Museums at Night 2011: Poetry in the Museum, Tullie House, Carlisle, May 14 2011
On a weekend culminating with a performance by Lady Gaga on Carlisle Airfield, the Cumbria city’s hugely popular museum hosts a lyrical evening any chart-topper would envy.
Chris Pilling and Peter Rafferty, two acclaimed local bards infatuated with the myths and folklore pervading the spectacular scenery surrounding their homelands, are taking it in turns to muse from the microphone for Museums at Night.
Pilling, a prolific award winner adept at translating European verse, kicks off proceedings, before Rafferty introduces Eoliths and Laforgue, based on his witty and elegant book, Eoliths.
Multi-instrumentalist and Americana folk muso Danny Harte joins them, and guests can slalom through new exhibition Ergonomics: Real Design in the art gallery. The classy Garden Restaurant will also be open late.
- Runs 6pm-midnight. Visit the full listing.