The RA becomes your playground for the night...
Come and experience art, music, cocktails, mermaid life drawing, performance art, tropical funk DJs, craft activities, talks and more at the RA’s end of summer party on Piccadilly.
Wander through our courtyard, temporary nomadic yurt and gilded Fine Rooms to discover mermaid life drawing, tropical disco dancing, an immersive production of Milton’s Paradise Lost, palm trees, secret bars, Egyptian holographic fairy tales, mermaid crown making, talks on Greek mythology and utopia, Persephone-inspired performance art, and much more to be revealed …
Dress code: otherworldly sublime
Think fantastical creatures, mermaids and mermen, bewitching underworld inhabitants and mythical characters.
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Step into an outdoor tropical Arcadian paradise bedecked with palm trees, sculptures and creative activities, including:
-Mermaid crown-making workshop led by headdress designer and artist Caroline Young
-African drumming performances by Henri Gao Bi
-Tropical garden photobooth and costumes by Lova Avedian and Ciara Monahan
-Plus games, soundscapes, sculptures and artist installations to be announcedNomadic yurt
Enter our large-scale temporary yurt to discover:
Mermaid Life Drawing with Art Macabre
Tropical Funk DJ set by DJ Kobayashi'Paradise Lost' experience
Immersive production company Wilson & Hart present a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost epic. Enter into the purgatorial airport and choose your route through the RA’s gilded Fine Rooms. The choices you make will lead you to Heaven or Hell, where communal salvation or an isolating nightmare await…Mythical theatre
Lose yourself in live performances inspired by myths and fairy tales
Holographic visuals and live music performances by artist Adeline Rozario, inspired by Egyptian Fairy Tales
Live performance art by artist Lia Ikkos, a retelling of the Persephone myth incorporating opera, dance and electronic musicUnderworld, Utopia and sci-fi lectures
Join a series of discussions and informal talks led by historians and academics about Utopia, sci-fi, mythical cults and ancient festivals.Matisse's Paper Garden
Take part in this drop-in workshop creating paper flowers and foliage inspired by our current exhibition Matisse in the StudioPlus exclusive after-hours private view of the RA's exhibitions including:Summer Exhibition 2017
, Matisse in the Studio
and Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA
(note that entry is subject to exhibition capacities on the night)Street food stalls and cocktail bars
A selection of London’s finest street food stalls provided by Feast It, with cocktail bars by Peter Spanton
And more to be revealed ...
Watch this space for more programme announcements, including Lego building, secret bars and more spaces to discover …
"An immersive experience you won't want to miss" - List of Life
"Fantastic event with more to do than expected – a wonderful atmosphere too. Perfect for a balmy summer evening!" - Guest at RA Lates: The Summer Circus, July 2016
"Ridiculously trendy" - Culture Whisper