Tuesday 30 June 2015

IWM (Imperial War Museums) Exhibitions and events at IWM

Visit IWM this July for new exhibitions and events

© IWM (HU 8799)  A group of Royal Marines and seamen on the quarterdeck.

HMS Belfast in the Arctic Convoys
In February 1943, HMS Belfast began work as an escort ship for the Arctic Convoys transporting supplies to Russia in the hopes of helping the fight against Hitler on Germany's eastern front.

In her first round trip to Russia, HMS Belfast saw three merchant ships sunk by U-boats and the entire convoy attacked from the air by fighter planes. But these were not the only dangers. It was so cold, metal and skin would freeze together instantly; dawn and dusk were only hours apart, leaving the men in almost constant darkness; and the seas got so rough, the force of a single wave could rip off a whole gun turret roof.

Learn about the ship's role in the Arctic Convoys in the War and Peace exhibition on board HMS Belfast.
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Peter Kennard: Unofficial War ArtistDiscover the man behind the cigar
Peter Kennard is Britain's foremost political artist and has been at the cutting edge of global political image making since the Vietnam War. Visit IWM London to see the first major retrospective of his work.Explore the Churchill Museum in Churchill War Rooms to learn about the life of Winston Churchill. Find out how he entered politics and became the Prime Minister that led the country to victory in the Second World War.
Free entry: plan your visit
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Battle of Britain Air ShowHorrible Histories®: Blitzed Brits
Book tickets for The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show (Sat 19 - Sun 20 September) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this famous aerial battle. Explore the role of RAF Duxford in the Battle of Britain and find out about the experiences of the people who served at our historic airfield.Discover the sights, sounds and smells of wartime Britain in IWM North's new, interactive exhibitionHorrible Histories®:Blitzed Brits, starting on Saturday 11 July. The opening weekend includes family activities throughout the day including illustration workshops, storytelling sessions and performances.
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The changing face of London BFI Southbank until September 2015The London Open: 2015
Coming soon: 15 Jul - 6 Sep 2015
The BFI present a three month season which celebrates London's stories through a century of extraordinary film making from archive clips to more modern cinematic adventure. For Londoners this season will show the city they know and love, as they may never have known it before.The London Open 2015 is the Whitechapel Gallery triennial exhibition. Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across the capital in 2015.
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