An event to get excited about – RAMM Lates is back!

On the evening of Friday 10 May, Exeter’s museum will be opening its doors for RAMM Lates, an over-18s night of exploration, music, art and entertainment. With experiences including; life-model drawing lessons, folk music and African beats, storytelling, curatorial talks and much more, it’s looking like a great night out!

You’ll have the chance to test your knowledge whilst using your senses and Join quizmaster extraordinaire Cathy Peace to take part in RAMM’s first ever interactive pub quiz. Touch, smell, see, hear and taste your way along a sensory journey; identifying objects, investigating smells and naming tunes.

You might wish to test your artistic skills and take part in a relaxed drawing class with artist Dan Whiteson.  He will guide you through exploring your mind’s eye, with a dynamic series of exercises, to help you draw from a life model, whatever your ability.

Learn more about RAMM with the chance to meet with one of the Curators behind RAMM’s new exhibition Extreme Imagination: inside the mind’s eye as they walk you through some of the works of the 22 artists featured.  Or if archaeology interests you then you will hear from members of the collections team about some of the most exciting and important archaeological finds in the museum.

Enjoy a fantastic combination of instrumental virtuosity and soulful melodies from the talented and well-travelled local folk band Spin 2. Or relax to Dr John’s experimental African Disco: the sound of diaspora.

Storyteller and poet Clive Pig will be telling tales collected on his globetrotting shenanigans, including a soulful bedouin tale from the deserts of Arabia heard on a recent trip to Oman.

If technology is more your thing then visit the University of Exeter researchers who have teamed up with a group of astrophysicists to create a scientifically accurate, virtual reality tour of six planets for you to explore.

Or if you think that energy is boring and solar panels are ugly, prepare to have your mind changed on the evening.  Join Chloe Uden from Art and Energy who is re-imagining solar photovoltaics as a material for making art.  You will see some of the first examples of solar panel artwork.

There will be a spoken-word interactive audio experience playing on the evening, created by Katherine Stevens, called ‘Are You Comfortable?  Guided by poetry and movement you will be asked to interrogate the ways in which you self-identify and to look at yourself differently.

If you’re feeling creative you will have the chance to make your own piece of mosaic art. Drawing inspiration from RAMM’s exhibition of Elaine M Goodwin’s work.  Or you may wish to enjoy the chance to make your taste buds tingle as you explore flavour combinations with local Gandy Street café Chococo.

Have fun with friends and take some selfies dressed as historical figures from RAMM’s costume collection or explore the museum’s Roman handling objects.

With all of this plus the chance to enjoy a drink with friends or have something to eat in the RAMM Café, RAMM Lates is a fantastic opportunity to explore the museum after hours and start your weekend in style. 

Tickets are only £5, grab one now while you still can >>> TICKETS

We went along to the February RAMM Lates event, we were a little late but we really enjoyed what we saw (take a peek here on our Insta story).

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