The Influence of Cabaret and Club Culture

Panel Discussion with Radio 3 Free Thinking

A painting of a nightclub by Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler

This panel discussion explores how cabarets and clubs have always been spaces of creativity, considering moments in history to ask when and how club culture started to influence our wider society.

Performers Le Gateau Chocolat and Lucy McCormick, Exhibition Curator Florence Ostende, critic Gaylene Gould and New Generation Thinker Dr Lisa Mullen join Matthew Sweet for a BBC Free Thinking discussion exploring the ideas behind the exhibition Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.  

From 1919 when the Weimar constitution said all were equal and had the right to freedom of expression, through to the Mbari Writers and Artists club in Nigeria, to the UK today, clubs and cabarets have always been spaces of creativity. Join us as we explore a series of moments in history and reflect on club culture.

A sandard ticket includes entry to the exhibition Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.

The discussion will be available as a BBC Arts & Ideas podcast and broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3’s Weimar anniversary programming on Tuesday 12 November, 10pm on BBC Radio 3.

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