Eat your way into the artsy Dalston picture

Invisible Line, 87 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8 2NG ©

INVISIBLE LINE, the tiny gallery near the Three Compasses pub, is holding an event redolent of Sixties happenings — or so say some who remember the era *.

The gallery will host a dinner for 14 people a night, offering, it says, a “delicate and decadent six-course menu”. The £25 ticket includes a drink.

A few days later the gallery will stage a private view for a photography exhibition by a member of Trapez (sic) Collective, the group of Slovenes in exile that suggested the programme. Drinks and food will not be free.

The  exhibition will include pictures taken at the dinner. This, says Trapez, makes the whole show an “interactive art experience”. In their puff, the Slovenes also work in a German word Kochkunst, which makes English-speakers titter but which just means the “art of cookery”. They entitle the programme “Resort: Hawaii Edition”. Is there a single entendre there, too? Places seem to be filling, so check the gallery on  Facebook. Food will not be vegetarian-friendly. The gallery toilet is disabled-friendly.

Kollier at his Invisible Line Gallery, Dalston Lane, Lon E8, 260712 © ∂å
Top: stylish soirée at Invisible Line in Dalston, and above, an event last year

David Altheer 030313

* Dinner at the Invisible Line, 87 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8 2NG, is now planned for Thursday 14  March 2013 and Friday 15 March, and the party Saturday 16 March, all at 7.30pm.

* The supposed joke in the first paragraph is that if you were un-stoned enough to remember the Sixties, you weren’t there. Hilarious? Well, no, not after so many airings. — Ed.

* Emboldened underscored words in most cases indicate a hyperlink that will open a separate window with further information. If a link no longer works, it is probably because the site’s owner has failed to maintain it.


This site welcomes fair comments, including the critical. They may be edited for grammatical, legal or taste reasons, or for shortening. In the unlikely event that anything defamatory is posted, the sender’s details may have to be divulged. (Under UK law, this applies to any comment/discussion forum, eg, Twitter.) RSS feed link is at top right. Twitter: @lovingdalston Publicists, amateur and professional, should read Also relevant may be the note at the end of Photographs © David Altheer unless otherwise stated and apart from supplied pictures