8 September, 5.00, 6.00, 7.00
£10.50 Adult, £9.50 Concession, £7.00 Student

Experience The Bowes Museum after hours during a packed programme of activities and events at this popular Lates! evening. 

Complementing the Artists, Farmers and Philosophers symposium taking place in Teesdale, the event, opens with an opportunity to see the current exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, organised by the V&A. 

From 6.00 there is a chance to view the completion of an art installation in the Museum grounds by Finnish artist Henna Asikainen, aided by a group of refugees based in Newcastle.  Inside the building a keynote talk by writer and Fun Palaces director Stella Duffy OBE, which begins at 6.30, kickstarts a sequence of informal and entertaining talks about the art, poetry, farming and philosophy
of landscape. Kando Theatre for Kids will also be performing shadow puppet theatre from 6.30pm.

Café Bowes will be open to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink, and don’t miss the rare opportunity to head to the very top of the building to catch the stunning view of the sunset from the Library. 

The evening rounds off with dancing to the music of refugee band, Crossings.

Please see below for more detailed information about the packed programme for the evening:

19th Century Picture Gallery, 2nd floor
6.30 Keynote Talk: Stella Duffy OBE Writer and co-director of Fun Palaces, introduced by Helen Goodman MP. 
6.50 Questions
7.00 Meg Peacock, Poet and former hill farmer.
7.15 Martin Drenthen, Philosopher.
7.30 Sophie Gerrard, Artist.
7.45 Richard Povall, Artist.
8.00 Harriet and Rob Fraser, Artists.
8.15 Trudi Entwhistle, Artist.
8.30 Steve Messam, Artist.
8.45 Jade Montserrat, Artist. Please note that Jade’s presentation involves a film of the artist where she appears nude.

Other Events 
6.00 and 9.00, Reception 
The excellent Crossings, a refugee band based in Newcastle, will be playing in the Museum foyer for your dancing delight.

From 6.00, Rear lawn (outside)
Join Finnish artist Henna Asikainen to contribute to an art installation made with locally gathered berries.

From 6.30, Jubilee Room, 2nd Floor
Kando youth theatre present shadow puppet theatre based on the local landscape.

7.00, meet in Reception
Opportunity to visit the library, situated in the dome at the very top of the Museum for a magnificent view of the sunset.