RA Lates | Barcelona Modernisme
Some people believe that the Royal Academy occasionally invites curiously-dressed party-goers to enjoy a special after-hours extravaganza inspired by its current exhibition. And those people are not only correct, but also aware (as you now are, too) of the fact that the RA’s next event is inspired by Picasso and Barcelona’s burgeoning Modernism movement.
Choose to attend and you’ll be invited to don your most extravagant bohemian attire, before attending a late-night romp through a grandiose 17th century manor inside which you’ll bathe in a veritable lollapalooza of music, dance, art and cocktails… all in celebration of the avant-garde glamour of early 20th century Barcelona.
You’ll be let loose after hours to explore the Picasso exhibition, filled with a staggering 300+ pieces of art that Picasso created on, or using, paper.
You’ll then descend into a raucous music hall and watch risqué cabaret and live Balkan music with a modern beat; belt out turn-of-the-century bangers at the Taverna singalongs; sketch Picasso-inspired charcoal portraits at the RA’s answer to El Quatre Gats; be dazzled at a Spanish circus from Gypsy Disco; and discuss artistic philosophies over cocktails at experimental salons; and much more…
No really, there is more.
Because plumping for the VIP ticket will also net you a glass of Champagne on arrival, an artsy goody bag to take home and access to a secret bar with a DJ spinning Middle Eastern funk and R’n’B.
NOTE: RA Lates: Barcelona Modernisme takes place on 15th February, 7-11pm. Tickets cost £35-40 (or £75 for VIP), which you can book HERE.
RA Lates | Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
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