After Hours entertainment brings surreal mix to Rozelle's tattoo event

 07 February 2019  |  


Art lovers and tattoo aficionados are being promised a unique evening of entertainment in the splendour of a Georgian mansion. As part of the major 'British Tattoo Art Revealed' exhibition at Rozelle House in Ayr, an After Hours event is being held on Saturday, 23 February, which features fire eaters, magicians, sword swallowers, burlesque performers and DJs.

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed is curated by The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, an independent Museum based in Falmouth. Bringing the exhibition to Scotland is a major coup for Rozelle with the event showcasing the work of major tattoo artists from George Burchett, via the Bristol Tattoo Club, to Alex Binnie and Lal Hardy making this this is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK.

The over 18s After Hours event includes:

  • DJ - G MAN: having performed for Sir Paul McCartney, The Queen and Ewan McGregor, G Man is no shrinking violet behind the decks. Performing a set of classic and modern rock that's not to be missed.
  • Alan Rorrison: specialises in close up and sleight of hand magic and is one of the world's leading consultants on magic for TV and Stage productions.
  • Fire performers: Mia Meow and Louise Labreche are a female fire force to be reckoned with. With almost 20 years' experience between them you'll be dazzled with their array of skills, which include fire eating, body burning and fire spinning.
  • Snookie Mono: daredevil and international sword swallower Snookie Mono is one of the rare hundred or so known practitioners in the world of this ancient and honourable skill.
  • International burlesque artists and performers will be waiting to welcome you at this unique exhibition.
  • Free travel: return minibus from Ayr Train Station and Ayr Bus Station (Cameron's Bar) from 6.15pm onwards. For transport, details contact e: joan.elliott@south-ayrshire.gov.uk t: 01292 616 273

Councillor Brian McGinley, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Economy & Culture said the event was another fantastic addition, "This exciting exhibition has started a national debate on the nature of art and we'd encourage people to come to Rozelle and see it for themselves while they still can.

"The After Hours events are squarely aimed at an older audience, with the surreal mix of entertainment on offer guaranteed to make this a truly unforgettable evening.

"Spaces are limited, so if you'd like to see another side to this major exhibition I'd recommend you get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment."

Tickets for After Hours cost £20 and are available on the door at Rozelle House or can be pre-booked via Ayr Gaiety Theatre.

The wider Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition runs until Sunday, 3 March, 2019.