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Don't take our word for it. Here is what others have to say about taking part in Art Macabre events and projects. A selection of press features and feedback from participants. 

Art Macabre has been featured internationally and received critical acclaim from top magazines and media. Previous print magazine features include Time Out, Grazia, Sunday Times Style and Evening Standard. We are regularly recommended by listings sites including Run Riot, Lonely Planet and Londonist. We have appeared on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show and featured in a Swedish documentary series on death and art.

"The best event I have been to in London." Something Different London

"One of the top 20 fun things to do in London." Lonely Planet Guide

"One of the top 5 best life drawing events in London. " London Calling

"One of the best alternative life drawing events in London." Time Out, 2017

"Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter. " Katie Antoniou, Time Out

I’ve been along to several Art Macabre events now and think what they are doing is very interesting. I was somewhat pleasantly surprised by the very broad range of people who attended. It’s not a judging environment, to encourage people to come and draw and be confident.

I can endorse it. It’s a very lovely calming and oddly meditative experience.
— Jonathan Ross, BBC Radio 2 Arts Show
BBC RADIO 2 ARTS SHOW WITH JONATHAN ROSS “I’ve been along to several Art Macabre events now and think what they are doing is very interesting.  I was somewhat pleasantly surprised by the very broad range of people who attended. It’s not a judging environment, encouraging people to come and draw. I can endorse it. It’s a very lovely calming and oddly meditative experience” JONATHAN ROSS

BBC RADIO 2 ARTS SHOW WITH JONATHAN ROSS

“I’ve been along to several Art Macabre events now and think what they are doing is very interesting.  I was somewhat pleasantly surprised by the very broad range of people who attended. It’s not a judging environment, encouraging people to come and draw.

I can endorse it. It’s a very lovely calming and oddly meditative experience” JONATHAN ROSS

Nikki’s unique ability to engage with exhibition and heritage concepts and bring themes to life for participants make her ideal to work with and I recommend doing so to anyone.”

- Gwen Ramsay, Royal Academy, Family Studios and Workshops Programmer

Nikki’s events have been a wonderful addition to our programme, bringing in a fresh new crowd of art-lovers. We get so many great comments from our customers, with lots of inspired people sharing the pictures they have drawn in the events with us over social media. Nikki never fails to impress us with her interesting themes and incredible concepts.”

Rose Payne, The Book Club; Mothership, Programmer

Tourist attractions are much, much better without all the tourists. And if you haven’t picked up a pencil in a while, then by heck, a drawing session at an empty Tower of London is the place to do it.
— Londonist, Rachel Stoplar, review of Drawn at the Tower with Art Macabre
“Working with Art Macabre has bought both new audiences and engaged our regulars in  exploring  the collection using creative expression to draw out new ways of understanding in the Museum. The format of life drawing works well and can be adapted to suit our themes that we run each term from Steam Punk to Pottery.  Working with Nikki and her team has been stimulating and produced very successful and popular evenings here at The UCL  Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.”  Helen Pike, Petrie Museum, Public Programmer (Photo: Art Macabre at Petrie Museum by Jean Luc Urbanski)

“Working with Art Macabre has bought both new audiences and engaged our regulars in  exploring  the collection using creative expression to draw out new ways of understanding in the Museum. The format of life drawing works well and can be adapted to suit our themes that we run each term from Steam Punk to Pottery.  Working with Nikki and her team has been stimulating and produced very successful and popular evenings here at The UCL  Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.”

 Helen Pike, Petrie Museum, Public Programmer

(Photo: Art Macabre at Petrie Museum by Jean Luc Urbanski)

“Working with Art Macabre has bought both new audiences and engaged our regulars in  exploring  the collection using creative expression to draw out new ways of understanding in the Museum. The format of life drawing works well and can be adapted to suit our themes that we run each term from Steam Punk to Pottery.  Working with Nikki and her team has been stimulating and produced very successful and popular evenings here at The UCL  Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.”  Helen Pike, Petrie Museum, Public Programmer

(Photo: Art Macabre at Petrie Museum by Jean Luc Urbanski)

‘It is refreshing to commission an event with such a professional team. The Art Macabre team bring a blend of dark wit and engagement with their fun, fresh approach to life drawing. As with all good events it’s in the details; the music, the props, and the models are all carefully planned and choreographed, but what visitors encountered is a smooth-running entertaining evening with its finger firmly on the cultural pulse.’  Annette Richardson, Somerset House, Learning & Participation Manager

‘It is refreshing to commission an event with such a professional team. The Art Macabre team bring a blend of dark wit and engagement with their fun, fresh approach to life drawing. As with all good events it’s in the details; the music, the props, and the models are all carefully planned and choreographed, but what visitors encountered is a smooth-running entertaining evening with its finger firmly on the cultural pulse.’ 

Annette Richardson, Somerset House, Learning & Participation Manager

It is refreshing to commission an event with such a professional team. The Art Macabre team bring a blend of dark wit and engagement with their fun, fresh approach to life drawing. As with all good events it’s in the details; the music, the props, and the models are all carefully planned and choreographed, but what visitors encountered is a smooth-running entertaining evening with its finger firmly on the cultural pulse.’ 

Annette Richardson, Somerset House, Learning & Participation Manager