LiveFriday: October 2014Egyptomania
Friday 31 October, 7–10.30 pm
Free Admission, All Welcome!
When the doors to Tutankhamun’s tomb were opened in 1922, Egypt fever swept the world. On 31 October 2014, LiveFriday will bring Egyptomania to the Ashmolean Museum, as 1920s glamour meets Egyptology.
We invite you all to don a fez, put on your flapper dress, or make an Egyptian outfit for the best Halloween fancy-dress party in town! The evening will be an opportunity to explore the extraordinary fascination with Egyptology during the 1920s.
Confirmed Events and Activities
Music and Performance
Free live performances, including: opera from the Elia Ensemble; comedy from the Oxford Imps; theatre; live jazz and ragtime; belly dancing and lots more.
Fancy Dress Competition
Halloween, Egyptomania or Jazz-Age 1920s – the choice is yours! We will also have a photo booth, and a 1920s catwalk display from the Oxford Fashion Society.
See a spooky Victorian Lantern Slide show, and discover the exploration of mummies in the horror stories of Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker.
Hands-on workshops will give you the chance to create your own 1920s accessories and learn to write hieroglyphs.
Talks and Tours
Leading academics will talk in the galleries about Tut-mania in the 1920s, the process of mummification, and the Ashmolean’s collections from Egypt and Nubia.
Late night opening of the Discovering Tutankhamun exhibition