Sunday 31 March 2019

Imperial War Museums - A troubled European leader

Kaiser Wilhelm II visiting captured Russian trenches near Tarnopol, July 1917
Ship Shape
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Making a New World

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - Margaret Rowney: The Art of Drawing and Printmaking

You are cordially invited to the opening of...

Margaret Rowney:
The Art of Drawing and Printmaking

Thursday 18 April, 6:30pm-9pm

Join us for the opening of our newest exhibition celebrating the work of painter and printmaker, Margaret Rowney.
Here, Margaret Rowney’s work is woven together with that of other artists in the Burgh House collection, providing a colourful exploration of aspects of her life and art.
The exhibition will open with a speech by the artist's son, John Hauxwell.
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Margaret Rowney was born in 1908, and grew up in Hampstead in an artistic household; her father Walter was an amateur painter and ran the family business manufacturing art supplies.
Margaret and her father would regularly walk on Hampstead Heath with their sketchbooks, spinning a palette knife to decide which view to paint. This appreciation of nature and her surroundings underpinned a prolific and unique career, which this exhibition will examine 20 years after Margaret’s death.
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Saturday 30 March 2019

Bloomsbury Theatre - JUST ANNOUNCED: Performance Lab at Bloomsbury Theatre

Just announced: Performance Lab
Eleven experiments in science and the arts
Experience cutting-edge research from UCL – one of the world’s leading universities – brought to life onstage by artists, dancers, opera singers and stand-up comedians.

Tickets are available now for a radical season of talks, theatre and musical performances - with many events free to attend and a top ticket price of £10. Read on to find out more...
What's on at the Bloomsbury Theatre 
Neuroscientist Prof. Sophie Scott reveals the secrets of a good giggle with comedians Tim Key, Maawan Rizwan and Stuart Goldsmith. 2 May. £10
The Tsar Wants His Photograph TakenResearchers from UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies shed new light on Kurt Weill's rarely seen comic opera. 4 May. £10
A Shakespeare performance like no other, with new imaging technology that shows what’s happening in the actors’ brains. 15 + 16 May. £10
A free symposium on how performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art. 29 April. Free

The world’s only improvising opera company reveals the untold stories of objects from UCL museums. 7 May. £10

Professor of Philosophy Dr Tom Stern and theatre director Gregory Thompson untangle tragedy and catharsis. 10 May. £5

Artists and scholars from Lebanon and the UK present a free evening of soundscapes inspired by the city. 15 May. Free

A chance to discuss the relationship between music and the city followed by a live performance. 17 May. Free daytime talk. £10 evening performance

An original musical about the birth of colour photography taking in Gershwin, Einstein and Hitler. 18 May. £10

Artist Liz Orton explores medical imaging technologies to see the body as a new kind of archive. 20 June. £6
Over at the Grant Museum of Zoology
Just around the corner from the theatre at the Grant Museum of Zoology, award-winning artist Tom Bailey presents Vigil, a wild, playful encounter with internationally threatened species. 

Space is limited for this special performance, which draws on UCL research and the museum's weird and wonderful animal specimens. 6 + 7 June. £5
Bloomsbury Theatre
University College London
15 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH
Photos from top: Locus developed by Amanda Simo Rodriguez and Anthos Venizelos with dancer Saloni Saraf. Bloomsbury Theatre 2019 © Belinda Lawley; Professor Sophie Scott; Flute Theatre. Bloomsbury Theatre 2019 © Belinda Lawley; Tom Bailey.

Museum of London - Easter holidays? More like BEASTER holidays!

Visit us this Easter
The Easter holidays are nearly upon us and we've got you covered. At both the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands, we're jam packed with free workshops, activities and sessions to keep kids of all ages entertained. Not only that, but kids eat free at our restaurants at both sites, so why not make a day of it this Easter?
Easter at the Museum of London
Investigate and escape!
12-20 Apr, 11-11.30am, 12.30-1pm, 2-2.30pm, 3.30-4pm
Museum of London
Take part in a family escape room-inspired adventure and discover the secrets to a mysterious artefact while learning about real puzzles archaeologists have to solve.
The mystery of the dragon 
11 & 18 Apr, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm, 3-3.30pm
Museum of London
Dragons? In London? Surely not.

Find out about why dragons guard the City of London and more firey tales in this free interactive story session.
Easter at the Museum of London Docklands
Morse code masters
9-14 Apr, 12-1.30pm, 2.30-4pm
Museum of London
Can you decode the secret messages? Have a go at communicating in Morse code, then spell out your name to make your own Morse code bracelet in this fun craft workshop.

Shhhhh! Secret spies at work
10 & 11 Apr 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm, 3-3.30pm
Museum of London
You're invited to attend our Historical Spy School - but don't tell anyone. Hear how Morse code, flag signals and carrier pigeons were used to relay messages in a retelling of ‘Fly Cher Ami’ by Robert Burleigh.
We're trialling some early weekday openings for Mudlarks
We want to try something new with our Mudlarks gallery. Moving forward, we'll be opening the gallery on certain weekday mornings. We'll announce if the gallery will be opening early the day before on social media.

So if you haven't, there's never been a better time to follow us! 
Beasts of London
The Beasts of London arrive this month and we couldn't be more excited! We have so much going on around the experience itself, so why not make a day of it? 

Not only do we have an amazing programme of family events and activities around Beasts of London, kids eat free at our restaurant, London Wall Bar & Kitchen. Join us for a for a truly unique journey through London's past and treat the whole family to a great day out.
What Beast of London are you?
The Beasts of London aren't just cool to look at; they've each got their own personalities and characteristics!

Let the family find out which Beast of London they are in our fun, exclusive quiz!

Have you ever wondered if you're a mysterious fox? A majestic eagle? An adorable dormouse? Now's your time to find out!