WMG Late: Fakery

  • 2 April 2015
  • 18:30 - 22:30
  • Free; no need to book


WMG Lates, our after-hours events, are a chance to experience the Gallery in a relaxed adult atmosphere. Visit the special exhibitions and have a go at hands-on art and craft activities or sample some of the best art, music and performance in London.

This month, inspired by the questions of authenticity raised in Yinka Shonibare’s work, we explore "fakeness" in popular culture through art, music and poetry.

  • Forest Poets continue their residency with a performance from special guest Hannah Lowe, whose work focuses on her seemingly contradictory cultural heritage
  • Folk duo Owen & Friends play traditional Scottish and Welsh folk music all evening
  • Plus at 9pm, we ask "Is cultural authenticity still relevant/important in a globalized society?" with panellists including Hannah Lowe and Steve Roud, expert on English folk songs and editor of the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs)