Surrealist Ball At V&A

By Hazel Last edited 192 months ago
Surrealist Ball At V&A

Question: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: Fish.

If you can't make it to cabaret night in Greenwich but you're still in the mood to see things like a woman setting fire to her tits, you might want to make arrangements for the Surrealist Ball at the Victoria & Albert museum, South Kensington.

Part of the Surreal Things - Surrealism and Design exhibition currently on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, tonight's Surrealist Ball sounds quite special. While the exhibition promises "300 of the most extraordinary objects ever created, in a spectacular theatrical setting," the ball promises "beautifully orchestrated chaos".

Expect the unexpected, the inexplicable and the indescribable. We've heard rumours of levitations, lobsters, a raffle and a spooky booth of strangeness; performers and contributors include Marisa Carnesky, Fancy Chance, The Sad Fan Raffle, The Society of Wonders and Andrew Mania, among many others with equally fantastic names.

The weird and wonderful things start at 6.30pm and last until 10.00pm, entry is free of charge; as with all the V&A Friday Lates, there will be a bar, music and food and the chance to see the permanent collection in a very different light.

Surrealist Ball, Victoria & Albert Museum, tonight from 6.30pm. For more information, go to the Surreal Things website here.

Last Updated 25 May 2007