Wednesday 31 July 2019

Museum of London - Ready for a wild summer?

Smithfield street party: A beastly adventure
This August bank holiday Sunday, Culture Mile presents Smithfield street party: A beastly adventure, a fantastical free street party where the animals top the bill, marking the culmination of #PlayTheMile.

London’s animals – past, present, future, large and small, rare and familiar – will be taking over the streets around Smithfield Market for one day only to teach humans the secret ways of their world.
A beastly summer holiday
Oh no, the beasts have taken over the museum! Aided by a highly trained and safely secured flock of pigeons, they've revealed the original name of the building and taken it for themselves. Legal challenge on our behalf pending. 

In the meantime, better make the most of it and see what they've got planned. There'll be a whole summer of beastly activities, workshops, storytelling sessions and more, right in the heart of the city. 
Summer fun down the docks
River tales and sewer stories
Wed 7- Sat 13 Aug
Museum of London Docklands
Meet Ronnie the river rat and Aggie Sweepclean as they take you on a journey through London’s hidden rivers in our free interactive family shows (advanced booking required). All this and more as part of our incredible season of free family fun this summer.

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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On

What's On at Burgh House


Last chance!
The Ponds: Photos from the Hit Documentary

until Sunday 25 August
An exhilarating exhibition of photographs from the hit documentary The Ponds about the year-round swimmers at the ponds on Hampstead Heath. The filmmakers have combined film stills, behind-the-scenes moments and archival images to celebrate the unique ponds and the success of their film.

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From Schumann to Contemporary Chinese piano & violin solos and duets

Sunday 18 August, 2pm
International renowned musicians from Hong Kong and America, Sui Ming Chu ( Sue Hope), Susan Chan and Patrick Yim, lecturer and professor from HK Baptist University and Portland State University perform a delightful program of classical music from west to east.
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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Thursday 12 September, 7:30pm
We are delighted to host award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster Angela Saini in conversation with Financial Times science columnist Anjana Ahuja.
As ethnic nationalism rises around the world, race science is experiencing a revival, fuelled by the abuse of data and facts by politically-motivated groups. The story of who humans are and how we evolved is being rewritten to suit their agendas.
In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini explores the concept of race, from its origins to the present day.
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Japanese Ink & Watercolour Course- Painting Large Birds

Fridays 13, 20, 27 September & 4 October, 12:45pm-4:15pm
Learn how to paint the rooster, heron, crane and peacock, using traditional Japanese ink & watercolour.
This mixed level course will explore these much adored animal themes within context of their meaning and significant in Japanese art.
Each workshop will begin with an introduction and demonstration by Talia, follow on you will learn and practice various brush strokes.
Learn how to paint the rooster, heron, crane and peacock, using traditional Japanese ink & watercolour
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PS. Did you hear Jo Good talking with us about Burgh House last week?

Catch it here at 2 hours 40 minutes!

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