Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Last Tuesday Society

Last Friday night I went up to London with me old mucker Dr. David Bramwell (seen above in his dapper brown suit), Paul Simmons and David's chum and artist, Jamie McCartney. David, me and Dave Mounfield were doing a "Catalyst Club on Tour" talk at the fantastic Last Tuesday Society in Hackney.

I thoroughly recommend that everyone should check out the building. Packed with bizarre oddities including a human skull that had allegedly been doodled on by Alastair Crowley, shrunken heads, and a mummified penis that was supposedly once owned by Oscar Wilde—it's a weird mix of the old curiosity shoppe, a Victorian freakshow, a Tim Burton film set, and a Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean comic. And the most amazing thing is that nearly everything is for sale! David picked up a lovely golden pig's snout.

The talks—David on the Damanhur time travelling community in Italy, Me on John Willie and his bondage comics and Dave on swearing—all went down very well and hopefully the Catalyst Club will be returning to The Last Tuesday Society soon.

Afterwards we were joined by the very lovely Hayley Campbell and we went for an interesting dinner where Jamie revealed his massive 4 year project to cast 360 women's genitalia for his Great Wall of Vagina! All-in-all a very bizarre and enjoyable evening!

You can hear more about the Last Tuesday Society on David's excellent radio show, The Haunted Moustache on BBC iPlayer here until 3 April. Check it out. Thanks to David for inviting me, and Suzette for being such a lovely hostess.

"Wake up" - Rage Against the Machine

1 comment:

Peter Richardson said...

Fascinating Blog. Really love the eclecticism but I'm pretty much done with all the sex and drugs now, so I'm more than pleased that you've got stuff on comics, which I can still (just about) handle.