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Date: 02/05/2017

19th May, 16th June & 14th July 2017 Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is launching a series of evening events designed to encourage new visitors into the Foregate Street building outside of its usual opening hours.

Museum after Hours will take place on select Fridays in May, June and July starting on Friday 19th May. The Art Gallery & Museum will reopen from 5.30pm until 8pm with the aim of attracting a post-work pre-pub audience to enjoy live music, poetry, food and drink, as well as art.
The first event in May- which coincides with the national Museums at Night scheme - welcomes fabulous live music from Fiddlebop who play hot jazz swing with gypsy zing, plus poetry from Worcestershire poet Ruth Stacey. The popular David Cox and his Contemporaries exhibition will be open, celebrating the life, work and influence of one of the West Midland's greatest painters and featuring works by Constable and Turner on loan from the British Museum.
The Balcony Café will be serving tapas and sharing platters (last orders 7.30pm) and drinks can be purchased from the bar.
No booking is required; visitors can just drop in between 5.30 and 8pm and enjoy the Museum after Hours events which the Gallery hopes will provide the perfect way to end the week.
Museums Worcestershire Marketing Manager Helen Large says: "Through our high profile exhibitions and events we aim to increase our contribution to the local visitor economy. Our 'destination' exhibitions such as the current David Cox exhibition already contribute an economic impact of £0.5m. If the Museum after Hours events are well supported they may become a regular feature of Worcester's growing evening economy".
For more information please see or call the Art Gallery & Museum on 01905 25371.