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Friday Late - The May Fayre at Handel & Hendrix In London

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For this May's Museums at Night, we're celebrating the annual fortnight-long festival that gave Mayfair it's name. Part of this October's Museums at Night, we have an evening of live music, performances and interactive activities to celebrate a forgotten part of London's history. On the first floor, in Handel's Music Room, Baroque musicians Charles MacDougall (tenor) and Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord) will reveal a narrative celebrating the coming of Spring using some of Handel's greatest operatic pieces. On the second floor, Handel's bedroom - the room where the great composer died in 1759 - will be taken over by Art Macabre. Try your hand at life drawing with Art Macabre. Injecting a lethal dose of theatricality into sketching, Art Macabre will present an eccentric tableaux to inspire your sketches. Inspired by accounts of the May Fayre's 'beheading of puppets', sketch curious characters and macabre marionettes to be found at the fair. Ghostly shadows of the May Fayre's most strange and surreal entertainments. Up on the third floor, where Hendrix lived in 1969, English folk songstress Olivia Chaney will perform a very special acoustic set in Jimi's bedroom. All of this, plus some surprise performances and drinks at our pop-up bar.

Venue Details & Map

Handel & Hendrix in London

25 Brook Street
+44 (0)20 7495 1685
Public transport:
From Bond Street station follow South Molton Street down to Brook Street. Handel House is at No. 25 Brook Street. Entrance is round the back in Lancashire Court.

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