Museums at Night 2015

The ‘Museums at Night’ festival, when museums, galleries, and libraries open their doors for special evening events, returns on Thursday 14 May this year. Find out what’s happening around campus.

Alinah Azadeh, (c) Cristina Pedreira, courtesy of Urban Dialogues


Win an artist

A competition to win an artist for the evening is being run by Connect10 as part of the event.   The M&S Company Archive here on campus is in with a chance of winning but needs your votes to try to make it happen.

The Archive has made it to the shortlist of venues vying for a unique, interactive evening with Alinah Azadeh.  It is competing with:

  • The Freud Museum, London
  • The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • The Watts Gallery, Guildford

Alinah Azadeh - Child's Play (2014, Imperial War Museum North), image courtesy of Joel Chester Fildes for Asia Triennial Manchester, 2014.

An online public vote will determine which venue gets the artist.  Voting will remain open until 8pm on Saturday 16 May.

Vote for the M&S Company Archive.

After Hours

M&S is also staging a one-off Marks in Time live event on the night.  Drop in to Kirkgate Market any time between 6.30 and 9.00pm for ‘After Hours’ when ghosts of M&S past will return for the evening to tell their fascinating stories of over 130 years of Marks & Spencer history.

Read more about After Hours.


Students from the School of Performance & Cultural Industries are presenting an immersive evening of performance at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.  Peripherals – Life on the Modern Margins addresses the experiences of people living on the margins of society.

The performance is free to attend and will begin at 5pm in the Gallery.  There will be a repeat performance on Saturday 16 May at 2pm.

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