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Opening Party - Rooms Through Time: 1878-2049

Join us in the gardens and galleries as we celebrate the opening of our newest Rooms Through Time

What's on

Visit the gallery throughout the evening to meet our curators and explore the new rooms. 

  • 6.30pm Doors open
  • 7.15pm Speeches from community partners and Museum Director, Sonia Solicari | Atrium
  • 7.40pm Music from Nam Sound, a Vietnamese funk-fusion band | Atrium
  • 8.30pm Music from Auntie Maureen, theatrical electronic DJ and queer music curator | Atrium


Nam Sound

Nam Sound

7.40pm in the Atrium

Nam Sound is a Vietnamese funk-fusion band comprised of inter-generational Vietnamese family members (Sophia, Christopher and Phi Luu) and friends (Buu and Phuong). The group is a revival of the original band from when the Luu family first came to the UK in 1980s, but with the additional of younger family members. This is their debut performance. 

For the Museum of the Home they will be sharing a brief history of Vietnamese music through 5 songs, encompassing folk Dân ca, 70s revival and Viet Pop. Expect a mixture of enchanting, chill and danceable tracks.

Auntie Maureen DJ Image (1)

Auntie Maureen 

8.30pm in the Atrium

Theatrical electronic DJ and queer music curator, Auntie Maureen likes to dig deep, for multi-genre music and for rendering audible the sonic stories of the invisible, the forgotten and the erased.

Queering up DJ sets, they/she has swayed dancefloors at proud events such as Kew Garden’s Queer Nature exhibition and their Pride ’24 Silent Disco, Tate Britain’s Queer Britannia, The Wallace’s Look OUT LGBQIA+ history celebration plus at festival dates for Wilderness, Bestival, Homotopia's Homovision and today Risen.  Auntie Maureen is currently the resident music curator and co-performer for the Big Bingo Show which has made a rowdy appearance at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The Divine plus Hebden Bridge’s Happy Valley Pride. 

Auntie Maureen on Instagram


Supported by

This project was made possible with the support of:

Logo for Heritage Fund  Logo for Department for Culture, Media & Sport  

Logo for Innovo



With thanks to Molly’s for supporting the food and drink, Weino BIB for natural wines, and Portobello Brewing Company for Polari Pale Ale this evening. 5p from every can of Polari bought is donated to Stonewall Housing LGBTQ+ Charity.

Wednesday 17 July 2024


Museum of the Home

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