RA Lates: America Dreaming @ Royal Academy of Arts, London [22 April]

RA Lates: America Dreaming


1506
22
April
19:00 - 23:45

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Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0 London, United Kingdom
Join us for a night-long celebration of the 1930s American dream.

During the Great Depression, the idea of the American dream motivated a nation struggling with mass unemployment, urbanisation and industrialisation. The arrival of the “talkies” from Hollywood provided relief from the harsh economic realities, while novels such as John Steinbeck’s 'The Grapes of Wrath' brought into sharp relief the reality of life in rural America.

At this Late we explore the myth of the American dream in all its glory. Think automobiles, the New Deal, the dustbowl, Golden Age of Hollywood, Sam Spade, Philip Marlow, and above all – freedom.

Experience the RA as we evoke the glamour of 1930s Hollywood alongside the American rural farmstead.

We invite you to:

• Explore an immersive film set recreating the glamour of 1930s Hollywood
• Dance to Western Swing performed by live band 'Wheatley’s Lucky Stars'
• Debate American politics at our series of soapbox talks
• Dance ‘til late to big band classics by 'Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra' at our art-deco music hall
• Experience an immersive installation inspired by Grant Wood’s infamous American Gothic painting

Plus street food stalls and cocktail bars open all evening.

Dress code: All-American vintage
Think cowboys, Hollywood starlet, prairie farmer or hard-boiled detective.

Need inspiration? Head to our Pinterest page: uk.pinterest.com/royalacadarts/ra-lates-america-dreaming/
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