Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is calling for buildings across the city to get involved in this year's Museums at Night, which is taking place from 18th to 20th May.
Museums at Night is a national weekend of late openings at arts and heritage venues which captures people's imaginations and encourages audiences to do something different with their evening. Museums at Night 2011 was the most successful Museums at Night ever: 352 venues staged 467 events, in 169 different towns and cities across the UK.
Plans are well underway for some exciting night-time events in Norwich during the Museums at Night weekend, including twilight tower and hidden spaces tours, dungeon tours, dramatic torch lit trails, chilling tales and more. Venues opening their doors for nocturnal adventures include Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, The Guildhall, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. HEART is funding and coordinating the marketing of the events in Norwich and is calling for other buildings and event organisers to come on board.
Rachel Barrett, Project Officer at Norwich HEART said: 'This is a great opportunity to get involved in a nationwide event, and to open buildings up to new audiences. We'd love to hear from any arts and heritage venues who would like to take part in this year's Museums at Night programme.'
Interested venues should get in touch with Rachel Barrett by 12th March, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01603 599577. For more information about Museums at Night visit www.museumsatnight.org.uk.
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For more information, please contact Christina Lister, Communications Manager at Norwich HEART on 01603 599570 / email email@example.com or Jan Robertson, Communications Officer on 01603 599578 / email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Norwich HEART
Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich. We strategically plan, regenerate, manage and promote Norwich's heritage and act as a best practice model internationally for developing heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle. HEART receives core funding from Norwich City Council and further project funding from a variety of sources which has to date included the European Union, HM Treasury, the East of England Development Agency and Norfolk County Council.
About Museums at Night
Museums at Night is the annual after-hours celebration of arts, culture and heritage when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening events. It is coordinated by Culture24, and takes place over the weekend of Friday 18th - Sunday 20th May 2012.