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Friday 25 November, 7 – 10.30pm
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LiveFriday: November 2016

LiveFriday November 2016

Friday 25 November, 7–10.30 pm
All Welcome!

Dress up in your spookiest costume and explore ghosts and ghouls after dark at the Ashmolean, with music, dance, film, workshops, performance and more.

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) has teamed up with the Ashmolean Museum for FrightFriday, a special late night opening of the museum to explore the art and science of Hope and Fear. The Rooftop Restaurant and Crypt Café will also be open all evening.


With exciting live performances of dance and music, digital installations, film, workshops and interactive talks and exhibits, the Ashmolean will come alive for a whole evening with Humanities researchers converging on the themes of Hope and Fear and the Ashmolean collections.

This diverse and dynamic evening is supported by the Wellcome Trust and is the national Festival Finale for the Being Human Festival, which is led by the School of Advanced Study, university of London in partnership with the AHRC and the British Academy.

The evening will be made up of several large performances in the main atrium of the Museum (orchestra, performances, processions etc) and around 30 activities and events throughout the museum, which will include researchers from across all of the Oxford Humanities Faculties, and also from all of the other Divisions of the University (Social Sciences, Material, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS), and Medical Sciences).


Follow this link to download the PDF programme.


For the latest programme news and event updates, please join the event on Facebook.

Follow this link to join the FrightFriday Facebook event.

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 Restaurant and Crypt Café stays open all evening.