Greenwich Exhibition and Workshops

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in Greenwich
12th Dec 2013 to 22nd February 2014

Visit our small London gallery exhibition, we have an inspiring workshop programme, plus automata from our collection, and a selection of new works. Artists include Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead, Lisa Slater, Simon Venus, Martin Smith, Richard Hackney and others.

Paul McPherson Gallery
77 Lassell Street
Greenwich
London SE10 9PJ

Paul McPherson Gallery

Workshop Programme

Sat 25th Jan 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 pm
One Day Introduction to Automata-making
Adults (no children) only, Max. 10, £95 per person, book in advance – 10 til 4
A hands-on, experimental workshop that introduces and explores the creative power of cams and cranks. Using pre-made wood and metal components each participant will construct a cam and crankshaft mechanism. Using this mechanism, participants will learn how to harness the kinetic potential of turning a handle and making static objects come alive.
Participants can take their creations home.

Introduction to Automata making – Workshop Video


Sat 8th Feb 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 pm
One Day Introduction to Automata-making
Adults (no children) only, Max. 10, £95 per person, book in advance – 10 til 4
A hands-on, experimental workshop that introduces and explores the creative power of cams and cranks. Using pre-made wood and metal components each participant will construct a cam and crankshaft mechanism. Using this mechanism, participants will learn how to harness the kinetic potential of turning a handle and making static objects come alive.
Participants can take their creations home.

Introduction to Automata making – Workshop Video


Wed 19th Feb 2014 – 2 – 4pm
Mechanical Art Workshop for Families
£12.50 per kit, Book in Advance.
Connect art and technology by making a mechanical toy or automata. Using a mix of pre-made parts, craft materials, various bits and pieces, and a glue gun, you can make and take home a cam-driven machine which bursts into life at the turn of a handle.
Workshop suitable for all ages over five (under eights will need adult help).

Mechanical Art for Families – Workshop Video


Sat 22nd Feb 2014 – 2-6pm
Final Day: Open House End of Show Workshop and Drinks
£12.50 per person – book in advance.
To end the exhibition we thought we’d have a kind of sociable open house workshop, a convivial last blast of automata-making.
It won’t be formally structured, rather you can dip into the tools, materials and formats of previous workshops, and play around making things move.

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  1. Lynne Newcomer says:

    I am a beginner I am working on my first 2 automata. I would love to see anything about making these .

  2. Noga Elhassid says:

    Hello Cabaret Mechanical Theater team,

    Do you have longer (2-3 days), advanced workshops?

    Thanks!
    and a salute from Israel.

    Noga | The Moving Toys Workshop

  3. Julie Charles says:

    Any chance for a longer workshop in the next year. Would love to visit the UK from US!

  4. Julie Charles says:

    Hoping you’ll consider a multi-day workshop. I would LOVE to come to the UK and make such a workshop the “crown jewel” of my vacation!

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