Fri 17 May, 6 - 9pm
Teams from Scarborough Museums Trust and Crescent Arts will celebrate Museums at Night evening on 17 May by resolving the age-old debate over realist v conceptualist art once and for all. Not for them a highbrow conversation – they're going to slug it out in the boxing ring.
The competition promises to be fierce – from 8pm, visitors to the Gallery can see Scarborough Museums Trust Chief Executive Debbie Seymour slug it out with Crescent Arts Director Stuart Cameron, whilst other members of the teams are yet to be announced!
Poet Jo Reed has joined the line-up at Scarborough Art Gallery for Museums at Night on 17 May. Jo will read a section of her poem A Soho Sequence called St Anne's Parish, which remembers the people and places of that particular part of Soho in the sixties. Jo says: "One of the poems is about Harry Diamond, who became a photographer, but was better known for being painted twice by Lucien Freud. And I knew Jeffrey Bernard before he became unwell!" The reading will start at 7pm, and will be followed by a short Q&A session.