Valley of Dorks

Last week, Bethan and I did something completely free and amazingly fun. We went to a film screening, followed by museum private view, all part of the Grant Museum of Zoology's Silly Season. We had a hard time believing such a thing could be free as we found it SO awesome! But then, we are massive dorks.

The evening kicked off with a screening of Valley of Gwangi, a 1969 film replete with special effects so terrible & dated that it passed well into the realms of 'so bad it's good' territory. The cheesy story-line and stop-motion animation were absolutely brilliant. But what made it was the hilarious professor chap doing the introduction. I'm sure you had to be there, but truly, it was superb.

We then headed round the corner for what was by far the best bit: a free glass of wine and after-hours private view of the Grant Museum itself, and all its weird and wonderful specimens, pickled things and bones. This post is extremely picture-heavy and MOST CERTAINLY NOT for the faint of heart or squeamish. Not apologising to vegetarians though, as Bethan's been one since she was 3, and she loved as much as me.

 Picked sea creatures...

Anaconda skeleton...


 Big cats

More marine things


Damien Hurst x Bambi :(

Feline boney


I did have some stand-out favourites, though. They were the family of humanoids in the upstairs 'library', with the monkey hanging from the pillar...

Daredevil dead monkey!

The *cough* penis bones ;) and...

...the Jar of Moles (which is so famous it has its own Twitter)

Here we are, looking like the massive, excited dorks that we fully admit to being... complete with windblown fringe that I was enjoying myself too much to realise and brush!  Coordinating outfits and matching shoes unintentional, but great minds eh?

Me: vintage skirt, high street cardi & top, Bow & Crossbones necklace, Rocket Originals shoes
(side note: just went on Bow & Crossbones to check the link & they have some amazing new stuff!
Apples! Strawberries! Olives! And loads of repro thermoset. Love.)
Bethan: vintage dress, mum-knit cardi, Rocket Originals shoes

The museum does free film screenings once a season, so we're already eagerly waiting for the autumn one. Seriously fun evening out and completely bonkers that it was free! Now we wonder what other fab things can be done gratis in this horribly expensive city!

Bye for now...

Fleur xx


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