The Neo Naturists and The Raincoats Bring Christmas to Cork Street
Live art collective The Neo Naturists are combining forces with seminal post–punk band and ‘Godmothers of Grunge’ The Raincoats in celebration of the launch of House of Voltaire’s Christmas Shop and the unveiling of The Neo Naturists’ Christmas Tree.
Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6–9pm
House of Voltaire, 31 Cork Street, Mayfair W1
This special seasonal celebration will include a live performances and music evoking the spirit of the group’s original anarchic innocence.
The Neo Naturists are an important live art collective initiated in 1981 by Jennifer Binnie, Christine Binnie and Wilma Johnson. The group emerged as a part of London’s subculture that arose from the creative community in the aftermath of Punk and the emergence of the New Romantic club scene and the advent of Thatcherism. During this time a creative energy developed in the UK that sat outside established institutional practices of the time, creating its own network of activities, events, economies and personalities including BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Peter Doig, Boy George, John Maybury, Andrew Logan, Grayson Perry, Derek Jarman, Princess Julia, Marilyn and Cerith Wyn Evans.
The Raincoats, fresh from their 40th anniversary tour, will perform acoustic Christmas Carols. All hosted by guest shopkeepers art critic Louisa Buck, Curator of British Art at Tate, Linsey Young, and artist Julie Verhoeven.
This event celebrates the opening of House of Voltaire’s Christmas Shop, selling over 150 new and exclusive unique artworks, limited edition prints, homewares, clothing, furniture and objects by world–renowned artists and designers. Everything in the store is one of a kind or limited edition, and exclusive to House of Voltaire.
The Neo Naturists will launch their collection of limited edition House of Voltaire Christmas products, including hand–painted baubles, bespoke Christmas crackers, tea towels, stickers and hanging decorations.
All proceeds directly support arts and education charity Studio Voltaire’s exhibition and learning programmes.
House of Voltaire Christmas Shop
Wednesday 20 November to Sunday 21 December 2019
11am–6pm plus special events
Generously supported by Cork Street Galleries.