Bright Nights is a chance to hear writers, artists, scientists and psychologists discuss British history while debating the impact of Empire on contemporary ideas about race and identity. A celebration of diversity, the event includes everything from a Bollywood-meets-Afro-themed DJ set, courtesy of Hit-Maker Music, to games, cocktails and crafts. There are also talks and debates from spoken-word artists, authors, and curators to get your creative juices flowing.
On 9 October there's a weighty line-up of speakers, including
award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou who performs original works on
race, personhood and identity. Ethnographer and journalist Irna Qureshi
is speaking too, exploring ideas of 'Britishness' in a Pakistani
context, referencing Queen Victoria's role in her family. Visitors will
also hear from Dr Katrina Marchant as she interrogates the Empire as
shaped by the Elizabethan era.
Bright Nights is a rare opportunity to experience the Palace after hours, and wander the corridors once trodden by
Queen Victoria, Queen Caroline, Queen Anne and Princess Margaret. Book now for a unique opportunity to walk through Kensington Palace's royal halls while contemplating its vast royal history.
Dates and times:
9th October 2019: 19:00 - 22:00
29th October 2019: 19:00 - 22:00
18th November 2019: 19:00 - 22:00
|What||Bright Nights, Kensington Palace|
|Where||Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London , W8 4PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||High Street Kensington (underground)|
On 09 Oct 19, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
On 29 Oct 19, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
On 18 Nov 19, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|