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Wednesday, April 16 2014

From Jamaica To Notting Hill – Rudi Patterson’s Visions In Colour @ Leighton House Museum / until 11th June 2014

From Jamaica To Notting Hill - Rudi Patterson's Visions In Colour at Leighton House MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Wed–Sun 10:00–17:30

@ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ

Tickets: £7

www.rbkc.gov.uk

For over forty years, following a career as an international model and actor, Rudi Patterson dedicated himself to painting. From the three successive council flats he lived in around Notting Hill he produced a vast body of work, exhibiting widely in London, the UK and internationally – from New York to Melbourne – throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Following his death last year, this exhibition explores a single theme; Rudi’s extraordinarily potent and vivid representations of his native Jamaica. Including many works never previously exhibited, these depictions of montane landscapes, plantation villages, luxuriant tropical vegetation, rivers and beaches conjure a compelling sense of place, intuitively made from the vantage point of a west London window.

Sunday, November 17 2013

Afro Super Hero @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 9th February 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

Afro Supa Hero is a snapshot of a childhood and journey to adulthood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora.

Jon Daniel’s action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity.

 

Tuesday, October 1 2013

Estuary @ Museum of London / until 27th October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–18:00

@ Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Free entry

Twelve contemporary artists offer new insight into this often overlooked, yet utterly compelling, area of London and the people that live and work there.

Sunday, September 22 2013

Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs @ London Transport Museum / until January 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00-18:00 (Fri 11:00-18:00)

@ London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Tickets: standard entry charge applies £15

Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art – a legacy that continues today.

The new blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. The exhibition forms part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground and features posters by many famous artists and designs from each decade over the last 100 years. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters by a panel of experts; the 150 that will appear in the exhibition show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection.

Poster Art 150 is a fitting exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, as the last major Underground poster retrospective was held in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the Underground. Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare opportunity to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.

Friday, August 9 2013

BP Walk through British Art @ Tate Britain / until 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

www.tate.org.uk

The BP Walk through British Art offers a circuit of Tate Britain’s unparalleled collection from its beginnings to its end. This ‘walk through time’ has been arranged to ensure that the collection’s full historical range, from 1545 to the present, is always on show. There are no designated themes or movements; instead, you can see a range of art made at any one moment in an open conversational manner.

Wednesday, July 17 2013

London Dungeon @ County Hall / open most days

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Most day opening times are 10:00 – 17:00 (check the website)

@ The London Dungeon, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

Tickets: from £16.95 book online

www.thedungeons.com

Visit the London Dungeon at its new home just by the London Eye. It’s the ultimate thrill-filled journey through London’s murky past, turning 1,000 years of history into 90 minutes of laughs, scares, theatre, shocks, rides, special effects, characters, jokes, mazes and storytelling.

Now that the characters are settled in their new County Hall home, you should drop on by… Sweeney would love to meat you.

The experience features:
- 18 all new shows
- 20 live actors
- State of the art theming and special effects
- Two theme park style rides
- Laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling

There’s a lot less blood and all the actors make up designs were created especially by leading make-up brand MAC. Watch this video to find out more!

Saturday, May 25 2013

Walk London @ various areas / Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

From: various times

@ Various areas

Free and no registration required

www.walklondon.org.uk
www.walk4life.info

Walk London launches Spring into Summer – over 30 free guided walks covering London’s seven top walking routes.  All walks are designed to be away from traffic and connect some of London’s best attractions, parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces.

London is a fantastic city to explore by foot, with many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.  Not only is walking carbon free, it is proven to reduce stress, and improve your physical health. The free guided walks are perfect for singles, couples, families, or groups who want to discover what’s on their doorstep – culturally, historically and environmentally.

Walk London, a Transport for London project, works in partnership with all the London boroughs to promote walking as part of Londoner’s  many day-to-day journeys.

Walks include Old Camden Town which is a distance of less than five miles. More challenging walks include The Thames Path Super Walk which is over 17 miles and lasts eight hours. All the walks will be great fun and are organised by professionals. Simply choose the walk that best suites you.

To find an event visit the Walk4Life website.

Thursday, April 11 2013

Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum London @ British Museum / until 29th September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00 – 17:30 (open until 20:30 on Fridays)

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Tickets: £15 book online

www.britishmuseum.org

AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Preserved under ash, the cities lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.

From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Tuesday, March 5 2013

Modern British Childhood 1948-2012 @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 14th April 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 to 17:45 daily

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

A major new exhibition charting the transformation of childhood in Britain during the years between the last Olympic Games in London in 1948 and the present day. Taking in changes in entertainment, health, family, fashion and play, exhibits will range from 1950s NHS prescription glasses to the 2005 Teddy mobile phone designed for children under five. The exhibition will consider issues of poverty, politics, safety and technology through objects, stories and the voices of children themselves.

Tuesday, November 27 2012

Win tickets to The London Dungeon

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00 – 19:00

@ London Dungeon, 28-34 Tooley Street, London SE1 2SZ

Tickets: from £16 book online

www.the-dungeons.co.uk

Win two tickets for any day in the next three months. To win send us an email with your name, phone number and tell us the scarest thing you’ve done in London.

The winner will be picked at the start of December and we will accept entries until Sunday 2nd of December. Email competitions@informedlondon.com

For over 37 years, The London Dungeon has been frightening people of all ages by bringing the darkest chapters of the capital’s blood-curdling history back to life through horrifying special effects, live actors and rides.

With 14 live shows, guests are transported to dark, bleak times from the Plague and the Great Fire of London to a visit with Fleet Street’s demon barber Sweeney Todd and a walk through Whitechapel where Jack the Ripper lurks around every corner.

Plus there’s a whole dungeon of scary fun to discover as a cast full of horrible characters bring London’s gory history to life. There are also three great rides; the 5D ghost hunting Vengeance, drop ride Extremis and Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell.

For those who like chills with their thrills – there is no other attraction in London that compares with the original – The London Dungeon!