Museums at Night May Festival 2017

 

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Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, produced by arts charity Culture24 is back for 2017. Now in its ninth year, the festival will take place in May and in October. Dates for the 2017 festivals are 17 – 20 May and 26 – 28 October respectively.  Bullet PR is proud to have worked with the festival as their retained PR agency for the past 7 years.

During the festival, hundreds of museums, galleries and historic spaces all over the UK will open their doors after dark to put on an impressive and diverse array of special night-time events – gallery gigs, art happenings, twilight screenings, all-night sleepovers, nature walks, star gazing or simply to offer the chance to experience some of the UK’s cultural venues, historic houses and museums in a new light.

Museum of London Museum of Lost Parties - 4 Nov 2016 (c) Museum of London

There are some fantastic highlights from the upcoming festival – including Fashion and Scandal: 1960’s Archive Night London. From the Profumo affair, to mods and rockers and the cultural, sexual and social revolutions, the National Archive will be showcasing records including those charting the rise of The Beatles, the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Love and the arrest and trial of the Krays. Expect expert talks, performances, music and dancing reflecting some of the biggest events of the decade.

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Full listings of all events can be found at  www.museumsatnight.org.uk

Museums at Night Kicks Off This Week!

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After months and months of planning, Museums at NIght,  the annual nighttime festival of arts, heritage and culture, takes place this week – from Thursday May 15 – Saturday May 17, 2014.

Over 500 museums, galleries and historic spaces all over the UK will be opening up after dark to put on a dazzling array of special events: From unique literary talks in castles to star gazing in historic houses; sleepovers in palaces to city-wide culture crawls, the Museums at Night festival offers the chance to experience culture and heritage in a totally unexpected way.

Highlights taking place include Turner prize winning artist Grayson Perry playing teddy bear hide and seek at Yorkshire Museum, celebrated photographer Spencer Tunick travelling down from New Jersey to Folkestone to photograph 125 individual nudes on Folkestone beach and photographer Rankin turning his lens from celebrity to the allotment holders of St Ann’s Allotments, the oldest and largest allotments in the UK.

Many of the UK’s cities, including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Gateshead and Bristol, will be holding city wide cultural festivities, with arts venues, galleries, shops, pubs and bars all taking part in one big cultural mash-up.

At Bullet PR we are lucky enough to be covering both Grayson Perry and Rankin’s events – excited is an understatement!

BBC’s Arts Editor Will Gompertz will present a special programme from Museums at Night at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 17 May, 7pm on BBC Two, with additional coverage of the festival on bbc.co.uk/arts from May 15.

There are nearly 700 events confirmed now. Have a browse around the website to find something you fancy.

www.museumsatnight.org.uk  @MuseumsatNight #MatN2014

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Grayson Perry -Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro