Try something new, do something different!
An upbeat, energetic night out with loads of stuff to do. Listen to some music, have a laugh and take part in odd activities. Then grab some food in our café or a drink in the bar and share stories and meet new people.
For one night only, four times a year, we work with artists and scientists from the whole of the UK, from different walks of life and backgrounds to bring brilliant minds together.
Get to know your face like never before in this night inspired by our brand new exhibition, In Your Face.
Lower Ground Floor Drop In
Caricaturist Let our caricaturist capture your likeness digitally. Great for profile pictures!
How Are You Feeling? Watch how new technology from Bradford University can read your face with Dr Hassan Ugail.
Hyper Realistic Masks Jet Sanders brings her spookily accurate human masks to discuss the psychological effects on the wearer.
African Masks Use human facial features and their proportional properties to create a stylised, decorative drawn face mask.
Facial Reconstruction See how experts use state of the art technology to 3D print and implant facial prosthetics. Note: there will be some graphic imagery playing.
Vital Signs Dr David Harris-Birtill brings his facial recognition technology which is being used to detect patients in need of emergency care.
Ground Floor Drop in; timed shows 15 minutes long
7.30pm The Face Show Join poet, writer, comedian and 2013 “Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe” winner Rob Auton as he leads you through his weird and wonderful world of faces.
8.00pm Aardman Expressions Come along and see how Aardman, the studio that brought us Wallace and Gromit, draw their way a huge variety of expressions!
Helping to Catch Criminals Take part in a real psychology experiment with Leeds University that contributes to a project helping the police to improve the likeness of photo fits.
Level One Drop in
Cellfies Take a different kind of selfie with Cancer Researc h UK using your own cheek cells!
Storyboarding with Aardman Have a chat with an expert from Aardman and try your hand at storyboarding expressions.
Clay Modelling with Aardman Have a go at sculpting some Creature Comfort character faces for yourself.
How do we process a face? Try a range of face illusions and memory tests with Dr Natalie Butcher and learn about the complexities of face recognition.
The Portrait Sideshow Come on down, strike your signature pose and let our photographer capture you like never before.
Seeing Faces Can you recognise a face? Take a face blindness test with Bradford University’s Dr Andrew Logan.
The Aging Brain Find out how getting older can affect the brain, and how this may impact our ability to read faces.
Level Two Drop in; timed talks 10 minutes long
7.15pm What is in a face? Dr Natalie Butcher investigates factors that influence our ability to recognise the faces of others.
7.50pm Facing up to “The Wolf” Find out how medics fought a hideously disfiguring disease that plagued Northern industrial Britain in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
8.20pm Making a Criminal Join Dr Charlie Frowd in a talk about EVOfit – the technology police forces across the country are using to recreate the faces of criminals.
Funny Faces Try on a moustache, a beard or maybe some funky glasses with some old school style face props.
Performers will be mingling among you tonight, see if you can spot them (Hint: They’re the ones in the masks.)
On the night tweet a selfie to @mediamuseum #Lates to be in with a chance of winning awesome prizes.
BCB will be providing the soundtrack for the night.
The Media Museum Café will be serving food and drinks, as well as running a bar and the shop will be open so you can purchase some goodies.
Note: times and activities subject to change on the night.