This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 27th Oct 2018
Spooky Faces: Pumpkin Carving for grown-ups (with Esther Hills)
Join us for this adult pumpkin carving class - part of our About Face seminar season - which includes pumpkin, candle and glass of mulled cider. Learn the reasons why we carve faces into pumpkins at Halloween before diving in yourself!
There will be plenty of time to peruse the paintings and specimens before and after the pumpkin carving class.
“About Face” is a multidisciplinary series of events focusing on the face in a medical-humanities arena. The delicate ontological balancing act between life and death, public display and spectacle, ‘being’ and ‘not being’, and how we identify, are some of topics which inspired “About Face” at QMUL’s Pathology Museum. From the first recorded facial surgery in approximately 600 BC to the present, faces have been moulded, manipulated and even made from scratch. Why is this part of the physical body considered our ‘identity’ and what does that mean? In the world of the selfie, are our faces even our selves? What do we see when we look at the faces of others? Does our opinion change depending on the face? Why?
Topics included in this series include face transplants, ‘faces of fear’, facial surgery then and now, death masks and the forensic reconstruction of a skull from this collection. All events include wine, non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles, as well as a chance to see the "Saving Faces" paintings by Mark Gilbert. Full list of the A/W 2018 events is HERE
During the one hour workshop, you will be given guidance and instruction on how to carve a Halloween pumpkin. A knife will be provided for you to use, as will a selection of templates if you don't have your own design in mind. The pumpkins will be hollowed out in advance for all pre-booked places, which means you can focus on the carving
We will work in groups of six , so this should be a fun and sociable event, and a glass of mulled cider is included to warm you up while you work!
At the end of the session you will have your handcrafted pumpkin to take home with you, and a candle to light it up - and maybe you will have some new friends as well!
Included in the cost: one glass of mulled cider (or non-alcoholic mulled cordial), one pumpkin and one candle.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-10-27 2018-10-27 Europe/London Spooky Faces: Pumpkin Carving An adult pumpkin carving class - part of our About Face seminar season - which includes pumpkin, candle and glass of mulled cider. Learn the reasons why we carve faces into pumpkins at Halloween before diving in yourself https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/27/spooky-faces-pumpkin-carving-183278 Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry,St Bartholomew's Hospital site,London
Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),
St Bartholomew's Hospital site,