V&A offering a taste of salon life aboard luxury ocean liners
V&A Dundee is to host a new after-hours event recreating the glamour of life on board the largest moving objects ever designed.
Nautical but Nice, the first of the museum’s Tay Late events, will feature an evening of museum-wide music, performances and hands-on making activities.
Taking place on Friday, October 26, the night will see music from Nicole & The Backup Crew and Tenement Jazz Band, as well as a special one-off ‘grande descente’ staircase performance from drag prince Alfie Ordinary.
Also featuring will be drop-in sailor’s knot bracelet workshops led by designers Kirsten Manzi and Syrah Jay and a cabaret set from The Onion Club.
Drinks will be served in V&A Dundee’s vast main hall as the museum pays homage to the luxurious salons featured in the current exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.
Joanna Mawdsley, head of learning at V&A Dundee, said the evening events will take inspiration from the museum’s sister institution in London.
She said: “Friday Lates have been a huge success at V&A South Kensington and it was important for us to create our own unique events that reimagine the museum space and invite people to enjoy the museum after-hours.
“Our very first Tay Late, Nautical but Nice, has been inspired by the goldenage of ocean travel and the playful and sometimes surprising entertainment on-board the ships at the centre of our opening exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.”
The event, from 7pm to 10pm, is for 18s or over. Tickets are on sale.