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Ruin LustWhat is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad about them (painting romantic pictures of them and even going as far as having decorative ruins built as features the grand landscapes of stately homes). In the 19th century they were associated with the dark effects of industrialisation and the end of the old way of life. And in the 20th century they held memories of world wars and economic decline. In this exhibition, Tate Britain explores the aesthetic potency of the ruin and the theme of ruination through British art form the 17th century to the present day, where a ruin is at once an echo of the past and a glimpse of the future.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  26% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from Ruin Lust
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  31% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Ruin Lust
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  40% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Ruin Lust
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
 
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BP Spotlight: Pre-Raphaelite Works On Paper
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2015 to 7th May 2017 - 10am-6pm
Ruin Lust, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
This exhibition, curated by Carol Jacobi, presents paintings on various materials from the influential group of artists, working in the 19th century....More
 
 
 
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David Hockney
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 29th May 2017
Ruin Lust, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
As he approaches his 80th birthday, David Hockney is the subject of a major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2017. Gathering together an extensive selection of ...More
 
 
 
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Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th March to 20th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
Ruin Lust, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
A major light installation by the British artist and filmmaker, responding to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain....More
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 6 minutes from Ruin Lust
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Ruin Lust
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Ruin Lust
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
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City Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Ruin Lust
A cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Ruin Lust
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 25 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 28 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 13 minutes from Ruin Lust
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 12 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 13 minutes from Ruin Lust
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 15 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Ruin Lust
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes from Ruin Lust
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Ruin Lust
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Ruin Lust
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Ruin Lust
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 

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Art Now: Lucy Beech & Edward ThomassonArt Now: Lucy Beech & Edward ThomassonA collaborative performance project in which the British artists explore how people work with and against each other, considering how personal and occupational problems might be worked through collectively.2017-04-25T10:00:00+01002017-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Art Now: Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
Rachel WhitereadRachel WhitereadIn autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize. That accolade came in 1993, the same year she made House (arguably her best known work), an 'inside out house' where the fireplaces of the interior could be seen on the outside. This life-sized cast of a condem2017-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  12th September 2017 to 4th February 2018
VENUE  Tate Britain 
In autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize. That accolade came in 1993, the same year she made House (arguably her best known work), an 'inside out house' where the fireplaces of the interior could be seen on the outside. This life-sized cast of a condem... More about this event
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in LondonThe EY Exhibition: Impressionists in LondonThe EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it looks back to the 1870s, when France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, and explores how many artists chose to seek refuge across the Channel. Presenting captivating works by the like2017-11-02T00:00:00+00002018-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  2nd November 2017 to 29th April 2018
VENUE  Tate Britain 
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it looks back to the 1870s, when France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, and explores how many artists chose to seek refuge across the Channel. Presenting captivating works by the like... More about this event
 

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Joy Lisney & Laefer Saxophone Quartet
Concerts | On 24th April 2017 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

The cellist joins the quartet for Ligeti's Solo Cello Sonata, the world premiere of Jan Vriend's Symphonic Dances For Solo ...More

Matilda Lloyd & Cameron Richardson-Eames
Concerts | On 24th April 2017 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

The trumpeter and pianist perform Giles Swayne's Sangre Viva, Maxwell Davies's Trumpet Sonata and Deborah Pritchard's Seven Halts On The ...More

Murky Mondays
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The LightBox 8 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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The LightBox 8 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

Uplifting vocal and upbeat deep house to pumping tech house from resident DJs on a weekly rotation....More

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Apollo Victoria Theatre 15 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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Theatre | Until 27th May 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 16 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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The Vaults, Arch 233 17 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 17 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

Matthew Bugg presents sex, scandal and showbiz in a 1940s-style musical depicting two men as they struggle to bring their ...More

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