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Emerge Festival
Overview
Watchers' Walks
Exhibitions
Art Films
Live Music

As part of this year’s London-wide Emerge Festival we’ll be hosting a night of award-winning film, Watchers’ Walks, craft making, live music and art exhibitions. Emerge is Culture24’s new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more. Day tickets and weekend tickets are available.

Licensed bar 19:00 to 22:30. House fully wheelchair accessible + disabled toilets. This event is not suitable for children.

  • Watchers' Walks (Book on arrival)
  • Exhibitions
  • Award-winning art films 
  • Live Music 
     

Delve into the unknown and uncover the long-lost secrets of Lauderdale House and Waterlow Park on an immersive theatre-style walk with our storyteller guide. Directed by established London Director and cabaret performer Tim McArthur, you’ll encounter stories of Lauderdale’s good luck charms and witches’ marks as well as a few surprises along the way.

Walks are 25 minutes long and will set off from the courtyard every 30 minutes. Make sure you book on arrival – first come first served.

19:00-23:00 Tufnell Park Group Exhibition (Lower Gallery)

Five contemporary artists and photographers present an eclectic selection of haunting photographs of abandoned houses, bright abstracts, small scale drawings and beautiful painterly black and white photographs.

19:00-23:00 Quills, Bills and Flightless Birds Exhibition (Upper Gallery)

Artist Heather Vallance's work has its roots in the 18th and 19th century drawings of flora and fauna by the great Australian explorers. But with a modern eye she captures the lithe movement and pure physicality of the fascinating animals of Australia in her captivating drawings.

Feast your eyes on two ghostly Art House films from painter and film maker Peter Gallagher. Played on a loop from 19.15 till 22.45.

Ghosts on the Old Road to Camalt (Long Gallery)

Prague Independent Film Festival Winner for Best Artistic Direction, Solaris Independent Film Festival winner of Best Audience Award and Vienna Independent Film Festival winner of Best Experimental Film. An artist is haunted by his own paintings. So much so, that he takes the extraordinary journey to meet the characters he has created, to see if he can make peace with them and ultimately himself. 

Written by and starring Peter Gallagher. Directed by Jason Tovey. Music by David Creese. 

The Skrike (Long Gallery)

Filmed in Lauderdale House, featuring Victorian Music Hall performers the Lissenden Players, horror film The Skrike began its life as a painting of a ghostly figure by Peter Gallagher. 

Written and co-directed by Peter Gallagher and Tara Gordon.

 

20.15 Helene Greenwood and Ben Comeau

Helene Greenwood has released two albums Collectable You (Callum MCColl) and Exquisitely Hopeless (Alex Reeves), and is currently working on an EP about Deeper Daemons. She is inspired by the vintage sounds of torch singers, like Nina Simone and Mitski. Her music is a mix of alternative pop with shades of jazz and folk. 

The Sunday Express Martin Townsend awarded Collectable You an incredible 4/5 stars, describing her music as 'full of freshness and vitality.' 
 
'taut, melancholy dream folk, cool and intelligent and self-possessed but it’s great pop too, full of intriguing rhythms and textures' (Louder Than War)
 

21.15 Deliah

 

22:15 This Sleep (acoustic set)

Combining nostalgic lead guitar and uplifting synths, This Sleep are influenced by Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Royal Concept and CAMINO. Usually a 4-piece, this special acoustic set features Josh Rowell on vocals and guitar alongside Emil Huemer on lead guitar. After spending the last year performing up and down the UK, This Sleep are returning with their third single Nice Guys.