Science Gallery London presents Becoming Blood, an alternative Halloween Weekend of FREE events, interactive installations and experiences around Peckham, which explore the vital fluid inside us all: BLOOD.
Blood (image from Science Gallery London)
The weekend will include:
* Blood Bikers
Find the roaming performance team, the Blood Bikers, as they bike between the Safehouses and Copeland Gallery, stopping to gather stories, share messages, and stage ideas inspired by blood. They will perform short stories, create unique interactions and offer you a chance to find out your blood type.
Saturday 28 October from 2pm to 10pm and Sunday 29 October from 2pm to 7pm. FREE
Put on your best Sherlock Holmes detective hat and join artist Bea Haines, Dr Nunzianda Frascione and James Gooch from the Forensic Science Department at King's College London to hear about how Bea's latest artwork was developed. Uncover the techniques used to detect traces of blood. From Luminol to forensic fingerprinting powder and beyond, find out what the future holds for this area of forensics.
Sunday 29 October from 11am to 12 noon, Safehouse 2, 137 Copeland Road, FREE
* Sarah-Jane Norman: Take this for this is my body
Come join Indigenous Australian artist, S.J Norman, for a traditional cream tea with a twist. Take part in a typically British-colonial cultural ritual that has been reinterpreted by three Aboriginal performers. Explore ideas of 'contamination', the complex history of the British Empire and the impact of the ongoing legacy of the British Empire on First Nations People.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, various times,
Safehouse 1, 139 Copeland Road, London,
FREE (but a donation to National Justice Project would be appreciated)
Take this for this is my body (courtesy of organiser)
Tough Blood (image from organiser's website)
* Jamie Lewis Hadley
There's a new Sweeney Todd in town - only this one's not out to kill you. Situated within the window of a barbershop, this performance explores the history of bloodletting as a medical practice, tracing its roots in ancient medicine, the rise of the barber/surgeon and the current understanding of blood within modern medicine.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Station Barbers, Peckham