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AfterHours evenings offer interactive encounters with the collections. Each with its own unique theme, AfterHours presents the chance to explore the galleries - with friends or independently - over a drink from our cash bar and in a childfree environment.

Expect interesting collaborations, live performances, music, object handling, talks, tours and taster-workshops.

AfterHours events are part of Project VERVE's public programme, Need/Make/Use, and they happen regularly throughout the year. Keep an eye on our What’s On pages for regular updates.

Sande

The Body and Beyond: constructing and transcending the human form

3, 10, 17 & 24 June, 17.30-20.00

Fully Booked

Over the course of four interactive evening workshops you’ll deconstruct and challenge ‘Western’ conventions to define, represent and think about the ‘body’ while exploring cross-cultural ways of ‘making’ the body and constructing its meaning.

Uniquely, objects will be taken off display for students to draw, and some sessions will include life drawing in the galleries.

£36 (£28 students) for all four sessions. Fee includes materials and refreshments. Participants must be aged 18+.


Peru

Meet My World:
Peruvian ‘Edible’ Cinema!

Friday 10 July, 19.00 start (£12)

Join us for an intimate evening of unique short films, created by Quechua children living in the Andes, and brought to life by directors of Amantani children’s charity and world-renowned archaeologist and broadcaster, Dr. Jago Cooper (British Museum). Explore Peruvian objects on display in the Museum while sipping a beer or cocktail! Tickets include Peruvian snacks and a drink, and proceeds from the evening will support Amantani’s work in the Andean region.

What to Expect: short films created and presented by indigenous children living in the Andes of Peru; inspiring talks from Dr Jago Cooper and Amantani; delicious Peruvian food thanks to ‘From Peru to You’ | Facebook group

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Bowie

Cult Screens: Cinema at the Museum

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September, 19.00

Enjoy a late summer weekend of film on the Museums' lawn. We've teamed up with Cult Screens to bring you an 80s classic and a recent hit that complement different aspects of the Museum's personality. On Saturday we screen Labyrinth (1986), following David Bowie and a host of Jim Henson creations through an eccentric fantasy world. On Sunday, we screen The Imitation Game (2014), a historical thriller exploring the life of master problem-solver, Alan Turing.

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Day of the dead

Day of the Dead

Friday 30 October 2015, 19.00

Shake Oxford’s dreaming spires awake as we bring Mexico’s Day of the Dead fiesta to the Museum. Explore traditions and crafts associated with this eclectic Central American festival and find out how communities across the globe celebrate, mourn and remember their dead. Expect performances, workshops, short talks and Halloween-themed cocktails!

Details and ticket information coming soon.

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Previous After Hours Events:

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