Showing posts with label Victorian London. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victorian London. Show all posts

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Last Tuesday Society Shop

Taxidermy was quite popular in the Victorian period.  The Victorians were fascinating with collecting stylish clutter. At The Last Tuesdays Society's Shop and Museum, you can unleash your inner gothic Victorian, and can collect all sorts of curiosities.

Photo of Victor Wynd in front of his shop

 Victor Wynd, Director of  The Last Tuesday Society, oversees the events at the Masked Balls, owns and runs The Little Shop of Horrors in Bethnal Green.

The shop of curiosities sells:
 "A wide variety of curiosities and oddities [...] from human fetuses to shrunken heads, chocolate anuses, carniverous plants, orchids and mutated teddy bears, not to mention a fine selection of speciality teas, broken children’s toys and dead plants."

In the Shops discover all kinds of medicinae, zoology , naturalia, osteology (study of bones), entomology ( study of butterflies). In the zoology department you can see all sorts of dead stuffed animals, including a monkey. LondonAntique Taxidermy, Victorian Taxidermy , Contemporary Taxidermy, including Stuffed Birds and Stuffed Animals, Game Heads, Trophy Horns,Skulls and Skeletons, Pickled Specimens,Curiosities,Glass Domes, Cases, Collector's Cabinets.

An Array of Beautiful Butterfly Species at the Shop. Endomology- the study of Butterflies.

Everything is for sell if your interested.

The shop is dedicated to all sorts of weird science and there is a charge to the Museum.

The Little Shop of Horrors Holds a Lecture Series . There you will find classes such as  HENDRICK'S QUARTERLY SEANCE with Richard Wiseman. " Why let Death get in the way of a good conversation."

Enjoy !

Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors & Museum.
11 Mare Street
Hackney, London E8 4RP
 and is currently open 12-6pm, Friday to Sunday.

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

The Last Tuesday Society in London

The Last Tuesday Society The Last Tuesday Society is a pataphysical organization founded by William James at Harvard in the 1870s and presently run by The Chancellor, Mr.Viktor Wynd with the aid of The Fellows of The Society. It is devoted to exploring and furthering the esoteric, literary and artistic aspects of life in London and beyond.

The Last Tuesday Society attempts to recreate the decadence and naughtiness of the 19th century.

Typical Glamourous Debauchery and lots of drinking.

Suzette's Cheese Board.

Most their Mask Balls are from the Victorian era, however, they do mix things up. This Ball was the Renaissance Ball held on January 29, 2010, complete with regaled in authentic comstumes, mask and Renaissance attitude.

Unfortunately, my flight back to the USA was on February 2, 2010, I was running around like a mad to try and prepare for my big move back across the pond. I barely had time to eat, so of course,  didn't make it. There's always tomorrow to make dreams come true.In fact, I discovered that there is annual Edwardian party that takes place every Janaury in San Francisco. And, now Los Angeles has there own Last Tuesday Society. It's a big world that we live in, and the more you travel, the more you realize we are all the same.

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More in Sabrina's London Diaries:
-The Last Tuesday Society
-Esoteric London
-Ghosts in London
-Harry Potter 's London

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