Museum lates in September
Kate Mosse talks taxidermy, murder at the museum and a sonic art takeover – our pick of the most exciting after-hours events taking place at museums and galleries in September.
5 September, 50% off with National Art Pass
Innovative sonic artist Scanner – known for his previous collaborations with Steve McQueen and Bryan Ferry – will be taking over the Museum of London for an evening of audio-themed entertainment. Scanner has taken the museum's Bridge exhibition as the inspiration for a new sonic installation, which will be heard on the evening for the very first time. He will also play two exclusive live sets that feature snippets of scanned telephone calls from across the city. Other highlights of the programme include a London oriented playlist, that the artist has co-curated with Brian Eno and an Art of Listening workshop run by Helen Frosi from the SoundFjorb Lab. Meanwhile, Carol Hobkinson from Bitter Sweet frequencies, invites visitors to take part in a live event exploring how sound frequencies affect the sensation of taste.
2. Turner Contemporary, Margate
7 September, standard entry charge
Acclaimed pianist Ashley Wass plays Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 “Pastoral”, which he says has been 'my favourite symphony, for as long as I can remember'. After the performance you can enjoy a private evening view of the gallery's current exhibition, Mondrian and Colour. Funds raised from the event will support the Turner Contemporary charity.
Runs from 6.30pm. Tickets £20, book online.
3. Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
11 September, standard entry charge
Best-selling author Kate Mosse is on hand to discuss her new novel The Taxidermist's Daughter, while further entertainment comes in the form of collection tours, live music and a taxidermy photobooth. Don't miss the talk by Jazmine Miles-Long – an 'ethical taxidermist' and artist who only works with animals that have died from natural causes.
Runs 6.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets £10, book online.
4. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
11 September, free to all
Pop-up talks, experimental drawing sessions and curator-led tours make up this evening event, part of the summer-long celebration of Scottish contemporary art. Artist Roderick Buchanan makes a special appearance to discuss themes of identity in his work – such as 1995's Soda Stream, which is on display in the gallery.
Runs 5-7pm. No booking required.
5. The Bowes Museum, County Durham
26 September, standard entry charge
One of the artists whose work appears in the museum’s collection has died and it's your job to deduce who has committed the dastardly deed. There will be further entertainment by Cream Tees Folk Band, and a library tour with archivist Judith Phillips.
Runs 6-10pm. Tickets £5.