Be one of the first to see the new display, Outside Edge, which opens on the first late of 2008 chronicling a journey through black British lesbian and gay history. Outside Edge publicly commemorates the people and events that have shaped the lives of black LGBT, from the colourful, pop filled 80s to the post-millenial noughties. Ajamu, curator and co-founder of rukus! black LGBT archive will speak alongside Valerie Mason-John and Neil Young, Co-ordinator LGBT Communities at GLA to launch the small exhibition that coincides with LGBT month.
Sukhdev Sandhu will be taking you on a different kind of journey as he talks about his book ‘Night Haunts: A journey through Nocturnal London’. It features stories of the untold underbelly of London; tone poems about Thames bargers, office cleaners and urban fox hunters amongst many other characters. Sukhdev Sandhu will be in conversation with Sara Wajid, editor of www.untoldlondon.org.uk about the changing character of the ‘London night’ over the 20th century.
Plus, DJ Silk will be spinning some R&B, dance and old skool crafting the perfect party vibe to enjoy a drink to in the foyer bar.
As always, the rest of the Museum is staying up late, giving you time to take in the 2000 years of docklands history and tales of the river, port and people – including the new London, Sugar & Slavery gallery. And if you want your Docklands evening to continue, why not go next door to 1802, the Museum’s bar, for some Soul Food Tunes and speciality cocktails until 11pm.
The Museum will be staying open late from 6pm to 9pm; entry to the Museum is FREE from 4.30pm on Thursday 7 February.
For more information visit www.museumindocklands.org.uk/late or call 0870 444 3855. For more information on Time Out First Thursdays visit www.firstthursdays.co.uk. And for more information about late night cultural events across London visit www.lates.org