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Last Tuesday Society

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The Last Tuesday Society is a London-based organization founded by William James at Harvard and run by artist Viktor Wynd and puts on literary and artistic events.

The Society has put on a large array of parties over the last 8 years or so, including Halloween Balls, Wyndstock, a festival at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, The Animal Party, From The Beast To The Blond - a Fairy Tale Masked Ball with Marina Warner The Orphanage Masked Ball, a Danse Macabre and 'Loss; an Evening of Exquisite Misery' and modern day version of Gunter Grass's Fictional onion cellar nightclub from The Tin Drum where guests dress in decaying beauty, chop onions and cry.

Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors was located in Mare Street Hackney and dealt in taxidermy, shrunken heads and all things odd. Viktor Wynd Fine Art was a commercial gallery where over 50 shows were curated including on Mervyn Peake Tessa Farmer Leonora Carrington and Stephen Tennant In 2014 the shop and art gallery were converted into The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History and a bar following a kickstarter campaign The Society has a long association with Hendricks Gin who have sponsored 'The Hendrick's Quarterly Seance' and seem to currently be sponsoring the exhibitions program on Alasdair Gray, Gunter Grass & Mervyn Peake.

The Society also has put on what it claims to be London's longest running lecture series with over 500 lectures in the last ten years.

References

Last Tuesday Society Wikipedia


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