Late Night: Oceans and Islands

Join the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Natural History for an atmospheric evening amidst oceans and islands. Explore the wonders of the oceans in the Museum of Natural History with talks, hands-on activities and a bar under the dinosaurs, then engage with different islands in the Pitt Rivers Museum. 

Listen to the Javanese gamelan being played on the balcony whilst watching shadow puppet shows; join a Balinese dance workshop; make your own climate change slogan T-shirt or watch a performance of 'One Day' about the hopes, dreams & reality of settling in a new country. Go behind the scenes with the Multaka-Oxford & Beyond the Binary teams, then meander amongst the cases amidst a mesmerising light display.

As part of the Late Night, Museumand invite you to a late night Caribbean tea party, where you will be tasting some of the traditional favourites of Caribbean cakes and desserts while sipping some of the popular Caribbean teas. We will be showing our short film 'White Gold', a film about sugar production from the time of enslavement on the plantations to a piece of cake on a plate.

Oxford University Climate Change researcher, Dr Luke Jackson, and the Pitt Youth Action team will be highlighting the drastic effects of climate change on some of the small Pacific islands with object handling sessions and a museum trail.  Make a 'Call to Action' T-shirt and don't forget to pick up your freebie wooden toothbrush!

See Amantha Edmead (Kuumba Nia Arts) and Euton Daley (Unlock the Chains Collective) perform 'One Day', a piece about hopes, dreams and aspirations colliding with the reality of settling in a new country.

Talks include:

Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston: Queer Book Collecting
Dr Clara Barker: LGBTQIA 101 Room
Mara Gold: Lesbian Longing for Lesbos
Rebellion Extinction: An Introduction

Tours include behind the scenes tours by the Multaka-Oxford and Beyond the Binary teams. Don't forget to book up for your personal 'How do you decolonise the Pitt Rivers?' tour!

Natty Mark Samuels, founder of African School, a cultural education project based in Oxford, will be celebrating the medieval trade between Africa and Asia.

Free, but must book.