Upcoming public events on this page:

21 and 22 March 2020 – The Vagina Museum, London
18 March 2020 – ‘Growing Roots’, Candid Arts Trust, London
18 April 2020 – Body Narratives #5, London

Public events

Spirited Bodies at the Vagina Museum

21 and 22 March 2020, 11am to 6pm at Vagina Museum, Unit 17/18 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

We’re thrilled to be presenting free workshops at the Vagina Museum throughout the weekend of 21/22 March. These workshops will allow groups of visitors to take turns modelling clothed in the gallery space itself while other participants draw them. As well as providing an opportunity to explore the way others see us, this promises to be lots of fun in a fantastic venue!

These workshops accompany a pop-up exhibition arranged by Modibodi women’s leak-proof underwear, which will showcase photographs that celebrate people’s favourite body parts.

The workshops are open to anyone of any gender. Although free, advance booking is essential. Booking details will be published here soon.

‘Growing Roots’ performance at Candid Arts

18 March 2020, 7:30pm at Candid Arts, 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ.

Esther Bunting of Spirited Bodies presents ‘Growing Roots’ – raw, intimate story-telling through life drawing theatre as she looks back at her early years in 90s Soho and Old Street. From her early life yearning for a different state of being, to an awakening in underground clubs and alternative culture, this performance is delivered in scenes you can draw or just immerse yourself in.

This is a powerful solo performance that does not include Spirited Bodies’ usual opportunities for audience members to try life modelling.

Tickets are £15. You can buy ‘Growing Roots’ advance tickets online – there will also be some tickets available on the door.

Body Narratives #5

In partnership with London Drawing.
18 April 2020 at Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7RG.

Body Narratives presents a life as well as a life model. At each drawing event, a carefully selected model will pose and speak, touching on a range of subjects close to all our hearts.

Watch this space for full event details and how to get tickets!

More about Body Narratives events.

Private events

The Wing, London

On 7 March 2020, we’ll be supporting an event organised by our friends at The Hotbed Collective in aid of The Eve Appeal. ‘Nudi-Tea‘ at The Wing – a women’s private members club in Great Portland Street – will be a members-only event featuring a model who will discuss their experience of ovarian cancer. Members are invited to draw whilst listening, and may also try modelling if they wish.

The Eve Appeal is the leading UK charity funding research and raising awareness into the 5 gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

Queen’s College, London

In late March we will be running a session for Year 9 pupils at Queen’s College independent day school for girls, featuring two body positive life models. We’re really excited by this opportunity to continue our work offering body positive life drawing for teenagers, and are grateful to the school for their invitation.

You can hear Esther Bunting of Spirited Bodies speaking about this work in interviews with Sky News and BBC local radio, below, recorded on 10 January 2020.

Wunderman Thompson wellness and creativity

During March and April 2020 we’ll be running life drawing sessions to promote wellness and inspire creativity at Wunderman Thompson in Mornington Crescent. Different models will discuss body positivity and other well-being topics while they pose. These sessions are for employees of Wunderman Thompson only.

16 thoughts on “Events

  1. Well done girls!!
    I might take Spirited Bodies abroad to Barcelona. The blog is looking beautiful!
    loads of women love


  2. Well done girls!!
    I might take Spirited Bodies abroad to Barcelona. The blog is looking beautiful!
    loads of women love


    ps: it will all come together Esther!

    1. Thank you Darling, please invite me when you’re thinking of Spanish Spirited Bodies; I would love to be there too!! Perhaps we could have a translated version of the site… probably wordpress do it automatically. Lots of love xxx

  3. i found your leaflet at the institute where i am modelling aswell, so i really like your website, its nice to see life models enjoy their work and try to share their thought.
    great idea and drawings… i mlike yhe description about life modelling which is true.
    looking good naked is a fact.

    all the best

  4. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
    My blog is in the very same niche as yours and
    my visitors would really benefit from some of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this okay with you. Thank you!

    1. Hi Chloe, we did come to Edinburgh and Glasgow a couple years ago, but it’s quite a lot of logistics to juggle so not on the cards right now. Would love to return however some time. Perhaps you can join us in London meanwhile?

    1. Hi Nicholas, it would have been lovely to see you again, however it looks like all places for men are already taken. I will let you know if that changes.
      All the best, Esther

      1. Hi Esther

        So good to hear from you too – been a long time ! Too long – really enjoyed my previous session with the group – so fantastically liberating the nudity and the free expression and friendliness & love amongst everyone there – participants and drawers /sketchers too

        Yes if any places come up that would be lovely – if not no worries – and please if poss book me on your next event

        Kind regards


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