RA Lates: Enchanted Cosmos

Royal Academy of Arts


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Saturday 5 September 2015
18:30 - 22:00
Tickets £22
Theatre/Arts, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Funk & Soul
Over 18

Magic meets science at this Late as we celebrate artist Joseph Cornell’s dual fascination with theatrical performance and the infinite awe of the cosmos.

A connoisseur of an astonishing range of subjects, Joseph Cornell was captivated with bygone imagery of celestial maps, fading European hotels, the Romantic ballet and Old Master paintings. At this Late event, we bring his eclectic imagination to life and recreate the worlds captured within his dreamlike, poetic assemblages.

Experience an immersive cosmic installation, Osmo, by Loop.ph who have created an inflatable infinity space that reproduces all 9000 stars visible to the naked eye. Visitors can bathe beneath the artificial stars, whilst listening to ambient music and live sounds from outer space.

Watch exquisite puppetry performances by Theatre of Dolls as they retell the beginning of the universe in our Fine Rooms and listen to opera performances by Carmen Monoxide.

Dance until late at our ‘disco in a box’, courtesy of Vintage Mobile Disco who will DJ from their soundsystem within a repurposed old laundry truck.

Other delights include Cornell inspired collage-making, led by artistKate Crossley and a cosmic salon hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society plus ballet dancing, sci-fi film screenings and cosmic glitter makeovers by Tropical Bird Art with more to be revealed on the night.

Dress code: please come wearing your finest cosmic inspired outfit, there will be prizes awarded on the night for the best dressed.

Check out pictures from our past #RALates on twitter and instagramand on our Flickr page.


Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Nearest station:
Green Park (Tube)


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Really amazing evening, so well thought out, produced and exhibited. Definitely my kind of event! Disappointed that me and my boyfriend weren't allowed into the space installation in the end that we really wanted to see because of capacity issues, could definitely have been dealt with better. But apart from that, amazing night :)
10 Sep 2015 by

Such a magical beautiful evening. The crowd was also really nice and everyone just felt happy to be there enjoying the wonderful cornucopia of art, science, music, dance and delicious food and drink that there was to enjoy. It was. A sensory overload of the best kind- they pulled this off beautifully.
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