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Peter Markey 1930-2016

November 3, 2016 by · 3 Comments 

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A Curious Turn

August 10, 2016 by · 3 Comments 

The Crafts Council’s new touring exhibition, A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture will celebrate 40 years of British automata and a preview of the exhibition will open 15 September at Habitat’s King’s Road Platform Gallery as part of London Design Festival before the full exhibition with 40 automata embarks on a two-year nationwide tour.
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Sad News

April 16, 2016 by · 17 Comments 

Sue Jackson
21 December 1938 - 14 April 2016

We are sorry to announce that Sue Jackson, the founder of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre has died suddenly. She was an inspiration to many and will be sorely missed. We plan to create a memorial page when we’ve had time to gather our thoughts.
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Greenwich Exhibition and Workshops

August 29, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in Greenwich
12th Dec 2013 to 22nd February 2014
12 – 5 pm
Closed Sundays, 24th – 26th December, 1st January.

Visit our small London gallery exhibition, we have an inspiring workshop programme, plus automata from our collection, and a selection of new works.
Artists include Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead, Lisa Slater, Simon Venus, Martin Smith, Richard Hackney and others.
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Simon Tait’s Mews No.8

January 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Seriously SolutionsTim’s little shop of chuckles

Ever realised there was a product you absolutely needed but that didn’t exist? The kind of thing that chaps used to send new apprentices off to the stores for, like a jar of elbow grease or a bag of shoulder chips – only seriously? Read more

Simon Tait’s Mews No.7

December 23, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Richard Space TalkYule mewscasting

HQ CMT is a secret central London location known only to a few thousand cognoscenti, and they all seemed to be there for the Christmas spell casting. This is where making magic is serious fun, and the CMT Christmas gathering is the summit meeting for devoted funsters. I’m not talking about magic tricks, sleight of hand and now-you-see-now-you-don’t; this is about pure ingenuity, Magic Circle rules do not apply. Read more

Simon Tait’s Mews No.6

November 30, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Sue Jackson & Paul SpoonerWanna tell you a story…

If you’ve been following the Magic of Cabaret day by day you’ve got some idea of the range of what CMT does, and elsewhere on the site there’s a bit of history, but I think you ought to know the real story about how the whole thing came about, and that’s Sue Jackson’s story. I warn you, though; it’s a breathless roller coaster we’re boarding. Read more

Simon Tait’s Mews No.5

October 15, 2009 by · 1 Comment 


Jungle drums, cogs and sprockets

There’s a lovely little volume called the London Jungle Book by a Gond artist called Bhajju Shyam, all about his trip to London (to decorate an Islington Indian restaurant). Read more

Simon Tait’s Mews No.4

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Viva Carlos!

It happens. Struggling artist in a strange country just about making ends meet working in a warehouse by day and painting by night pictures that he can occasionally sell, gets a creative block. Can’t paint any more. Disaster. Body and soul threatening to fall apart. Loyal and loving wife goes to London, to Covent Garden, and discovers Cabaret. Read more

Simon Tait??s Mews No.3

August 11, 2009 by · Comments Off 

self examination

The human side of Paul Spooner

If you ask Paul Spooner to fit a project brief don’t expect anything, because whatever you expect isn’t going to happen. What you can be sure of is that whatever does happen is going to be a delight. Read more

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