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AfterHours evenings offer interactive encounters with the collections. Each with its own unique theme, AfterHours presents the chance to explore the galleries - with friends or independently - over a drink from our cash bar and in a childfree environment.

Expect interesting collaborations, live performances, music, object handling, talks, tours and taster-workshops.

AfterHours events are part of Project VERVE's public programme, Need/Make/Use, and they happen regularly throughout the year. Keep an eye on our What’s On pages for regular updates.


Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack

Saturday 9 May 2015, 19.30 start

North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown (map)

One of the UK’s most innovative ensembles, melding heart-rending improvisation with gritty folk and roots music, Dead Rat Orchestra present their own live soundtrack to the classic, controversial and possibly first ever, feature length documentary, Nanook of the North. Released in 1922, R. J. Flaherty’s film proclaims to portray “love and life in the actual artic”, following the so-called daily trials of Inuit people on the edges of the Artic circle.  A film not without its controversies – such as an idealised construction of “pre-industrialised” Inuit peoples - join in the discussion of the film directly after the performance with the musicians and leading academics.

Tickets will be available via www.ocmevents.org shortly.


Previous After Hours Events:

Reel to RealMasqueradeCentral and South AmericaArabian PeninsulaNorth AmericaHip hopTibetan monksVoice Disguiser After HourscinemaRafflesMoney PittRAPJava Bali AfterHoursFolklore Dec. 2014