A Culture of Curiosity

Date: Friday, 12 October 2007, 7 pm
Location: The Photographer’s Gallery, 5 & 8 Great Newport St, London
FREE. No RSVP necessary

This evening of talks and performances presented some antique and modern wonders from the magazine’s cabinet of curiosities.

About the Participants
Sina Najafi, editor-in-chief and host for the evening, introduced the magical sweetener that is Miracle Fruit.

Writer and critic Michael Bracewell presented a guide to the seaside surrealism of Morecambe and Heysham.

Maiken Umbach, from the University of Manchester, talked about the peculiar political meaning of volcanoes in 18th-century Germany.

Brian Dillon, Cabinet’s UK editor, acted out the oddities of Victorian gesture manuals.