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Culture of Lates - Conference

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

A Culture of Lates: how do museum Lates build audiences & generate income? The conference for museum/gallery after-hours events programmers, venue decision-makers and night-time economy people.

Date: Friday 1 June

Time: 10am – 5:30pm

Place: National Gallery, London

Tickets: Tickets are £109 including lunch and refreshments

Are you an events producer keen to start a fresh programme at your museum, gallery, library or historic house? Perhaps you’re a ‘Lates Leader’, creating exciting after-hours events for your town’s night-time cultural offer? Or do you want your museum to play a more active role in your town’s night-time economy, but don’t know where to start?

If any of these sound like you, then ‘A Culture of Lates’ is the one sector conference not to miss this summer! Come and explore the role of after-hours events in the context of the night-time economy, meet and network with museum programmers and event organisers from all over the UK, join the debate, learn how after-hours programming will generate income for your museum and take home top tips on running a successful and unique event.

A stellar line-up of speakers has already been confirmed including:

  • Tim Ross, Australian comedian, TV presenter and host of 2017’s ‘Man about the BT Tower’ event, who will explain how he uses comedy to create original heritage interpretation events and Instagram to market them.
  • The Godmother of Lates, the identity of the original instigator of Lates in this country will be revealed and they will be recalling how it all started at the V&A in 2001!
  • Abigail Daikin, Events Director at Time Out, the media outlet that supports Lates all over the world
  • Sam Bompas, Experience Designer and Jellymonger from Bompas & Parr, who flooded the ss Great Britain with 55,000 litres of luminous jelly for Museums at Night 2012
  • Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Kate Rolfe, Head of Events at the National Gallery, joined by colleagues for a panel discussion
  • Lucy Woodbridge, Head of Visitor Events at the Natural History Museum

Read more about the speakers on the Museums at Night website Conference Page. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Image: © / Jon Reid and Museum of London

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