A Dark and Twisted Halloween
Many of you may have already been out and about in your face paint, your bed sheets, or even your broomsticks. Pretences aside however, Halloween is now officially upon us, and tonight is the night when the zombies, the ghosts and the witches really do come out to play.
Whether you like it or not, we’ve got some dark and sinister projects that fit the mood perfectly, two in fact. As Shakespeare wrote, ‘Double, double toil and trouble….’, but luckily for you there is no fire burning, nor a caldron bubbling.
For those afraid of the dark however, or anything black for that matter, then beware of Blackout. This pop-up shop is a platform for designers, artists and emerging brands to showcase their work in a retail setting under the sustainable theme of black: A welcoming space for people with all budgets, with varying products and prices, but all in line with the nature of black.
“I imposed black; and it still goes strong, for black wipes out everything else around” Chanel.
Timeless, sleek, and effortlessly cool, Anna and Sarah aim to use the underlying popularity of black to sell more than just clothes and fashion accessories. By night, this shop plans to transform into a dining event for those with a ‘curious mind’, and enhance the shop’s theme through the exploration of black in food.
Tickets are available for this intimate three-course dinner, along with a complimentary (black) cocktail. For those looking for something different to do in London over the first week of December, this could be the kind of thing you’ve been searching for.
Equally as dark, but in a completely different manner, this rhyme may be viewed as ‘Banged out of Order’:
Don’t stop with the screaming and whimpering, honey,
‘cos that gash in your head is infected and runny,
I love how you wriggle and writhe on the floor,
I’ll give you a head start – let’s race to the door!
Oh, dearie me! You’ve picked up the phone…
But all I can hear is your dying tone.
Now I reckon it’s best that I keep you in chains,
So you listen real carefully as I’m your brains.
Rhymes for Swines plans to be an illustrated 7” x 7” hardcover book, full of imaginative, fun and darkly comedic rhymes about love, death, stalkers, enraged lovers and other such bad eggs.
You can see form their pages, some of the rhymes are missing matching illustrations. Mark Grossi and his team want each of the rhymes to be illustrated by a different illustrator. Through this collaboration they want to raise awareness of up coming Scottish Art talent and make the book as enjoyable and as visually rich as possible.
In spirit with our rhyming swines we thought we’d join in on the fun and share a few lines of our own.
When the bats like ghosts are gliding,
witches soar, on broomsticks riding,
jack-o-lanterns twinkle, grinning.
Our dark and sinister projects are just the beginning!
Happy Halloween Everybody!
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