Gallery: Taxidermy and Tea with The Robin Collective
On Saturday I got into the Halloween spirit with a rather ghoulish outing in Hackney. But rather than attacking a bottle of gin while wearing a vampire costume and listening to the Monster Mash on repeat, I was at the Tour de Force Theatre for an afternoon of tea and taxidermy thanks to The Robin Collective.
Health and safety restrictions meant only the taxidermist, Amanda of Amanda’s Autopsies, would be doing any slicing and dicing but visitors could get a good (sometimes too good for the squeamish) view of the action as Amanda talked us through stuffing a dead rat. It was surprisingly non-gory and very interesting, plus the balloons containing Victoria sponge flavoured air gave the whole thing a rather pleasant vanilla aroma.
For a selection of pictures from the event just check out the slideshow below. Be warned, they might not be suitable for everyone though…