Join The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) for a hair-raising late night opening of the museum to explore the art and science of hope & fear with the Being Human Festival. Dress up in your favourite costume and explore the deadly accidents of the Tudors, find out what sets your heart racing, experience apocalyptic performances, encounter weird phobias, and listen to hopeful choirs. With haunting live performances of dance and music, creepy digital installations, film, cheerful workshops, interactive talks and spookacular exhibits.
This diverse and dynamic evening is supported by the Wellcome Trust and is the national Festival Finale for the Being Human Festival, which is supported by the AHRC and the British Academy. http://beinghumanfestival.org/
The evening will be made up of several large performances in the main atrium of the Museum (orchestra, performances, processions etc) and around 30 activities and events throughout the museum, which will include researchers from across all of the Oxford Humanities Faculties, and also from all of the other Divisions of the University (Social Sciences, Material, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS), and Medical Sciences).
All ages welcomed and encouraged.
FREE, but booking required. Please select your preferred time slot for arrival from the options:
7.00pm, 7.30pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm.
Please note visitors may not be able to see every performance. Most activities are repeated throughout the night so that visitors can experience as much as possible.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages welcomed and encouraged. Though some activities from 9pm onwards will need parental discretion.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are no parking facilities at the Ashmolean Museum. Nearest parking is at Gloucester Green.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No food or drink, no flammables or no weapons (even fake) are allowed. If wearing a costume, please take off any masks at the door.
I want to attend with a large group. How do I do that?
See this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/How_To/how-to-find-and-join-an-existing-event-group?lg=en_GB
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your ticket either printed, or via the Eventbrite app.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?