RA Lates | A Summer’s Night in Montmartre
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 Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet.
Choose to attend and you’ll be invited to don your most extravagant Belle Époque 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 bohemian glamour of turn-of-the-century Paris.
You’ll be let loose after hours to explore the exhibition, sipping absinthe cocktails from the green fairy’s grotto, before trying your hand at life drawing at the Moulin Rouge; watching drag and burlesque performers take to the stage of the cabaret bar; sipping coffees at a French café-turned-cinema; attending a literary salon filled with roving performance artists and actors; and learn the Hungarian waltz beneath a spray of Champagne in the outdoor courtyard, to the sounds of the wonderful Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra… plus a whole lot more.
No but really, there is more.
Because plumping for the VIP ticket will also net you a glass of Champagne on arrival, a private curator’s tour of the exhibition, a goody bag to take home and access to a secret bar filled with artistic activities all night.
So worth going if you can-can…
NOTE: RA Lates: A Summer’s Night in Montmartre takes place on 31st August, 7-11pm. Tickets cost £35 (or £75 for VIP), which you can book HERE.
RA Lates | Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
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