The nights are cold and dark and you’ve run out of money. Why not soak up some culture one evening this week at a museum late?
1. Quiz, dancing and photography at Science Museum Lates with Mastercard on Jan 29
Enjoy the absence of over-excited school kids at the adults only Science Museum late. In addition to the usual pub quiz, science shows, comedy, and silent disco underneath real space rockets, you also get half price entry to the ‘Only in England’ exhibition.
2. Build an instrument at V&A’s Friday Late on Jan 31
Ever fancied crafting your own instrument out of an empty milk carton? Then get to the V&A and meet ‘Ototo’, the kit that allows you to build your own musical instrument out of pretty much anything. You can also learn about synthesisers, make your own recordings with London company TM instruments and catch some exclusive live performances from secret locations within the museum. (Also check out the live music in the Norfolk Music room of the V&A!)
3. Horse Meat at the Waldorf – National Portrait Gallery Jan 30
Writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet spills the beans on London’s grand hotels. Hear about Francois Latry at the Savoy who encased a baby’s cot in an Easter egg, and Maurice Percevault at Claridge’s who lost an eye (hopefully not in the soup).
For all the details head over to www.npg.org.uk