Monday 2nd September

‘Occult Atlas: Aleister Crowley at the Warburg Institute’
2-3pm, the Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB.


A private viewing of the Gerald Yorke Scrapbooks on Aleister Crowley at the Warburg Institute with librarian Philip Young and artists Suzanne Treister & Richard Grayson. For four years, Gerald Yorke was one of Aleister Crowley’s closest followers, and remained a lifelong friend. Although in later life he embraced Buddhism, he was one of the handful of people who laboured to preserve the legacy of “The Beast” after his death in 1947.

We will meet at the main entrance to the Warburg Institute.

This event is free but there is a limit on the number of participants so please reserve a place by emailing Jessica Dain,

‘Shows of London: Illegitimate Entertainment and Shop Shows in London 1800 to 1900’
7pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (map)


Join Vanessa Toulmin, Director of the National Fairground Archive and Professor at the University of Sheffield, for a talk about London’s ephemeral and transitory pop up shop culture, which, from the 18th century onwards, formed a major part of the city’s burgeoning and expanding entertainment culture. With fleas on Regent Street and whales on Charing Cross, what we consider to be offbeat and off the wall entertainment was actually centred in the heart of John Nash’s Regency London development.

This event is free to attend but please reserve your place by emailing Jessica Dain,