in for FREE!
**These Lates accompany the Summer Showcase Bruegel to Freud: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery, on view from 19 June to 21 September 2014. The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The second in the Summer Showcase series provides visitors with an introduction to the largest, but least known, part of the Gallery’s outstanding collection – its holding of prints. This selection of some thirty particularly remarkable and intriguing examples spans more than 500 years and encompasses a variety of printmaking techniques.