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Books of blood: objects lost and found

23 November, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This gruesome ‘show and tell’ workshop will see images of mysterious, unique, and bloody objects lost in the Science Museum’s archives uncovered in a way that enables the curious history of each piece, and its relationship to blood and the body, to be sensationally recovered or found. Participants will be encouraged to be creative and take part in a number of writing and drawing activities, based on Clive Barker’s notion of the body as a ‘book of blood’ that can be read.

Our participants’ responses to the curious objects (in words and/or images) will form diverse narratives on being human that will be preserved in the public space for others to enjoy. This event will be facilitated by the gothicist Dr Sam George and the artist Dr John Rimmer, convenors of the Books of Blood project.

No booking required.

For event information, please contact John Rimmer at john.rimmer@bishop.ac.uk


23 November, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Event Partners
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Image Copyright
John Rimmer
Accessibility Information
Disabled access to the Museum is limited. It is in the attic space of a 300 year old church and entrance is via a narrow spiral staircase. There are braille guides to the museum and an induction loop is available for talks.


Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street
London, South London SE1 9RY United Kingdom