Sussex ArtBeat

Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex

Museums at Night ** 13-16 May 2015 ** Brighton, Eastbourne, Chichester

Museums at Night, which will explode into life from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 May 2015 and Friday 30 – Saturday 31 October 2015, is a biannual UK-wide festival which attracts visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.
Tickets are available for 2015 May festival events from January and for the October festival from June 2015. Website is being updated 24/7 with the latest listings, events are added right up to the festival week – just click through to the venue website to book tickets. Co-ordinated by non-profit cultural publishing organisation Culture24, Museums at Night is an opportunity for the cultural and heritage sector to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media.
Museums at Night ties in with the European campaign, La Nuit Des Musées, and takes place on the weekend nearest to 18 May, International Museums Day. The festival has grown rapidly since Culture24 took it over in 2009, with over 500 participating venues, 700 events and 100,000 visitors in 2014. The BBC covered the festival in 2014, led by an hour-long programme on the Saturday night hosted by Will Gompertz.
Here are a few events from selected locations in Brighton, Eastbourne and Chichester

Nocturnal – Towner’s Museums at Night Party

Towner, Eastbourne

14 May 2015 19:00 – 22:00

This May, we’re celebrating all things that go bump in the night with a special after hours party. Fancy dress is optional, but a party mood is a must for this multi art form event. Expect DJs, live performance, arts and craft, film, talks and more. The theme is nocturnal, so be it an urban fox, the moon, or a vampire, we’re inviting you to get creative and join us for what it set to be a night to remember. Cocktails and food will be on sale from Urban Ground and our exhibitions will be open until 9pm.

Age range 18+ Prices £5/4 conc. & members

Towner Devonshire Park College Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4JJ

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Intuitive Visions: Museums at Night Event

Intuitive Visions: Museums at Night Event

Phoenix Brighton, Brighton

14 May 201519:00 – 21:00

Linked to the Intuitive Visions exhibition at Phoenix Brighton and part of the UK wide Museums at Night programme of late openings in May, Outside In will be holding an informal evening of round-the-table artist talks delivered by a selection of artists represented in the exhibition, as well as live poetry accompanied by drinks and a buffet. We invite you to come along if you are interested in finding out more about the project and the artists involved in the show. To book a free place, please contact: Hannah Whitlock 01243 770 845

Age range: Any age, Family friendly,

Free of charge

Phoenix Brighton 10-14 Waterloo Place Brighton & Hove East Sussex BN2 9NB

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The Body: Life Drawing and Dance

The Body: Life Drawing and Dance

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

14 May 2015 18:00 – 22:30

A late night opening with Gallery-wide activities based around the theme of the body to tie in with the Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm and Drawing the Nude exhibitions. As part of Museums at Night 2015, there will be one off experiences including life drawing and interpretative dance performances. Special dining options in The Pallant Kitchen with music in the courtyard will make for an unmissable evening at the Gallery.

Age range: Any age

Prices: Look out for further details via the Gallery eBulletin, website and Facebook page. Free of charge

Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant Chichester West Sussex PO19 1TJ

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The Great Escape presents...

The Great Escape presents…

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton

16 May 2015 19:00 – 22:00

Limited number of tickets available for this very special Museums at Night event hosted by Brighton Museum and The Great Escape. See the gallery spaces transformed by a series of exclusive acoustic performances from a whole host of artists hand picked by Europe’s leading festival for new music. You might just catch the next big thing!

Age range: 18+, Not suitable for children

Prices: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Free entry with a Great Escape Festival wristband. Please phone 03000 290902 to book or buy tickets from any of our venues.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery Royal Pavilion Gardens Brighton & Hove East Sussex BN1 1EE

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Fortress Film Screening - Jaws

Fortress Film Screening – Jaws

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne

16 May 2015 19:00 – 22:00

This is the 3rd year the Redoubt has hosted a film screening for Museums at Night, and we are proud to present the terrifying seaside classic! Come and explore our Treasure exhibition before heading in to the film screening. Refreshments available from The Outpost Cafe. Over 12’s only.

Age range: 14-15, 16-17, 18+ Prices £6

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum Royal Parade Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 7AQ


Sleepover at the Museum

Sleepover at the Museum

The Novium, Chichester

16 May 2015 19:00 – 23:59

Bring your family for a special sleepover at the museum, with torch lit tours, games and snoring. The sleepover will run until 8AM on Saturday 17 May.

Age range: 5-6, 7-10, 11-13, 16-17, 14-15, 18+, Family friendly

Prices: £15 per person: 10% discount for Young Friends.

Advance booking is essential, please call 01243 775888

The Novium Tower Street Chichester West Sussex PO19 1QH

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