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Friday, 10 May 2019
RAMM Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 10 May

New for 2019

Delight in an after-hours night of exploration and entertainment. An evening to expand your mind and stimulate your senses, it will include performances and music, engaging talks and hands-on activities and the chance to delve further into our exhibitions and stunning collections. Or simply sit back and relax with friends over a drink or a bite to eat.

RAMM Pub Quiz – Exploring the senses 
Join quizmaster extraordinaire Cathy Peace and take part in our first ever interactive pub quiz. Test your knowledge whilst using your senses. Touch, smell, see, hear and taste your way along a sensory journey; identifying objects, investigating smells and naming tunes. Take part with friends or join in with brainy looking strangers. Spaces on the night will be allocated on a first come basis.

Life Model Drawing Lessons 
Come and join a relaxed drawing class whatever your drawing ability, Dan Whiteson will guide you through a fascinating workshop where you’ll be able to explore your mind’s eye through a dynamic series of exercises which will help you to draw from a life model.

Dan Whiteson is a professional artist and drawing teacher and hosts classes across London and the UK. Working with venues such as The Wallace Collection, The Courtauld Institute, Sotheby’s & Village Underground, he has crafted his own unique approach to teaching drawing. Using an informal, relaxed approach Dan will deliver a fun and relaxing life drawing class.

Pre-Booking essential. You can only book onto one of these workshops if you have a ticket to Lates. You will not be permitted access if you don’t. Book now.

Walk and Talk of Extreme Imagination: inside the mind’s eye
When you daydream, remember, or think of someone you know, do you see a picture in your mind? Is it extremely clear and vivid? Or foggy? If you had no image at all in your mind’s eye, would this affect your work if you were an artist? Join one of the Curators behind this exhibition as they walk you through some of the works of the 22 artists featured and talk to you about the project behind this exhibition.

Delve further into the collection – Local Archaeology
Join Assistant Curator Tom Cadbury and Finds Liaison Officer Lucy Shipley to learn about some of the most exciting and important archaeological finds we have here in the museum. What should you do if you find something when out on a walk or digging the garden? How do you learn more about your find and get it added to Devon’s archaeological record?

Folk Band – Spin 2
Spin 2 perform beautiful songs and brilliant instrumentals written with flavours of folk, bossa, eastern, jazz. They are fronted by exciting fiddle player Ali Jones (ex Barely works) and Chris Rudd on bouzouki, guitar and voice with Jamie Jones Rudd (The Rushes) on mandolin, guitar and voice and a dynamic rhythm section of Gemma Allen on drums and Damien Scarr on double bass. You will hear a fantastic combination of instrumental virtuosity and soulful melodies from this talented and well-travelled band.

DJ John
Dr John’s experimental African Disco: the sound of diaspora.

Robin Fox – Magician
Be amazed by Magician Robin Fox. For Robin, magic is a way of life, an art and a philosophy. Robin lives in Devon, and as well as magic he is fascinated by the history of the Middle Ages and the Victorian era.

Clive Pig – Storyteller and Singer
Clive PiG is a globetrotting storyteller, poet and potato juggler. This travelling talesman has shared stories in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, sung songs on TV in New York City and spouted poetry at Number 10 Downing Street. Following recent storytelling shenanigans in Argentina, Oman & Uganda Clive is delighted to tell tales as part of RAMM Lates. Clive will tell three tales collected on recent globetrotting shenanigans.

• La Guitara. A tragic tale of love and loss from Argentina sung to the accompaniment of Clive’s painted guitar.
• Father of Seven Sons, Mother of Seven Daughters.
A soulful bedouin tale from the deserts of Arabia heard on a recent trip to Oman
• A Man of Iron.
A rhythmical Ugandan story about a wily blacksmith who saves his life by using his wits to trick the king.

University of Exeter – “What would it be like to stand on the surface of another planet?” – Virtual Reality Tour of planets outside our solar system
To celebrate the UNESCO International Day of Light 2019, researchers from the University of Exeter will be providing hands-on demonstrations of how light affects our daily lives. From explaining the colours we see in the sky, to writing with light, and seeing how nature manipulates light to produce colour, there will be plenty to see, interact with, and learn. Modern display technologies also harness light to allow us to answer questions like “What would it be like to stand on the surface of another planet?” Researchers have teamed up with a group of astrophysicists to create a scientifically accurate, virtual reality tour of six planets discovered outside our solar system. So strap on a VR headset, surf the giant waves of Kepler-62e, and gaze across the lava fields of 55 Cancri e.

Solar Panel Artist – Chloe Uden Art and Energy
Girl power and the art that can charge your mobile phone. Chloe Uden from Art and Energy is re-imagining solar photovoltaics as a material for making art so that people can have beautiful solar panels for special places. Most people think that energy is boring and solar panels are ugly but at RAMM Lates, you will be able to see some of the first examples of solar panel artwork that might change your mind about how the future could look. In this 10 minute chat, Chloe will tell you how she and a gang of her girlfriends made these early pieces at her kitchen table and how somehow, they can generate more power than a standard solar panel.

‘Are You Comfortable?’ – Sound piece: Katherine Stevens
Listen to this spoken-word interactive audio experience which asks audiences to interrogate the ways in which they self-identify. What makes you ‘YOU’? Is it how you stand? How you talk? Is it the clothes you wear? The way you think? Do other people know who you are? Who you really are? Guided by poetry and movement, ’Are You Comfortable?’ makes us look at ourselves differently. Through a series of meditations, exercises and cues, you can engage personally with the comfort and discomfort of yourself and those around you.

The Rainbow Trail
RAMM will be launching The Rainbow Trail to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History in the lead-up to Exeter Pride celebrations in the city centre the following day. The trail explores gender and sexual diversity across time, place and culture. Join us to discover fascinating stories through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual-related (LGBTQIA) objects.

The Rainbow Trail was designed by Natalie McGrath and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter) together with young LGBTQIA+ people from the X-Plore Youth Group and Exeter College’s LGBTQ+ Society.

Taste bud explosion with Chococo
Explore flavour combinations of chocolate and see which makes your taste buds tingle.

Mosaic Mania
Create your own piece of mosaic art. Draw inspiration from our exhibition of Elaine M Goodwin’s art, or get messy and create a Roman-inspired ‘un-swept floor.’

Looking the Part
A chance for you to access our costume collection and take some photos of your friends.

Roman Handling Collection
Explore the archaeology of Roman Devon.

Games in the Shop
Try your hand at visual, memory and mosaic games in the RAMM Shop.

There will be a bar on the evening for you to purchase drinks from. If you return with your glass and re-use it on the night you will receive 10% off your next drink.

The RAMM Café will be serving food for you to enjoy. On the menu will be Mac n cheese, hot dogs, paninis and soup. Both vegetarian and vegan options of the dishes will be available. .

Over 18s only.

RAMM Lates are supported by the RAMM Development Trust