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Nautical But Nice for first late V&A Dundee event

Tickets for the V&A Dundee’s first Tay Late afterhours event have gone on sale today.

Nautical but Nice is an Ocean Liners inspired museum-wide evening of music, performances and hands-on making activities inviting guests to see Scotland’s museum of design at the V&A Dundee in a new light, on Friday 26 October.

Recreating the glamour of life on-board the largest moving objects ever designed and built, visitors will come across one-off performances as they explore the museum and its galleries afterhours.

Highlights throughout the evening include music from Nicole & The Backup Crew and Tenement Jazz Band, a special one-off ‘grande descente’ staircase performance from drag prince Alfie Ordinary, drop-in sailor’s knot bracelet workshops led by designers Kirsten Manzi and Syrah Jay and a cabaret set from The Onion Club.

Drinks will be served in V&A Dundee’s impressive main hall as the museum pays homage to the luxurious salons featured in the exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.

Joanna Mawdsley, head of learning at V&A Dundee, said: ‘Friday Lates have been a huge success at V&A South Kensington and it was important for us to create our own unique events that reimagine the museum space and invite people to be curious and enjoy the museum afterhours.

‘Our very first Tay Late, Nautical but Nice, has been inspired by the golden-age of ocean travel and the playful and sometimes surprising entertainment on-board the ships at the centre of our opening exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.’

Nautical but Nice at V&A Dundee will be held in the museum on Friday 26 October from 7-10pm. Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) and can be purchased from the V&A Dundee website or from the museum’s Welcome Desk from 10am on Friday 12 October. All guests must be 18 or over.