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Friday 9 September, 7–10.30pm
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LiveFriday: September 2016

Under The Sea
LiveFriday September 2016

Friday 9 September, 7–10.30 pm
All Welcome!

Climb aboard the Ashmolean and explore the high seas with Creation Theatre! With 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and Creation Theatre's 20th birthday, the event will involve live performances of famous storms in the bard’s plays. Discover the treasures of the Ashmolean, live performances, music, hands on creative workshops, behind-the-scenes talks, and get your quota of grog at The Galley Café and the Crow's Nest Dining Room.

'It Came From The Sea' fancy dress theme, with prizes for the best costume!

Supported by the Arts Council England.


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'It Came From The Sea' fancy dress theme, with prizes for the best costume!


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Acts, Talks, Performances, Workshops, and Music include:

Performances of Shakespearean shipwrecks, storms and wars from The Tempest, King Lear and many more – a shipwrecked ceilidh – tales from the sea – Flights of Helios – Short Drag Roger sea-shanties – an immersive storm room – a new ‘tour’ by guest theatre company The Factory – tornado demonstrations – sea-life collage – jellyfish puppet-making – pirate mask-making – nautical face-painting – talks, tours and more

Ashmolean LiveFridays

The Ashmolean opens its doors 7–10.30 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience the Museum and see the collections after hours. Interactive events include theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks. The Rooftop Dining Room and Crypt Café stays open all evening.