The Late Shows 15 & 16 May

So much happening with the Late Shows this weekend!

The Late Shows is an inspiring, after dark programme of events and exhibitions centering on the cultural venues in NewcastleGateshead that are usually closed in the evening. The Late Shows began in 2007 and now, in its ninth year, has doubled in size since its beginning.

Museums, galleries and visitor attractions stay up late to encourage people to do something cultural with their evening – in celebration of the international event ‘Museums at Night’.

In the first year, 14 venues took part, rising to more than 50 in 2014.  The Late Shows 2014 was the biggest and most successful yet with 33,000 visits across the weekend.

The Late Shows’ main objective is to encourage people to visit a museum or gallery that they may not have visited before. In particularly, our aim is to attract a younger audience and share loyal audiences between venues.

Venues involved in the evening are asked to programme an event or activity that would be different to their normal offering and over the years we’ve seen everything from interactive art, treasure trails, behind the scenes tours and exhibition previews to live music, DJs, discos and artist talks.

The Late Shows 2015 will take place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May 2015.

For further details have a look at: http://www.thelateshows.org.uk/home.html

 

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