Packed Programme of Activities and Events at The Bowes Museum Lates!

Packed Programme of Activities and Events at The Bowes Museum Lates!

Experience The Bowes Museum after hours during a packed programme of activities and events at the popular Lates! evening on Thursday 8th September.

Complementing the Artists, Farmers and Philosophers symposium taking place in Teesdale, the event, which runs from 5 – 10pm, opens with an opportunity to see the current exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, organised by the V&A. Timed slots can be booked for 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.

From 6pm there is a chance to view the completion of an art installation in the Museum grounds by Finnish artist Henna Asikainen, aided by a group of refugees based in Newcastle.

Inside the building a keynote talk by writer and Fun Palaces director Stella Duffy OBE, which begins at 6.30pm, kickstarts a sequence of informal and entertaining talks about the art, poetry, farming and philosophy of landscape. Kando Theatre for Kids will also be performing shadow puppet theatre from 6.30pm.

Café Bowes will be open to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink, and don’t miss the rare opportunity to head to the very top of the building to catch the stunning view of the sunset from the Library.

The evening rounds off with dancing to the music of refugee band, Crossings.The Lates! evening is free with admission £10.50 for adults, £9.50 concessions and £7.00 for students, and includes admission to the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition. Tickets can be obtained online or in person from The Bowes Museum.

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Information about reopening

We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.

We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.

You can keep up to date with developments, including our reopening date here or on our Facebook and Twitter.