The science of building gets mixed up with the weird and wonderful at a special performance and discussion event, Living Stains.
The evening head-scratchingly promises "an hermetic journey through London...exploring the reverberations of architecture and poetic narrative". We're not sure what all those words mean, but can glean enough to suspect it might be worth investigating.
Difficult to describe duo Magick Concrète will perform a live audio-documentary using recordings of voices heard on the streets and around the buildings near the Royal Academy. Inspired by surrealism, alchemy and the tarot this should be an otherworldly aural experience.
Discussion will then take place on the art, science and practice of developing creative, magical engagements with architecture and place. Panel guests are writer, publisher, curator and musician (member of Magick Concrète) Mark Pikington, Consultant Neurosurgeon John Firth and Andy Sharp, who runs English Heretic.
This event accompanies site specific multi-sensory installation Same old, same old (pictured) in the RA Architecture Space by Blue Firth. Make sure you visit and see if you find your understanding of space, myth and history distorted.
Living Stains takes place on Friday 5 April at the Royal Academy from 6.30-8pm. Tickets £12, £6 concessions.