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Court and craft LATES


Thursday 6 March, 10 April and 15 May 2014
18.00 - 21.00

Enjoy a night of art, craft and music inspired by the exhibition Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq.


Activities run throughout the evening and include:


Shahnameh Storytelling

Xanthe Gresham will perform tales from the Shahnameh (The Persian Book of Kings) including ‘Sohrab and Rustam’ and ‘Sudaba and Biza’.


Persian and Iraqi Music

Francesco Iannuzzelli and Julian Harrism will play a programme of Iraqi music on the oud, with references to the Iraqi Maqam tradition alternated with popular songs. They will also include other well-known pieces from Syria, Turkey and Egypt


Exhibition Talks

Discover more about Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq.


Persian Calligraphy

Keramat Fathinia will give an introduction to the methods, tools and materials as well as the training involved in becoming a calligrapher. He will introduce different types of calligraphy and demonstrate this art form. 


The Court and Craft Photo Booth

Strike a pose with our fun cut-out figures.


Feathers and Finery Craft Workshop

Get creative and make a decorative headpiece. You shall go to the banquet! 



Design your own luxury bag to be in with the chance to win a Courtauld goody bag.


Fancy Dress

Dress in your best feathers and finery and get in for free!  The best dressed visitor wins an exhibition catalogue.



Sample oils, sweets, and herbs from Terra Rossa in The Courtauld Gallery Shop.


Drinks and Snacks

Take a break between activities and enjoy delicious food and drink in The Courtauld Gallery Cafe



Admission: £6 / concessions £5

Free admission for Friends of The Courtauld, under 18s, and full-time UK students.



Courtauld Lates are run by our Public Programmes team. In addition to the Late Openings, we offer Art History short courses, workshops, and events for anyone with an interest in art.