V&A of­fer­ing a taste of sa­lon life aboard lux­ury ocean lin­ers

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - JAKE KEITH jkeith@the­courier.co.uk

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.

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