GRAB your leg warmers and channel your inner Tom Cruise as an arts venue invites you to take a step back to the 1980s.
Sunderland’s National Glass Centre will be rolling back the clock to host an Eighties-style cocktail night next month.
The venue has teamed up with the city’s Revolution bar for the event as part of the nationwide Museums at Night initiative.
Visitors will be invited to the venue after hours on Saturday, May 16, to indulge in some retro treats.
They can enjoy cocktail making demonstrations by Revolution staff and can also see how cocktail glasses are made in the museum’s hot glass studio.
Highlights of the night include a screening of the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail and a themed disco.
Museums at Night takes place at venues across the country for three days from Thursday, May 14, and encourages visitors to see museums, galleries and heritage sites in a new light.
Sunderland-born DJ and presenter Lauren Laverne is the initiative’s ambassador. She said: “We all know British culture is rich and diverse, but how exciting to experience this in a new way – at night-time, when lights go down and our imaginations are in charge.
“Museums at Night weekend is a fantastic opportunity for museums and galleries to get together to put on events that allow us to celebrate our heritage in new and exciting ways, perhaps discovering a cultural gem on our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed.”
Tickets for the cocktail night cost £20, including a burger, chips, a cocktail and entertainment. To book, call 515 5555 (option nine).