One-off Halloween event at Handel and Hendrix, Mayfair

AS part of the Museums at Night series 2017, Handel and Hendrix, a centre of knowledge and learning located in the houses inhabited by both George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix two centuries apart, have collaborated with Sabat magazine, a contemporary witchcraft magazine, to formulate a Halloween event. The event is inspired by supernatural stories about the infamous residents of the Handel and Hendrix houses. It will also take a look at the darker sides of the lives and music of Handel and Hendrix.

Handel_Hendrix_Halloween_1Room at the Handel and Hendrix house Mayfair

In Handel’s music room on the first floor, there will be performances of his more eery musical pieces. Handel’s bedroom, where he died in 1759, is on the second floor and will be taken over by the Art Macabre Death Drawing Salon. Visitors will be invited to sketch costumed characters, each of which are based upon Handel’s dreams and nightmares. On the third floor, where Hendrix lived in 1969, vinyl from Hendrix’s personal record collection will be played alongside surprise live performances throughout the evening.

Handel and HendrixHandel Music Room

Handel and Hendrix’s mission is to promote knowledge and awareness of the work and heritage of George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix as both innovative musicians were neighbours albeit two centuries apart. Sabat magazine, established by Norwegian journalist Elisabeth Krohn, fuses witchcraft and feminism – through three lenses, the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone, they explore what the darkly feminine can conjure in the modern woman

by Allie Nawrat 

The special event is on Friday, October 27 from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are on sale now and cost £20