Saturday 3 March 2018

Museum of London - London Nights events programme now on sale

11 May – 11 November, open late every Friday

Explore the capital after dark through historic and contemporary photography in our new major exhibition at the Museum of London. Through portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, discover how photographers – including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Mitra Tabrizian – have long been inspired by London at night.

From floodlit landmarks to shimmering skylines enjoy spectacular scenes of the illuminated city, confront the more sinister aspects of the capital when darkness falls, then reflect on how Londoners rest, work and play as the sun goes down in one of the greatest metropolises in the world.
London Nights events
London Nights: in conversation
Fri 20 Jul, Fri 14 Sep & Fri 9 Nov, 6.30-9.30pm
Museum of London
Join us for a series of panel discussions exploring the many faces of the city at night with iconic photographers featured in the exhibition. London’s first Night Czar, Amy Lamé, will chair a discussion about London’s vibrant nightlife; renowned editor of photography Zelda Cheatle will invite panellists to recall their experiences of documenting London at night; and documentary photographer Lewis Bush will lead a conversation about the darker side of night-time London.
Special late events
Dates vary
Off site
As the darkness envelopes the capital join us for a series of one-off events celebrating the magic of London at night. Take part in evening classes, screenings, walks and workshops at a special event at Photofusion in Brixton, explore the city’s lesser known nooks and crannies on a night-time walk from the Museum of London to the South Bank, and document one night in the capital from multiple perspectives in an extraordinary late event with Flying Object.

Supported by the Arts Council.
Capture the night: a Lomography workshop
Fri 13 Jul & 12 Oct, 7-10pm
Museum of London
Take part in a unique workshop with Lomography UK and get ready to use 36 frames of pure analogue film with a loaded Simple Use camera. Alternate shots and get creative with Colour Get Flash filters enabling you to tint your photographs with colour.
Photography masterclass
Fri 7 Sep & Fri 21 Sep, 6.30-10.30pm
Museum of London
Join award-winning photographer and filmmaker Gisela Torres on Friday 7 September in a masterclass on portraiture and capturing the human form in the city at night, or spend an evening around the Barbican exploring the intricacies of analogue architectural photography with award-winning photographer Etienne Clément on Friday 21 September.
Events for families
May half term
Sat 26 May – Sun 3 Jun, 11am – 4pm
Explore London at night through hands-on activities suitable for the whole family. Make a Victorian lantern or a neon sign for your bedroom, enjoy singing, performances and magic tricks as we relive London’s evening music halls and listen to captivating stories set in the nocturnal capital.
Partner events
London Nights on film
Sun 13 May – Tue 9 Oct, times vary
Visit the Barbican for a special season of films set in the capital after dark. Spanning genres and styles, this extraordinary programme of contemporary and classic cinema includes works from directors such as Anthony Asquith and Julien Temple.

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