LiveFriday: July 2013
Oxford's Weekend Starts Here...
Free Admission, All Welcome!
On the last Friday of each month, the Museum will open its doors from 7.00 – 10.30 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to see the collections and major exhibitions after hours. Interactive events including theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks will be on offer, with drinks and dinner in the rooftop Dining Room on Level 4 and a bar in the vaulted Café on the Lower Ground Level.
Friday 26 July 2013
7.00 – 10.30pm
Focussing on analogue photography, The Ashmolean entices you to join the LomoCaterpillar a continuous photochain, strike a pose in a gallery and try out some innovative analogue techniques. From sun prints to SLRs, Lomos to instant photographs, share the fascination of old school colour and composition in an unmissable evening of creative photographic fun.
Step inside an enormous Camera Obscura on the Ashmolean forecourt; bring along any analogue photos that you’re happy to part with and swap them for something different on the night at the Photo Swap Shop, or smile for the camera in the LomoCaterpillar photochain that will weave around the museum between 8 and 9pm.
Look out for a pop up exhibition of photographs taken by local photographers, Seeing Oxford in a Different Light, and be sure to enter the Lomo Prize Draw and attend the Lomo presents Analogue Lifestyle talk in the Lecture Theatre to be in with a chance of leaving with an eyeful and a bagful of Lomo freebies!
The evening will also feature a late night ticketed performance in the Ashmolean’s vaulted café. See below for details ...
26th July 2013. Doors 10.15pm, performance 10.30 – 11.30pm £7 in advance, £9 on the door – Buy online.
Access via the forecourt to the side of the main entrance to the Ashmolean
Born from Oxford’s famously innovative artistic community, Chad Valley’s musical ambition has always stretched far beyond the context of its creation. Early EPs, Chad Valley and Equatorial Ultravox, were produced in the now-26-year old Hugo Manuel’s bedroom, but conveyed exotic flair fit for the early hours.
Submerge yourself in the transatlantic influences of Chad Valley’s new album, Young Hunger, a euphoric gem that blends unusual songwriting sensibilities with inviting, major key arrangements in this special gig in the Ashmolean’s subterranean vaulted café space.
Hugo is also a prominent member of Blessing Force, the OX4 art collective. Look out for a forthcoming feature about Chad Valley on the Lomography website.