Finished reading part one? Right so you'll know that I didn't know what to do on my day off until I looked at Time Out's website and felt Christmas had come early. The fabulous Cabaret Mechanical Theatre was having a pop up exhibition and in South London no less. If you have never heard of this they had an amazing collection of automata in Covent Garden which I visited numerous occasions during my student days and then early 20s. I could spend hours in there and it would always make me smile if I was feeling out of sorts.
But as is always the things nowadays rents were raised and eventually they had to close down in 2000. It was a sad day.... They did a pop up exhibition in Spitalfields near Liverpool Street a couple of years ago and it was bliss. So I jumped at the chance to see some old friends again.
I was happy to see there were some new automata which I've never seen as well as old friends which instantly brought a smile to my face!