Worshipping the Golden Calf: Madame Strindberg’s Cabaret Theatre Club

Date / time: 9 April, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Worshipping the Golden Calf: Madame Strindberg’s Cabaret Theatre Club

In 1912 Frida Strindberg opened the Cabaret Theatre Club, incorporating the Cave of the Golden Calf. Intended as both an antidote to the parochial nature of London’s nightlife, and as a space for radical artistic experiment, the ‘Cave’ quickly gained notoriety before being forced to close in 1914. Using visual imagery, press stories, recollections and literary imaginings, this talk from Jo Cottrell, Research student in the History of Art Department at Birkbeck, University of London, will explore the exotic interior, performance programme, and the personalities that gave us the first European-style cabaret in the heart of imperial London.

This event is a part of the Birkbeck’s Big Ideas series of free public lectures which are delivered in the local community by Birkbeck researchers from a wide range of subject areas. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous educational experience, and the lectures are a chance to learn something new.

The event is free and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to this Birkbeck’s Big Idea event!

Tickets are free and can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birkbecks-big-ideas-worshipping-the-golden-calf-madame-strindbergs-cabaret-theatre-club-tickets-53913997217

Location: City & Islington College, Centre for Lifelong Learning, 28-42 Blackstock RoadLondon N4 2DG