Get Lost In The Sounds And Sights Of London's Past

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Get Lost In The Sounds And Sights Of London's Past

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Explore London's lost sounds at the Museum of London

Coinciding with the national Museums at Night initiative, there'll be an extra special mini-series of Night Museum events popping up at the Museum of London from 29 October-4 November.

After dark performances and installations will fill the museum, exploring the hidden, illicit and the lost of London's history. Late-night parties mingle with stories from the city's past, while light displays accompany secret drinking dens: this is the Museum of London's dark and mysterious cousin...

The Night Museum opens on 29 October with the first event, the Museum of Lost Sounds. In partnership with Illuminations Festival, the night will focus on the lost music, sound and film of the city; a guaranteed feast for the eyes and ears.

Cosmo Sheldrake will incorporate the museum's sound archive's into his music

Live performances across the building mean there will be no shortage of things to see and hear. The museum's sound archives will be put to use in experimental musician Cosmo Sheldrake's performance, while sound adventurer Deeds will present his piece inspired by the lost and found noises of the city. Acclaimed producer Forest Swords will premier Shrine, a new experimental dance piece to a soundtrack of breath and body sounds (just try not to cough or sneeze during this one).

New dance piece Shrine from Forest Swords will be performed

Take a look at Yuri Suzuki's installation London Whispers, where 'whispering objects' bring the secrets of London to life, before catching a preview performance of composer Sarah Angliss's brand new album.

If you fancy trying your hand at creating some music yourself, the School of Noise will be running workshops and interactive performances for anyone with a vague sense of rhythm. Or if you're more of a mover than a maker, dance away to Little Bread Big Jam's secret session, keeping the east London jazz tradition alive and kicking.

Try experimental sound making with the School of Noise

A drink will certainly be in order after all that audio visual stimulation, and luckily the Museum of Lost Sounds has that covered. The smallest pub in London, the Deed and Prosper, will offer a place to sit and refuel while experiencing sonic installations hosted by BBC Radio 3's DJ Nick Luscombe.

This is the ultimate sensory experience, and a chance to explore the Museum of London as you've never seen or heard it before. Best of all, entry to the Museum of Lost Sounds is completely free, as if you needed any more reason to head there on 29 October. Forget learning about London's history — try listening to it instead.

The Museum of Lost Sounds takes place at the Museum of London from 7.30pm on October 29.  Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is free, but book in advance here.

Last Updated 15 November 2016