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Friday 27 June 2014, 7.00–10.30pm

LiveFriday: June 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 June 2014

Friday 27 June, 7–10.30 pm

LoveFriday welcome the summer LiveFriday to the Ashmolean for an evening dedicated to Love. Visitors will be invited to seek out love in the museum’s collection; through musical and theatrical performances and interactive workshops. Offering a shared journey, whether as a pre-existing couple or about to be acquainted, you can look forward to exploring the Museum and meeting like-minded people.


Download the programme

Speed Dating

Speed dating in the Cast Gallery run by Ghazala Umar of Dine Together. Sessions will run at 7.30pm and 8.30pm and spaces are limited. Follow this link to find out more and book online.


Vox Steady performance, from Oxford's rock, pop, soul and jazz choir for adults
Folk Duo Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Morheim perform a love-themed programme
Out Of The Blue, Oxford University's all-male acapella heartthrobs who recently appeared on Britain's Got Talent
Opera Anywhere pop-up performances
Babylove Bar DJs in the Cafe


16|22 Young Company from Oxford Playhouse will perform a site-specific piece in the Italian Renaissance Gallery
Oxford Imps will perform comedy
Characters from Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors will be roaming the Museum all evening
Mesopotamian storytelling from Zipang
Medieval storytelling


With the Oxford University Salsa Society


Classes from The School of Life:

  • Brennan Jacoby - How to Make Love Last
  • Susan Quilliam - Online Dating and Moving on from a Relationship
  • David Waters - How Necessary is a Relationship?

Vox Steady song workshop - learn how to sing a popular love song in harmony
The Ashmolean's Eastern Art Department will open their Study Room up with a special display
Craft workshop from Oxford University Museums and Collections' HLF Trainees


Special gallery talks and tours all evening


Specially-designed Ashmolean love trail
TalkAbout conversation trails, including a session on how to use them