Ruin Lust

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 18TH MAY 2014

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Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG 
 
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4th March 2014 until 18th May 2014
 
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Daily 10am-5pm
 
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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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Ruin Lust  Jane and Louise Wilson Azeville 2006 Tate © Jane and Louise Wilson  

Ruin Lust - Jane and Louise Wilson Azeville 2006 Tate © Jane and Louise Wilson

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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
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London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  38% 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 Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  41% 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 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  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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Today Only
Lights On
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 21st August 2014
The LightBox, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 8 minutes from Ruin Lust
Resident DJs and guests supply house and techno rhythms....More
 
 
 
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A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th May to 31st August 2014
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Ruin Lust
Writer, TV personality and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh has been asked to curate this new exhibition for 2014 at the Garden Museum in Kennington, which will ...More
 
 
 
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Regarding X, MemLife And Ben Craig
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 21st August 2014 - 7pm-11pm
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 9 minutes from Ruin Lust
On tonight's bill: Regarding X, a hilarious interior monologue inspired by Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, following Eileen around northern Spain; Nelson Brett's MemLife, an interactive play ...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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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, 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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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... 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
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Ruin Lust
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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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, SW1X | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Ruin Lust
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
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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
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 35 minutes from Ruin Lust
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 37 minutes from Ruin Lust
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 37 minutes from Ruin Lust
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Ruin Lust
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Ruin Lust
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 15 minutes from Ruin Lust
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 12 minutes from Ruin Lust
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, 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
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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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
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Tate Britain events

 
British Folk ArtBritish Folk ArtBritish Folk ArtOverlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in thi21st August 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
British Folk Art
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  10th June to 7th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Overlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in thi... More about this event
 
BP Spotlight: SourceBP Spotlight: SourceThis display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.21st August 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Source
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.
BP Spotlight: Alan DavieBP Spotlight: Alan DaviePaintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.21st August 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.
BP Spotlight: Chris KillipBP Spotlight: Chris KillipWorks by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.21st August 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.
Space (Ages 15-25)Space (Ages 15-25)An unstructured, creative session.21st August 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Space (Ages 15-25)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 30th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
An unstructured, creative session.
BP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelBP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelThis display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons21st August 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: The Craze For Pastel
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomReception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomThis display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a21st August 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life Room
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014, supported by Sotheby's.21st August 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th May to 19th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014, supported by Sotheby's.
BP Spotlight: Andrea ButtnerBP Spotlight: Andrea ButtnerWorks that include woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them.21st August 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Andrea Buttner
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Works that include woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them.
BP Spotlight: Forgotten FacesBP Spotlight: Forgotten FacesThis display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced in books or as postcards. Diana of the Uplands, Charles Wellington Furse's portrait of his wife Katharine, for example, once rivalled Millais's Ophelia in popularity.21st August 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Forgotten Faces
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced in books or as postcards. Diana of the Uplands, Charles Wellington Furse's portrait of his wife Katharine, for example, once rivalled Millais's Ophelia in popularity.
 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

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Adrift uses the sounds of materials used in dock to take listeners on a dream-like sonic journey deep under water. ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

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Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain

A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of ...More

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British Folk Art
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Overlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Tate Britain

Works that include woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Tate Britain

This display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues ...More

Space (Ages 15-25)
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

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