Join us for a special event in our Arc After Dark series, inspired by our exhibition, Sin

Intrigued by the concoctions created by The Alchemist, or cocktail mixology in general? Capture this rare opportunity to book yourself a place at our one-off luxury cocktail making masterclass here at the Arc! The Masterclass will be hosted by a highly trained bartender from the Alchemist in Gunwharf Quays (Portsmouth), who will talk you through each theatrical cocktail step-by-step in the most interactive lesson you’ll ever attend… Get ready to make (and drink!) some Alchemist favourites.

Get the group together, grab a shaker and deliver your own dash of theatre. Experience what it takes to become a true Alchemist.

About The Alchemist:

The Alchemist are masters in the dark arts of molecular mixology. Their mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything they do.

Step into the mystical apothecary, dispensing the most creative cocktails with a twist.


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"The Zombie" and "The Bubblebath" cocktails by The Alchemist


About Sin – at The Arc, Winchester from 24 February to 14 May 2023:

Sin has permeated life since the earliest days, but until now the story of its relation to art has never been told. Bringing together works of art that span centuries, this exhibition explores the concept of sin in art in a truly unique presentation.

Defined universally as a regrettable fault, offence or omission, sin is something everyone can relate to. In Christianity, it is considered a transgression against divine law and many of the world’s major religions have similar concepts.

This exhibition looks at theological ideas and depictions of ‘sinful’ everyday behaviour that blur the boundaries between religious and secular art. A concept that is universal, but at the same time highly personal, the exhibition asks you to define your own meaning of ‘sin’.

The exhibition includes eight exceptional paintings from the National Gallery’s collection, as well as works on loan by Tracey Emin and Ron Mueck.

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