Apr 03 2017
After a break in the cold winter months of December and January, we’ve been enjoying the beginning of spring and the return of our Live Lates. Events Assistant Laura Feltham gives us a run-down of what’s been happening and what’s in store.
Museums Sheffield’s programme of Live Lates grabbed my attention from the moment I moved to the city so it’s an absolute pleasure that I now get to work on them and introduce our latest series here!
To start our season of Live Lates, we marked LGBT History month and the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality with a psychedelic evening of celebration. On Friday 24 Feb, we danced to the sounds of the 60s with DJ Heather Paterson, painted live art with Charly Calpin and remembered our LGBT+ heroes with a rainbow memory wall and LBGT+ history timeline. If you missed that Friday, never fear! There are plenty more evenings to come!
In 1964 Bob Moog created the Moog synthesiser and changed how we make music forever. March’s Live Late hosted a fantastic evening of performance from Fay and Ayse from Savages and Blood Sport, as they experiment with a plethora of vintage Moog equipment. We were so excited to be hosting this legendary lab on a night of experimental unique sound.
April’s Live Late will be a chance to see our collections in a whole new light as we take inspiration from Millennium Gallery’s current What Can Be Seen exhibition. Artists Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat delved into the city’s permanent collection to create new pairings and connections that examine why we collect, how it helps us to understand the world around us and how we can then protect those collections for year to come. On Friday 28 April, we’ll try our hand at collecting and categorising the everyday with the marvellous Dr Cruickshanks: Curator of Strange and Curious Things. Bring along your treasures or render their likeness in clay, drawings or poetry. Tell us about your weird and wonderful collections with #WCBSLL or grab a drink and listen to a collection of excellent songs.
Join us at Weston Park Museum on 19th May for our final Live Late of the season that celebrates our exhibition Stories from the East: The Grice Ivories. We’ll explore the fascinating history of the Ivories and celebrate Chinese culture whilst also examining how the modern day ivory trade affects wildlife. We’re very excited to be joined by curator Clare Starkie and Amelia Knowlson who will be showing 3D printed details of the ivories as a chance to get closer to the pieces than ever before.
I hope you can join us at a Live Late soon!
Image: Top: Live art at LBGT+ History Live Late . Image © Andy Brown