Watts Late: Imaginarium

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27 October 2018
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Saturday 27 October | 10am - 8pm
Friends free
All activities free with admission

We are open late as part of Museums at Night.

Stay all day for events and imaginative performances inspired by the inventiveness of James Henry Pullen.

Event Details



The Bewonderment Machine

Bird in The Hand Theatre presents a theatrical dreamscape combining, puppetry, machinery and music in this artist-built cycle-powered carousel for ages 2 - 6.

Parade & Play: The Imaginarium

Enjoy a short play performed and written by Dramatize with handmade puppets crafted by Halow, East London Textiles, Art Forum, and Orpheus and HMP Feltham. Narrated by Storyteller Olivia Armstrong.


Experience the curious musical theatre of Ramshacklicious in a performance inspired by the life and work of Pullen.


A transformation of the artist in residence studio that uses discarded cardboard to transform the space into a fantastical architectural model. Navigate through the illuminated towers and add to the construction using discarded cardboard to create a city of the imagination.

Pullen's Giant

See the recreation of Pullen's 14ft wooden animatronic puppet brought to life by the Vital Exposure team in this special performance.

Puppet Workshop

Make a puppet using an array of marvellous materials to create your character and costume. How inventive can you be?

Imaginarium Illuminarium

Transform a clear plastic umbrella into a colourful creature using tiny LED battery lights and coloured tissue, and then join in our dusk procession.

The Drawing Machine

See artist Jason Lane's incredible drawing machine in action and discover how it was made. Jason created moving sculptures for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. He is fascinated by mechanical objects and their animalistic qualities.

Food and Drink

The Tea Shop will be serving delicious seasonal food until 8pm.

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