Friday Late Spectacular: Wild Ones

Friday late

Drop in

This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Friday 3 February 2017

19:00-23:00

Fancy getting in touch with your wild side? Want to play with the wild ones in the woods? Are you sure…?

Spend a night in the company of the wild ones – hairy ladies, iron men, feral children and others who help us define what it means to be human by testing societal norms. Join the Crick Crack Club to explore who these wild ones are, the function they serve, our myriad reactions to them, and why these potent characters populate our stories, our psyche and our reality.

This is a special late-night event with a bar running all night. The majority of activities are drop-in, but some talks need booking in advance. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 27 January. The building might be busy and space is limited, so entry is not guaranteed. All events and performances are free.

Programme highlights

  • Talks on feral children, how 60s and 70s television turned folk myth into mainstream entertainment and how humans came to be so fearful and yet continue to be fascinated by monsters (ticketed in advance)
  • A carnival concert of chaos from Wild Company
  • Roaming, immersive processions from all-female urban tribe Haus of Sequana
  • Art Macabre’s infamous ‘death drawing’ salon
  • Fergus the Forager will serve up a fresh array of wild food
  • A performance of the traditional British seaside death and resurrection show 'Punch and Judy' by Geoff Felix
  • Fairy tales for grown-ups performed by acclaimed storytellers Ben Haggarty and Martin Shaw, including Tatterhood, Bearskin and Iron John (ticketed in advance)

The Crick Crack Club is the UK’s premier performance storytelling programmer and promoter, working with the finest performance storytellers, developing audiences, supporting artists and collaborating with venues across the UK and Europe.

All ticketed talks will be British Sign Language-interpreted. To book a place with a view of the interpreter, or if you have other accessibility requests or requirements, please email access@wellcomecollection.org or call us on 020 7611 2222.