16 March 2018 by Eleanor Webster
Since our China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition opened at World Museum, visitors have hailed the exhibition as a ‘once in-a-lifetime experience’. The exhibition not only showcases a number of objects which have never been seen before in the UK, but it is also just the third time that the terracotta warriors have been on show in the UK – and the first time they have come to Liverpool – since their discovery in 1974.
To make sure you don’t miss out on this blockbuster exhibition, our award-winning events team have created a unique package which allows you to see China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors at special after-hours events. Our special after-hour events include a drinks reception and a fascinating talk from a curator or guest speaker before your entry into the exhibition. Once you have enjoyed discovering the mysteries of a vanished empire, a delicious three-course meal prepared by our exceptional in-house chefs awaits. Dinner includes half a bottle of wine or two bottles of beer, and will be served in our recently redeveloped events space at World Museum, which was built in 1901 and features original architecture and intricate painted murals.
The first of these special events takes place on 22 March, when Lucy Johnson, Senior Exhibitions Officer for National Museums Liverpool, will provide an insight into the life of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Exploring his rise in power, his incredible burial site and the legacy of his achievements in the Han Dynasty, the talk will also highlight some of the star objects in the exhibition and what they tell us about life in Ancient China.
On 3 May poet Gary Geddes, author of more than 45 books, will give a talk and a reading from his book ‘The Terracotta Army’ – winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas Region. Inspired by his visit to the archaeological site of the Terracotta Warriors in China, Geddes gives voice to 24 of these compelling figures through his poems. They engage in debates about the abuse of power, the yin-yang dance of narrative and silence, and the sanctity of the idiosyncratic self in the face of conformity, which forms a marvellous history of the Qin dynasty.
Our special events will continue throughout the summer, with exciting speakers still to be announced. Our team of in-house chefs will craft three freshly-prepared courses using locally-sourced produce for each dinner. Our chefs have previously catered for royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, so guests can expect a first-class culinary experience with outstanding service from our events team, who won an Excellence in Business Tourism award last year.
Our special events tickets start from £65pp, including entry into the exhibition, usually £14.50pp. Profits from every event supports National Museums Liverpool, which in turn supports the future of our museums and galleries.
To book a ticket for one of our dinners, please contact our events team by calling 0151 478 4780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets have limited availability and are subject to terms and conditions.
Dates: 22 March, 24 April, 3 May, 26 June, 26 July, 21 August, 27 September, 23 October. Arrival from 6.30pm, with carriages at 10pm
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