Music to Your Ears: musically themed events for Museums at Night 2010

By Culture24 Staff | 07 April 2010
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Museums, heritage sites, locations and collections are offering a range of exclusive music events for Museums at Night this year. Check out our guide to some of the best announced so far, and click on the link for each event to find out more and book your place...

Museums at Night isn't all about the visuals – the programme is bursting with music, from a Victorian Music Hall night at the Tolson in Huddersfield to an open mic session journeying through decades of musical history at the British Music Experience at London's O2.

Find out why The Assembly House may have been Norwich's first nightclub, hear The Arbutus String Quartet|} at London's William Morris Gallery and watch local DJ Keith Matthews combine with photographic artist Bakhti in an atmospheric collaboration at Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery.

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Alistair Mackie and Mark Collyer will play the African Gallery at Kent's Powell-Cotton Museum

A Merrie Noyse are an entirely different prospect – performers who play Medieval and Tudor sounds in period costume. They’ll be taking instruments such as the shawm, renaissance guitar, recorder and bagpipes to Whitehall in Cheam, and giving you the chance to try out a few of them or bust some bygone dance moves your long lost ancestors may have been proud of.

Local musicians also perform in the African Gallery at Kent's Powell-Cotton Museum, Petersfield Museum in Hampshire and at Watford Museum.

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Museums at Night events are being added all the time so don’t forget to check the Museums at Night homepage to find out what’s going on near you.

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