Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
The best way to see art and culture
Horniman Museum and Gardens
This weekend, one of the most cultural events of the year is happening: Museums at Night. The galleries and museums of London, taking part in the Night of European Museums, remain open from dusk to dawn, or nearly. For four days, events will take place, not only in London but throughout the whole country. You may discover new places that you've never before visited or rediscover a known place by night.
Some lesser known museums opening their doors late to be discovered by the public include the Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising with their exhibition Neuroscience – Why People buy; and the Freud Museum of London and their exhibition Rescuing Repression from Repression: Freud's 1915 Classic Revisited or the Fulham Palace. These places are open until at least 9 pm on their Museums at Night day. Other places have organized very interesting events in addition to their usual collections. Below are a few I have selected.
Horniman Museum and Gardens will present music, curator tours, and surprising performances, as well as shows from experimental theatre company, People Show, performing with students from the University of Roehampton. There will also be night-time stories in the gardens, photo booths and gardening lessons, as well as food and drink at the cafe, street food stalls, and bars. This will happen on the 18th, from 18:30 until 21:30, with an entry price of £5.
All Saints Church, Cambridge
The All Saints Church in Cambridge, will invite you to come for Gothic storytelling with torches and shadows. It's the best way to introduce kids to Gothic art and churches, or simply to get a different experience of your usual church. It is a drop-in visit, free of charge, so come early! It will happen on the 19th, from 18:00 until 21:00.
A two-day course introducing all of Michelangelo's major works will take place at the National Gallery, exploring his stylistic development and his work. The prices are £48/£40 conc./£36 Members, can get a total of 10 hours of knowledge with a private guide, in a small group. This will happen on the 19th and 20th but book quickly if you are interested.