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 Last Tuesday Society presents the first all encompassing museum to open in London since the Horniman in 1901. The Museum will present an incoherent vision of the world displayed through wonder enclosed within a tiny space, no attempt is made at classification and comprehensiveness, instead the museum focuses on the pre-enlightenment origins of the museum as Wunderkabinett – a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail. Where contemporary museumology hides 90% of a collection, attempts to educate and explain, to put the world into neat little labeled drawers dictated by an obscurantist elite establishment that has shown itself in error many time over the centuries & is obsessed with a pedantic overspecialization of so called “knowledge” that means little or nothing to anyone outside it’s narrow little field & oft discredited metanarratives this museum will merely display everything that has glittered & caught the eye of it’s founder – from rare priceless marvels of the natural and scientific worlds like Dodo Bones or speculum to the intriguing beauty of McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys, from old master etchings to prison inmates & mad women’s doodles, occultists paintings and pop art prints, the horrors and wonders of nature, two headed kittens and living coral. By placing the rare and the beautiful on the same plane as the commonplace, banal & amusing this museum seeks not to educate but to subvert, to show the world not in a grain of sand, but in a Hackney basement. The Museum has no overreaching aim beyond the theft of it’s visitors time and the hope that it will provide amusement by return & hopes to fill the vacuum between what the establishment elite believes is worthy of worship & what exists in the world.

Welcome to East London’s Most Curious Cocktail Bar! Hidden within the wonderfully strange, beautiful and bizarre world of Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities, The Last Tuesday Society provides a drinking experience like no other. With a rotating menu of eclectically curated cocktails, each drink is inspired by the marvel and oddities of our venue’s decor……..Remember to book in advance directly on http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/cafe-bar

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There are so many things todo and so many things to enjoy………..

 


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