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.
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.
Full listings of all events can be found at www.museumsatnight.org.uk
In what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the Museums at Night festival, the RAF Museum in North London will provide a fitting and atmospheric backdrop for the band as they perform their debut release – The War Room EP – in its entirety. Granted unique access to propaganda films from WWII-era Britain by the BFI, the band perform in front of breathtaking visuals to a soundtrack of atmospheric synths, pounding drums, Krautrock guitars and poignant piano – beaming the past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projections.
In addition to Public Service Broadcasting’s set you can expect a night of 40s, 50s and 60s themed entertainment: the chance to take part in a mission to knit a life sized plane in a recreation 1940s living room, whilst being serenaded by a live cabaret singer; a 50s and 60s Silent Disco, and traditional games of giant snakes and ladders – all taking place within the shadow of an RAF Lancaster Bomber. Tickets go on sale 10th February, priced £28 plus booking fee, and will be available at https://royalairforcemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/tickets