Mon 21 Jan 2019

Good Grief! Gallery Late: Peanuts For Your Thoughts

Mon 21 Jan 2019
18.30 - 21.00
£19.00 / £16.00 concessions
Embankment Galleries
South Wing

An evening of entertainment and enlightenment inspired by self-help and Schulz. Join us on the notorious Blue Monday for an artistically led journey of self-discovery, unpicking the philosophical side of Peanuts with added gallery activities.

Peanuts creator Schulz’s acute understanding of the workings of the human psyche, as well as his sense of humour, poking fun at the rise of ‘shrink culture’ in America, meant that Peanuts became both a balm to soothe and a tool to heal in a decade of social and political upheaval.

In consideration of Blue Monday, otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year, we welcome you to enjoy an exclusive after-hours view of the Good Grief, Charlie Brown! exhibition alongside additional gallery activity exploring how sharing cultural sensibilities with one another opens our eyes and minds to new ways of seeing, doing and being.

In a society evermore reliant on self-help, consider new ways of creatively communicating for the New Year ahead. Or voice your thoughts at artist Marcus Coates’ interpretation of Lucy’s Psychiatry Booth, but beware of the misdirected confidence that might strike back!

Tickets include exhibition entry, complimentary drink, and the full access to late night activities, subject to availability:


Please sign up to a time slot on arrival
Exhibition tours will run throughout the evening; giving you the chance to hear more of the underlying philosophical side of Peanuts and creator Schulz, whilst paralleling societal themes past and present.


Drop-in to join in
Open up and unpick ideas of happiness, self and global conversation at our drop in conversation space, creatively facilitated by Norn.

Norn is a space to develop your philosophical self. Our network of curious members from around the world attend our conversations to engage in meaningful discussions every week.

Our conversations are a modern adaptation of traditional European salon discussions connecting members to each other and to interesting locals to ask questions that expand perspectives. @norn.co


Please sign up to a time slot on arrival
Join astrologer and performance artist Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, to broaden your perceptions planetary and otherwise. Take an unconventional approach to considering societal shift and personal growth. Learn new and inspiring tools to heal, sooth and support your creative resolutions. 

Madeleine is an Argentine-born performance artist and the founder of Astrology for Artists. Her performance work is interdisciplinary - working at the intersection of performance, queer theory and astrological insight to address identity, belonging and presence. She has performed nationally and internationally and worked with artists such as Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine Gallery, Ron Athey at Fierce Festival and she has been mentored by Franko B, Ron Athey, and Tim Etchells, who she is currently assisting. Integrating her two passions, art and astrology, enabled Madeleine to communicate and reflect upon what makes us creative and what makes us feel alive. @astrologyforartists 


Drop-in to join in
Set to playlists designed to re-motivate your Blue Monday drop in, assess and express your thoughts for the year ahead. Write down your intentions comic strip style and fix them in a photograph alongside the cast of Peanuts characters.

Detail of Peanuts 29.09.1996 © Peanuts.jpg

Detail of Peanuts 29.09.1996 © Peanuts
Detail of Peanuts 29.09.1996 © Peanuts