LiveFriday: March 2014
Oxford's Weekend Starts Here...
Free Admission, All Welcome!
On LiveFridays the Ashmolean opens its doors from 7.00 – 10.30 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the Museum and see the collections after hours. Interactive events including theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks are also 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.
LiveFriday March 2014
Friday 14 March, 7–10.30 pm
WISDOM, WONDERS AND WIDGETS
LiveFriday will return to the Ashmolean on 14 March 2014 in a special collaboration with Oxford Brookes University; in 1865, in a single room at the Taylorian Institute, beside the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Brookes was established as the Oxford School of Art. To launch a programme of celebrations for the 150th anniversary, the LiveFriday team and Brookes have curated an evening of performance and interactive events. Drawing on the expertise of Oxford Brookes’ Faculties of Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, and Technology, Design and Environment, the evening will explore the rich educational opportunities provided by Brookes over the course of its history.
Visitors will be able to interact with ‘Artie’ the Robothespian robot and view a number of ‘widgets’, including racing cars built by students and a pair of mountain bikes made from bamboo. Pioneering eye tracking technology will show visitors how the human eye looks at paintings. Indian drummers Dhol2Dhol will liven the forecourt whilst those enjoying drinks in the vaulted café will be accompanied by performances by local bands Traps, The Sea The Sea and Toliesel. Individual performances by Sharmayne Hensley (Shampers), Oxford Ambient Collective, Sian Magill, Corrina Connor and Latin Tuned will be showcased throughout the museum’s unique spaces. Brookes drama students will re-enact the period of Brookes’ foundations whilst roaming the Galleries in Victorian guise. Alongside these thespian performers, student-run Brookes TV station will be hosting a pop-up studio conducting interviews with VIP visitors, performers and LiveFriday supporters.