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.

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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

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Bullet PR have been appointed by  The Arts Foundation to work on the PR for the Arts Foundation Awards 2017.

The Arts Foundation supports emerging artists across a range of artforms. Six awards, totalling £78,000 were given for 2017. The winners were Joanna Walsh for Creative Non-Fiction, Sam Stevens for Essay Filmmaking , Max Frommeld for Furniture Design, Lauren Kinsella for Jazz Composition, Ivan Ifekoya for Live Art and Julian Melchiorri for Materials Innovation.

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Lauren Kinsella: Winner Jazz Composition

The winners were presented with their awards by guest of honour Will Self at ceremony that took place at Conway Hall, London.

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Joanna Walsh: Winner Creative Non-Fiction & Will Self.

Previous winners have included film director Carol Morley (2003) and BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (2001), writers Ali Smith and Michel Faber and Artistic Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris (Theatre Directing 2002).

Since the inception of its Fellowship Scheme, over £1,700,000 has been awarded by The Arts Foundation, supporting numerous artists from the fields of Performing and Visual Arts, Crafts, Literature, New Media, Film and Design.