As this Thursday’s the first Thursday, you’re likely thirsting for some First Thursday activity. Fortunately for you First Thursday thirsters, there’s a first-rate event worthy even of your chock-full diaries (you might even note it in ink, but we’ll leave that difficult decision to you): The Museum in Docklands keeps its doors open late this week – we’re going to be coy and let you guess the day – with a lineup that will surely leave you thirsting for First Thursdays four times a month. Would that that were possible.
In addition to having the chance to check out the museum’s permanent collections, including the London, Sugar & Slavery exhibit which opened in September, you can also be one of the first to view the museum’s new Outside Edge display on the history of black British LGBT history – this will be its debut evening – and attend a talk by author and film critic Sukhdev Sandhu on Night Haunts, his 2007 collection of stories from the “untold underbelly” of after-after-hours London.
We’d recommend this event for Sandhu’s talk alone. You may remember that we’ve reviewed Night Haunts favourably before, and so whether or not you took that recommendation (but obviously for shame if you didn’t), here’s your chance to hear stories of nighttime London straight from the peripatetic insomniac himself. Not to be missed, we think.
Late @ Museum in Docklands is on this Thursday, 7 February. Entry to the museum is free after 4.30pm. Sandhu’s talk begins at 7pm, the museum is open until 9, and 1802, the museum’s restaurant and bar, stays open until 11.
Image of no relevance whatsoever to the rest of this post, except that we think the deserted Tube station looks like the perfect setting for a night haunt, is courtesy of completedespair’s Flickr photostream.