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Drawn at the tower
The Tower of London is full of stories to discover but what if we told you that you could draw them by dimmed lights, too?
Art Macabre pops up on rooftops, at museums, and at book clubs the city over, giving you the opportunity to draw the stories brought to life before your very eyes. Models swarm around in traditional costumes, allowing you the opportunity to capture what inspires your eye, as a narrator and host guides you.
At the Tower, in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, the events are curated by a theme such as ‘After Dark Drawing’ in the winter, ‘Romance is Dead’ for Valentine’s Day, and ‘Ravens and Morbid Corvids’. These all, in some way, immerse you in the history of the Tower. For example, Ravens and Morbid Corvids will allow you to get up close to the Tower’s ravens and masters, or Romance is Dead is dedicated to the doomed love affairs of Henry the VIII.
We were fortunate enough to attend ‘Echoes and Shadows’, climbing narrow, rickety staircases, and witnessing the finest example of Norman architecture inside the Romanesque chapel of St John the Evangelist in the White Tower. Alongside live haunting vocals coming from the chapel, we moved from room to room, atmosphere to atmosphere, until settling into a night of sketching.
Mixing theatre, curiosity and drawing in such a way proves to be a totally unique arts experience. All materials and a drink included, too.
Drawn at the Tower
Tower of London
St Katharine’s & Wapping