Monday, 19 February 2018

The Cinema Museum - Different Lens, Kennington Talkies, Ad Mad, Kennington Noir

CINEMA MUSEUM IN TALKS WITH POTENTIAL MUSEUM SITE PURCHASERS

The trustees of The Cinema Museum issued a public statement on Thursday 15 February explaining the current situation with SLaM and their preferred bidder for the site on which the Museum stands. The full statement can be read here.
Different Lens March 16th, Kennington Talkies March 18th, Ad Mad & Kennington Noir March 21st
Through a Different Lens: Ad work by Joanna Margaret Paul, Friday March 16th @ 7pm
Filmmaker and curator Peter Todd presents this, the first, programme of 12 films, dedicated to New Zealand poet, painter, and filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul. Often shot and edited in camera, her films chronicle motherhood and domestic life, the worn traces of urban settlement and the persistent presence of the natural world. Todd’s accompanying essay places Joanna Margaret Paul work in the lineage of filmmaker Margaret Tait and painter Frances Hodgkins. This screening follows the programmes presentation at the Glasgow Film Festival 2018 and last year’s sold out screening at London’s Close-Up cinema.  Find out more here.

Advanced tickets are £10 (£7.50 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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Kennington Talkies presents; I Met Him In Paris (1937), Sunday March 18th @ 2:30pm
I Met Him in Paris is a 1937 romantic comedy, directed by Wesley Ruggles, with Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas and Robert Young.
Colbert plays a young woman who escapes her boring long-term suitor for Paris and a ‘fling’. She meets two new suitors, Gene and George (Young and Douglas). From Paris they move to Switzerland. Which one will she choose?
Advanced tickets are £6 and can be purchased from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
'Ad Mad' - 100 Years of Cinema Advertising, Wednesday, March 21st @ 7:30pm
A trawl through the archives to find the quirky and eccentric approach to selling will be undertaken by film historian Alex Gleason.
This is a special Cinema Museum fund-raising event with the help of the BFI National Archive in conjunction with the Kennington Bioscope.

This is a Cinema Museum fund-raising event, so although it is free, we will be asking for contributions. Please give generously.

 

Kennington Noir presents; The Blue Dhalia (1946) Wednesday March 21st @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents The Blue Dahlia (1946). Raymond Chandler wrote the screenplay for this moody, hard-boiled film noir, directed by George Marshall.
At the end of WWII, a war veteran (Alan Ladd) and his buddies (William Bendix and Hugh Beaumont) return to Los Angeles, and one of them becomes a murder suspect when his adulterous party-loving wife is found dead. Helped by a beautiful blonde (Veronica Lake), he tries to avoid the police while looking for his wife’s killer.
Digital presentation. Plus supporting programme.

Advanced tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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Friday, 16 February 2018

V&A - Friday Late: Future of Dating

Victoria and Albert Museum
Friday Late
Friday Late

Future of Dating
Friday 23 February, 18.30 – 22.00

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction.

Join us this Friday Late swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role does data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best. Watch out cupid!

Highlights include Block Universe presenting Pierre & Baby and Tango & Hawaii, a DJ set from collective Pxssy Palace as well as the video game Dream Daddy to name but a few.


Free, Drop-in

Join the conversation #FridayLate

Greenwich Market - Free workshops and win a goody bag!

Free Chinese lantern making workshops
this weekend!
Free workshops for children on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February with Wei from Paper MoonShop at Greenwich Market.
Make your own Chinese lanterns and origami dogs to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Woof, woof! More
#KissMeQuick Competition continues!

Feel the Love this February - strike a pose (like Richard and Lisa) in our Love Heart
10th to 24th February

Tag us with your Valentine's pic on TwitterInstagram and Facebook to win a Sticks'n'Sushi voucher and a goodie bag for the most original pic! More

Market Studios, Fitness and Pilates opening next week!
Sunday 25th February
Market Studios, Fitness and Pilates
Open Day 11am - 3pm

Pop by, meet the team and check out the Pilates, Yoga and Body classes taught by our expert instructors. More
 

Demi Lovato The O2, London June 2018

Demi Lovato 
The O2, London 
June 2018
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato will be bringing her European tour to The O2, London this June. 

Lovato's sixth studio album “Tell Me You Love Me” debuted at #1 on iTunes in 37 countries on September 2017. The single “Sorry Not Sorry” off her album instantly flew into the Top 5 on the iTunes Charts and is now certified double-platinum. The hit has garnered over 500 million streams, climbed to #1 on the viral charts, and has over 290 million views for its house party video.

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The Postal Museum - Announcement from the deep... plus our biggest ticket release yet!

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

New exhibition announced! Voices from the Deep

You heard it here first! We’ve just announced our brand new exhibition, Voices from the Deep.

Sunken, forgotten, and then saved from the depths of the ocean, we invite you to uncover a selection of over 700 personal letters that have been trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in a ship for nearly three-quarters of a century.

Now you can ride through hidden underground tunnels and travel to the bottom of seabed (well kinda) all in the same morning!

Be the first to experience it from 29 March 2018 (limited time only).
 
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Our biggest ticket release ever!

You can now get tickets right until the end of August. That's six whole months! Easter and summer might feel like a long way off but they’ll be here before you know it.

What are you waiting for?
 
Make plans

Disney's The Lion King Lyceum Theatre, London Tickets from £33.00

See it now, remember it forever
Disney's The Lion King 
Lyceum Theatre, London 
Tickets from £33.00
Now entering its 18th successive year at the Lyceum Theatre in London, Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most successful West End shows of all time. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

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Imperial War Museum - Discover Bernard and Cicely's story


Pages 13-14 of a graphic journal drawn by Bernard George Dale
Explore the whole journal

Hand-coloured photo of Bernard and Cicely on their wedding day
Read all about them

Welcome to the Year of the Dog: Chinese people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year with lion dance, stunning lanterns and delicious dumplings.

  • The Chinese New Year starts on February 16 as one-fifth of the world's population celebrate the festival
  • The New Year is the Year of the Dog, succeeding the Year of the Rooster and preceding the Year of the Pig
  • Millions of people have tuned in to watch the Chinese Near Year Gala, the world's most popular TV show
  • Lunar New Year is celebrated by people around the world, but mainly in Eastern and South-east Asia


  • It might just be the biggest annual party in the world - the Chinese New Year.  
    Today, more than 1.4 billion Chinese people are celebrating the arrival of their New Year according to the traditional lunar calendar - with big family banquets, stunning lanterns and the Chinese Near Year Gala on TV.
    The Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world, but the main festivities are in China as well as other Asian countries, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea.

    According to the Chinese zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. A massive pooch-shaped lantern is seen in Shanghai
    According to the Chinese zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. A massive pooch-shaped lantern is seen in ShanghaiChinese  perform dragon and lion dance to herald the Lunar New Year. Artists are seen performing in Henan on February 11
    Chinese perform dragon and lion dance to herald the Lunar New Year. Artists are seen performing in Henan on February 11
    Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is the time to go out to see spectacular lanterns, such as the one in Shanghai (above)
    Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is the time to go out to see spectacular lanterns, such as the one in Shanghai (above)
    The streets of China as well as Chinatowns around the world have turned red with ornaments used to celebrate the festival
    The streets of China as well as Chinatowns around the world have turned red with ornaments used to celebrate the festival

    Souce - Daily Mail

    Thursday, 15 February 2018

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