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.
Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack
Saturday 9 May 2015, 19.30 start
North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown (map)
One of the UK’s most innovative ensembles, melding heart-rending improvisation with gritty folk and roots music, Dead Rat Orchestra present their own live soundtrack to the classic, controversial and possibly first ever, feature length documentary, Nanook of the North. Released in 1922, R. J. Flaherty’s film proclaims to portray “love and life in the actual artic”, following the so-called daily trials of Inuit people on the edges of the Artic circle.
A film not without its controversies: following the performance, Professor Marcus Banks (University of Oxford) leads discussion into the film’s complexity, examining Flaherty’s romanticised construction of a “pre-industrialised” Inuit family, and other ethical issues of representation and identity. Opportunities for questions and answers.
Tickets available via www.ocmevents.org
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