Whilst we were in Covent Garden (1984-2000) Cabaret Mechanical Theatre was one of Sir Nicholas Goodison’s favourite shops. This article from The Times in 1997 details some of the automata that he loved. Sir Nicholas sadly passed away in 2021. Over his lifetime, starting at age 19, he amassed a magnificent collection of over 900 […]
Last month, Paul Spooner made 10 Howling Cats in aid of the Ukraine catastrophe. “The heads and arms are made from lime wood but the bodies, being fairly featureless, are made from a lump of scrap timber I found on a building site. The flag is of copper painted yellow and blue, two colours I’ve […]
Join other artists, makers & educators from all over the world to discover & share automata making ideas & mechanisms in an online workshop. Book tickets on EventBrite About this event This six week programme has been designed to explore the combination of art and engineering. The workshops will be led by experienced facilitator Ryan […]
Join the team from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for an online workshop creating automata using mechanisms, electronics and storytelling. About this event This practical experimental workshop is an online course for artists, makers and educators interested in combining programming electronics and crafting with cardboard, wood and wire. We will be working with the BBC micro:bit – […]
Learn how to make automata online with our tinkering and micro:bit workshops.