Museum of London Announces Special events

Author and journalist Will Self is in conversation with Dr Sebastian Groes about London’s pychogeography and how the city’s myths, memories and narratives can be mapped and recorded. All ticket holders will receive a free glass of wine on entry (from 6.45pm).

Dr Sebastian Groes is Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University. He is Series Editor of Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Continuum) and has written extensively on the modern British novel. This event is based on research for his book The Making of London, which analyses the city’s psychogeography. Will Self (Psychogeography, The Book of Dave) will be giving readings from his work and participate in a discussion focussing on psychogeography and Groes’ up and coming book.
Tue 12 Apr, 7-8pm
Book in advance, £6 (concs £4.50, Friends £3)
For the friends concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844
In partnership with Palgrave MacMillan and Roehampton University

Steve Roud on London folklore
Fri 29 Apr, 7-8pm
Book in advance £6 (concs £4.50, Friends £3)
Where in north London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did certain Londoners in the 1920s wear blue beads around their necks? And where is London’s most haunted house? Discover the city’s deepest, darkest traditions and superstitions with Steve Roud, author of London Lore. A book signing will follow this event. All ticket holders will receive a free glass of wine on entry (from 6.45pm).

Steve Roud was born in London and now lives in Sussex. He served as Local Studies Librarian for Croydon for over 20 years, and is now a freelance writer and researcher who specialises in folklore and social history. In addition to London Lore, his publications include the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore, The English Year, the Penguin Guide to Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, the Lore of the Playground, and the online database Folk Song Index.
For the friends concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844

Caryn Franklin in conversation with Wayne Hemingway
Wed 4 May, 7-8pm
Book in advance £6 (concs £4.50, Friends £3)
Co-founder of the iconic 1990s fashion label Red or Dead, the annual celebration of British music and fashion Vintage at Goodwood and the innovative and anti-elitist design studio HemingwayDesign, Wayne Hemingway is in conversation with fashion commentator Caryn Franklin about his vast and varied career and how London has influenced his life and work. All ticket holders will receive a free glass of wine on entry (from 6.45pm).

From a modest stall in Camden Market, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway turned Red or Dead into an international success story, winning the prestigious British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for an unprecedented three years in a row in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Currently, Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway run HemingwayDesign, which specialises in affordable social design. Their highest profile project so far has been the Staiths South Bank – an 800 property housing project on Tyneside, which has already won a series of high profile awards including a Housing Design Award and Building Magazine’s Best Housing-Led Regeneration Project Award. Wayne came up with a new festival concept with Vintage at Goodwood – an annual music and fashion led celebration of creative British cool from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, featuring the leading DJs, bands, purveyors of vintage clothing and vinyl from each decade. The event brought 50,000 creative people together at Goodwood last summer.
For the friends concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844

World storytelling
Mon 20 Jun, 6.30-8.30pm
Book in advance £6 (concs £4.50, Friends £3)
To mark World Refugee Day, internationally renowned storytellers Seema Anand and TUUP will be performing stories from around the world for adults while artist and performer Jose Navarro will enliven proceedings by performing his mesmerising Peruvian scissor-dance. All ticket holders to this event will receive a free glass of wine on entry (from 6.15pm).
For the friends concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844.

Gladiator games
Sat 30 & Sun 31 Jul
Admission charges apply, ticket price TBC
Step back in time to witness an epic clash of the titans in Guildhall Yard, the site of London’s only Roman amphitheatre. Hear the roar of the crowd and imagine the sand of the arena beneath your feet as fearsome gladiators dramatically reconstruct games once held in ancient Londinium.
Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

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