WMG Late: Obsession

  • 6 November 2014
  • 18:30 - 22:30
  • Free, drop in and bring your friends.


Immerse yourself in the artist's obsession with the human form, the DJ's search for rare vinyl and the poet's preoccupation with words.

Inspired by our current special exhibition, Rossetti’s Obsession - which explores Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s infatuation with model Jane Morris – our next late night event will celebrate the intense relationship between artists and their muses with specially selected art, music, poetry, food and drink.

You will get the chance to capture the beauty of the human form – perhaps the most enduring artistic obsession - with figure drawing classes hosted by London Drawing, a collaboration between professional artists, tutors and performers.*

DJ La Chica Yeye will play her own selection of prog and psych rarities as well as curating Bring Your Own Vinyl sessions throughout the night, where you can share your own rare or unusual records.

Meanwhile Walthamstow-based Forest Poets and Sarah Doyle, the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s poet-in-residence, will explore the poet’s preoccupation with metre, rhyme and metaphor with readings in the Gallery’s Acanthus Room (the former servants' quarters).

Throughout the evening the William Morris Gallery Tea Room will serve five specially created dishes, each corresponding with one of the five senses. You will also get to see Rossetti's Obsession and explore the Gallery's permanent collection.

*Limited places available for life drawing, arrive early to secure your slot and avoid disappointment.