Inside London’s new “Lates” festival


Emerge, an innovative new “Lates” festival, will burst onto London’s night-time arts scene over the weekend of Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September, 2019. Aiming to turn expectations of who museums are for on its head, Emerge has curated a line-up designed to showcase the UK’s most electrifying new talent in London’s most iconic museums and heritage spaces.

The festival will showcase an exciting line up that includes music and DJ sets, talks and workshops, performances, poetry, immersive experiences, live art installations, theatre and even a pop-up bar on the top of Wellington Arch.

Highlights include rising stars Ady Suleiman and Poppy Ajudha at The Horniman Museum, a night of body positivism and mental health awareness with author and journalist Bryony Gordon at Dulwich Picture Gallery, an evening curated by critically acclaimed UK rapper Flohio at Banqueting House, and a special Lost Lectures collaboration with The Natural History Museum featuring an eclectic mix of talks spanning life and death and a champion beatboxer.

An entirely new concept for festivals, and for museum and galleries events, Emerge is imagined by and aimed at 18-30 Londoners. With just one ticket, festival-goers will have access to dozens of events taking place in over 40 venues ranging from the Natural History Museum and The Design Museum to The Old Operating Theatre.

Find out what else to expect at the festival here –