No matter how advanced our technological know-how becomes, it’s impossible to not be impressed, and in some cases totally stunned, by the genius and beautiful mechanics of automata. Whether it’s their stark simplicity or nostalgia-inducing prowess, these mechanical objects hypnotise us with their eerie movements and virtual independence. Does anyone remember when there was a great collection of them in Covent Garden piazza? We spent many an hour there as a child. Now the world famous Cabaret Mechanical Theatre have brought a collection of their brightest and best machines to Space Station Sixty-Five, offering you the chance to push their buttons and bring them to life at this free exhibition until September 2. Carly-Ann Clements
For info, see the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre listing.