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Young Londoners to take over Museum of London this March

26 February 2018

• For one night only (17 March), some of London’s leading young artists, musicians and academics will take over the museum as they work together designing the capital’s future.

• With London’s future in safe hands, Horrible Histories will be transporting the visitors to the more gruesome past, with exclusive free performances (18 March)

Our Future City
Museum of London
Saturday 17 March

Horrible Histories: MORE of Best of Barmy Britain
Museum of London
Sunday 18 March
1.30-2.30pm & 4-5pm
Free, but book in advance

A team of the capital’s finest creative and academic young minds will be taking over the museum on 17 March with this special late-opening event, inspired by the museum’s City Now City Future season.

Future city makers will be able to immerse themselves in the issues currently facing London, through a hands-on night of live music, workshops and talks on topics ranging from the science of fatbergs, technology and gaming and CCTV cultures.

Our Future City highlights include:
- Music from busker Charlotte Campbell and Represent Radio
- Spoken word workshops led by former Hackney Poet Laureate, Adisa
- Open debate sessions and talks

With the future of the city decided, young Londoners and their families will be able to step into the city’s past with exclusive free performances of Horrible Histories: MORE of Best of Barmy Britain, on 18 March.

To celebrate the museum’s most horrible new object, the fatberg, Horrible Histories are delighted to present a spectacularly hideous show highlighting some of London’s gross past. This is a brand new compilation show which has never toured before and is a chance for a one on one with some of history’s most iconic (and nasty) characters. Horrible Histories: MORE of Best of Barmy Britain explores the middle ages to now and includes special appearances from the likes of Elizabeth l and William Shakespeare.

The weekend takeover is part of Barbican’s OpenFest and is a Culture Mile event.

For further information on Our Future City please visit:

For further information on Horrible Histories: MORE of Best of Barmy Britain, please visit:
Tickets for this show will go on sale on Friday 16 March. If you would like to express interest in this event please visit the web page.

Notes for editors

For more press information please contact Natasha Tidd, Media Officer at the Museum of London on 020 7814 5502 / 07713565805 or [email protected]

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