A selection of performances, talks and events starting at 1pm. Tickets £12 (£10 conc) and includes a light lunch at the bar. (Available Menu details in ‘read more’ section). Events will last approximately 30-35 minutes, with lunch afterwards.
24th May – “Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Home Counties Horror”
How did a tiny Thames-side film company suddenly find its métier in Gothic horror and trigger an international revival of a long-dormant genre? Find out how Hammer Film Productions hit their stride and why Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, in their signature roles as Baron Frankenstein and Count Dracula, were crucial to Hammer’s success. Jonathan Rigby – Lee’s authorised biographer and also the writer of the acclaimed horror histories English Gothic, American Gothic and Euro Gothic – is the ideal guide.
31st May – “It’s Part of the Ageing Process”
Simon Acland has given talks at the Dover Street Arts Club, the Chelsea Festival and at the White Bear as well as throughout New Zealand. He rounds off this lunchtime series with stories, sad, funny, comfortable and uncomfortable, of getting old.
25th-27th May – “Scaffolding” (25th/27th) and “The Consultation” (26th)
Presented by Stephen Lloyd and Harry ter Haar, The Consulatation and Scaffolding are two new comedies dealing with egos, art and the desperaton to be a legendary artist. The two plays will also run as a double bill at 7pm on 29th May.
Wild garlic and spinach soup, garlic croutons
Crab cake, seasonal salad
Cumberland sausage sandwich, fries
Fish finger sandwich, fries
Wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough