BUBBLE AND SQUEAK - Mouse Taxidermy in a Glass Dome Workshop

Brompton Cemetery

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Saturday 8 October 2016
13:30 - 17:30
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Walks & Tours

Mouse taxidermy - a glass dome class in the cemetery

A four hour mouse taxidermy workshop in which participants will be given the opportunity to create an anthropomorphic, Potter-style mouse in a glass dome. Props, costumes and a glass dome will be provided for each mouse and participants will be able to take creations home.

This workshop will introduce students to the process and techniques behind basic taxidermy, teaching them how to skin, prep, preserve, mount and position the animal.

Students can choose to pose their mount in a naturalist setting, but they will also be introduced to the art of anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics to animals. This practice has been widely explored in the medium of taxidermy and was most famously realised by the Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter. His Museum of Curiosities featured wondrous bestial dioramas including a classroom of 48 bunnies in 'Rabbit School' and a wedding party of kittens dressed in morning coats and lace dresses with frilly knickers.

This is a beginners' course with no experience required and you will leave with your own stuffed mouse in a glass dome with which to adorn your mantelpiece at home.


*All rodents are ethically sourced and were not killed specifically for these workshops. They were bred as feeder animals for snakes and lizards. Not only would they be discarded if they weren’t sold but the reptiles who eat them wouldn’t be able to survive if the feeder rodents weren’t commercially available. Unlike us omnivores the majority of reptilian species don’t have the option of being vegetarian.

*NO dangerous chemicals will be used and all animals are disease free.

* Please be advised that this class is not for the faint hearted. There will be minimal blood and gore, but taxidermy is not for everyone.

* Please do not bring any dead animals with you to the class

Tickets £70 including all materials and a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Each ticket includes all materials, a delightful gin cocktail and a 20% donation towards a host of restoration projects at Brompton Cemetery.

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Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery, , SW10 9UG

West London

Nearest station:
Fulham Broadway (Tube)


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