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Enchanted Cosmos

RA Late

● Fully booked

Saturday 5 September 2015
6.30 — 10pm

This event has now ended

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Part of our

Joseph Cornell

events programme
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Magic meets science at this Late as we celebrate artist Joseph Cornell’s dual fascination with theatrical performance and the infinite awe of the cosmos.

A connoisseur of an astonishing range of subjects, Joseph Cornell was captivated with bygone imagery of celestial maps, fading European hotels, the Romantic ballet and Old Master paintings. At this Late event, we bring his eclectic imagination to life and recreate the worlds captured within his dreamlike, poetic assemblages.

Experience an immersive cosmic installation, Osmo, by Loop.ph who have created an inflatable infinity space that reproduces all 9000 stars visible to the naked eye. Visitors can bathe beneath the artificial stars, whilst listening to ambient music and live sounds from outer space.

Watch exquisite puppetry performances by Theatre of Dolls as they retell the beginning of the universe in our Fine Rooms and listen to opera performances by Carmen Monoxide.

Dance until late at our ‘disco in a box’, courtesy of Vintage Mobile Disco who will DJ from their soundsystem within a repurposed old laundry truck.

The Space Merchants will host screenings of fantastical sci-fi TV episodes from the 1960s, 80s and 90s, inspired by the Joseph Cornell exhibition.

Other delights include Cornell inspired collage-making, led by artist Kate Crossley and a cosmic salon hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society plus ballet dancing, and cosmic glitter makeovers by Tropical Bird Art, plus a spectacular Cornell-inspired cake made by chocolatiers Choocywoccydoodah, with more to be revealed on the night.

Street Food stalls provided by Shoreditch night market Urban Food Fest, who will serve up a delicious feast of Indian spicy delicacies and gourmet salads, quiches and seafood.

Apothecary Pop Up and Cocktail Emporium will serve up some intoxicating infusions from their travelling saloon bar in the Fine Rooms.

There will be a range of beers, prosecco and wines on sale from the Grand Café and Sir Hugh Casson Room, courtesy of Peyton and Byrne.

Dress code
Please come wearing your finest cosmic inspired outfit, there will be prizes awarded on the night for the best dressed.

Download a map of Burlington House to guide you through the evening.

Tickets for this event have now sold out, but tickets are still available for our upcoming #RALates Digital (Dis)connections and Masquerade.

Check out pictures from our past #RALates on twitter and instagram and on our Flickr page.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 5 September 2015

6.30 — 10pm

Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£22 (includes entry to Joseph Cornell and a cocktail).