Talk: The Rise and Fall of London  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH FEBRUARY 2013

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The Rise and Fall of London is the second is a series of three talks held at the London Transport Museum to mark the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground with all three authors of the book, 'Underground - How the Tube shaped London', presenting monthly illustrated talks. On Monday 25th February 2013 Oliver Green continues the series, concentrating on the 1920s and 30s when Lord Ashfield and Frank Pick were at the helm. It was a golden era for the Underground when cutting edge art, design and architecture were used to give the transport system a new, progressive appearance. But everything suddenly changed in 1939 when war descended on the city and the deep tunnels had dual purpose, sheltering Londoners while the train service continued to run daily.

 

About London Transport Museum

After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. More about London Transport Museum


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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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Book Signing & Meet The Author Of Children's Book Series - Beatrice And The London BusBook Signing & Meet The Author Of Children's Book Series - Beatrice And The London BusMeet Francesca Lombardo in one-to-one sessions.2016-12-17T12:00:00+00002016-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Book Signing & Meet The Author Of Children's Book Series - Beatrice And The London Bus
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the CityPrize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the CitySelected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration reflect the Sounds of the City. Taking inspiration from the familiar, the curious, the persistent and the distinctive chorus of sounds we hear about us day and night, this is a celebration of the hubbub and the quiet spaces, 2017-05-19T00:00:00+01002017-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
PRICING  Free with admission £16, concs £13.50, under 18s/TFL staff Free, under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult
DATES  19th May to 3rd September 2017
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration reflect the Sounds of the City. Taking inspiration from the familiar, the curious, the persistent and the distinctive chorus of sounds we hear about us day and night, this is a celebration of the hubbub and the quiet spaces, ... More about this event
 

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