16 May 2018

Museums at Night: Trying it on

Join us for a Museums at Night spectacular!

With performances created by one of the UK’s leading choreographers, this Museums at Night will feature stunning costumes by award winning designers.

Based on notions of identity, class and gender, take this opportunity to catch outstanding performances, explore the whole museum, enjoy a drink, encounter surprises and pay a visit to our Grayson Perry exhibition.

Performed by six dancers with a sound track by Steve Blake and costumes by Academy award winners Sandy Powell, Emma Fryer and Simon Vincenzi, Trying it on looks at class and gender through the inimitable eye of one of the UK’s leading, iconoclastic choreographers – Lea Anderson MBE.

Alongside the performances, ‘hyperactive drag queen’ Aida H Dee will be mingling with the crowd looking for banter! Her favourite colour is glitter by the way.

alldaybreakfast will be using image and word play to reveal aspects of identity within each of us.

Creative Youth Network are bringing a photo booth for you to create the perfect selfie – choose your background and dressing up in clothes before crafting your perfect pose. What will your choice of clothes say about you? You can also help them build a collective ‘tapestry’ around class taste and identity – make a slogan, cut-out images or draw your own.

See elaborate costumes from UWE Bristol students, watch a film by Katy Bauer in our contemporary art gallery or simply enjoy some music from DJ Alex Talossa in the bar area.

Museums at Night

Museums at Night is the UK-wide festival of ‘lates’ in museums and galleries, produced by Culture24. Held twice a year, it invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways and this year it explodes to life on 16 – 19 May 2018.

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