Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture at our museum – tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil’s Botany Absinthe

Bar open at 6:30pm and lecture starts at 7pm

Hell Époque: Death-Themed Cabarets of 19th Century Paris with Vadim Kosmos

Many may have seen Eugène Atget’s 1898 famous photograph of Cabaret de L’Enfer’s (Cabaret of Hell) façade at 53 boulevard de Clichy, with its malevolent maw threatening to devour all who dared to step within its damnable interior. But how did this most macabre of cabarets originate and what went on within?

Tonight’s talk will illuminate the origins & fates of Fin de Siecle Paris’ craze for morbid drinking dens including L’Enfer’s less well known, but no less sinister, sister establishments; Le Ciel, Neants & Truands.

Vadim Kosmos

Vadim Kosmos, Emeritus Director of the Viktor Wynd Museum, is a DJ, writer & Aesthetic Consultant with a particular interest in post-war Italian & French popular culture.

For five years Vadim ran the highly popular ‘World of Kane’ blog – exploring the world of psychedelic-era fashion, art, film and music and has made many broadcast appearances on these subjects and on Italian & French Pop music and soundtrack composers.

Devil’s Botany is the UK’s first absinthe distillery, founded by Directors of The Last Tuesday Society’s Absinthe Parlour & Cocktail Bar. Celebrating spirit’s connection to art, literature & mixology, Devil’s Botany is unleashing the future of absinthe with bold expressions for the adventurous drinkers of today.

We are unable to give refunds for in person events with less than seven days notice in any circumstances

Event times: 18:30-20:30
Bar open at 18:30pm and lecture starts at 19:00