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Leading Contemporary Artists Light Up Museums At Night Festival


Museums at Night, the UK’s annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, will be showcasing the talents of some of the UK’s leading contemporary artists.

This, the second of two Museums at Night festivals this year, takes place over the Halloween weekend, on Friday and Saturday October 30th and 31st.

Museums at Night Gillian Wearing I'm ShyTurner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE, installation artist Luke Jerram, street artist Pure Evil, multidisciplinary artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire and artist Alinah Azadeh will all be collaborating with museums and galleries around the UK to create a series of unique, participatory events.

Elsewhere, venues will be opening their doors til late for a range of Halloween happenings including a Day of the Dead Fiesta at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, a Ghost Walk at Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes, a Halloween night at Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle and a night of pumpkin carving at the Manchester Art Gallery.

The festival is produced by Culture24 an independent non-profit company, which was set up to help the cultural sector connect with audiences. Aside from the festival, Culture 24 publishes cultural websites and leads Let’s Get Real, the collaborative action research project involving cultural organisations across the UK and Europe. 

See interview with Jane Finnis, Chief Executive of Culture24, here.

Details of all Museums at Night events can be found here.

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