Late Shift Extra: Capturing the Capital

Friday 13 May 2011
18.00–22.00

Late Shift in partnership with FTI Consulting

Capturing the Capital was part of Museums at Night

Celebrating Late Shift’s first birthday, Capturing the Capital explored the artistic, émigré life of twentieth-century London, inspired by our exhibitions Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street and Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer.

Events explored the diverse, unique and creative culture of our cosmopolitan capital, with actors, artists and intellectuals brought to life with talks and discussions in the galleries.

Events included:

  • Live music around the Gallery from London Klezmer Tsvey - Ilana Cravitz (violin) and James Siverly (accordion)
  • Screening of Ida Kar’s favourite film Battleship Potemkin
  • Panel Discussion on portraiture and philosophy with David Edmonds, Sarah Bakewell, and Julian Baggini
  • Vintage Portrait Photography Workshop inspired by Hoppé with photographer Anthony Luvera
  • Philosophical Thoughts Photobooth to capture your ideas on camera
  • Twilight Walking Tours of London
  • DJ sets from Eddie Otchere and James Hyman

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This tour by philosopher Nigel Warburton focuses on philosophers, and explores their philosophic ideas and raises questions they considered. Philosophy is the practice of thinking critically about some of the deepest questions we can ask ourselves, questions about the nature of reality and about how we should live. We are very fortunate in having the ideas of many past brilliant thinkers to draw upon and to stimulate us. But in the end we all have to reach our own conclusions. In that sense, anyone who thinks about these questions is a philosopher.

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