MoL raises more money for move

The Museum of London has announced significant support totalling £15m towards its bold, ambitious plans to create a new museum for London in West Smithfield. A major grant of £10m from the Linbury Trust, the charitable foundation established by Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, and initial support of £5m* National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) make up the latest high-profile support for creating a spectacular new home for the museum in the historic heart of the city.    The Linbury Trust’s support of £10m is one of the largest gifts in the museum’s … [Read more...]

COLPAI update

Over the past month, the City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) team has been busy investigating and preparing the new schools site for soft strip and demolition, which it aims to commence around now. It has now completed the removal of asbestos from the site and is continuing to disconnect  to the site ahead of demolition. The team thanks those who responded to the consultation on the hoarding colour. Several suggestions were made regarding different colours and the potential for artwork in the future was also raised. A colour for the hoardings was agreed with members of the … [Read more...]

Exclusive Legal Talks for Residents

Carter Lemon Camerons invite Barbican residents: 1 November 2018 - Letting your property 8 November 2018 - Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney 15 November 2018 - Inheritance Tax and Equity Release at Carter Lemon Camerons LLP Solicitors 10 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HJ Refreshments after the talk. Contact Caitlin Waghorn or Lorraine King on 0207 406 1000 to secure your place or by email at CaitlinWaghorn@cartercamerons.com or LorraineKing@cartercamerons.com. … [Read more...]

Lunchtime Recital at St Bartholomew the Less Wed 17th Oct

2018-19 Lunchtime Recital Series at St Bart's the Less A former prize-winner at the USA International Harp Competition, Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llyr has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and St David's Hall. Her programme will include works by Debussy, Scriabin, and Liszt, as well as music by the French harpist/composer Henriette Renié and by Welsh composers Grace Williams, Haldon Evans, and William Matthias. Gwenllian joined the CMF Artist Programme in 2017. Free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gwenllian-llyr-tickets-48793100477   … [Read more...]

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Opera) Concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate on Saturday October 20th (starting with mini wine tasting at 5:45 pm).

GS Wines and partners will present an exciting evening of music (mainly operatic arias), a little wine tasting of Italian wines plus an optional 3-course luxury Italian dinner - a complete night out for as little £53.50 (after applying appropriate discounts and booked directly through Gordon - see contact details below). Our internationally accomplished singers, Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke (Soprano)  and Yuri Sabatini (Tenor) will be joined by talented newcomers Giulia Laudano (Mezzo) and Jacob Feldman (baritone) - a fine replacement for Michael Ronan who had to pull out.  This … [Read more...]

Lifesize elephant hologram at St Paul’s

A life-sized elephant, normally found roaming the plains of Africa, appeared in St Paul’s this morning. WWF released the majestic elephant hologram, standing at just under five metres, as part of their  ‘Stop Wildlife Trafficking’ campaign, which is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Every year, more elephants are poached than born and WWF is calling for world leaders to commit to ending the illegal wildlife trade at a major summit on the issue in London this week. Ahead of the 11-12 October London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade at Battersea’s Evolution Centre, WWF … [Read more...]

Charterhouse resident Stanley Underhill publishes turbulent memoir

Charterhouse resident Stanley Underhill publishes memoir of a life fighting prejudice and institutionalised ignorance: Out of the Black Country Zuleika Books & Publishing is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Coming out of the Black Country, a memoir by Reverend Stanley Underhill, a resident of the Charterhouse almshouse in Islington, which will be available in-store and online from Friday 5th October 2018. Coming out of the Black Country is at once disturbing and inspiring: it is a powerful portrait of past social hardships and an insightful and personal memoir … [Read more...]

Exhibition: Nursing during history’s deadliest pandemic

New exhibition marks 100 years since the deadliest pandemic in human history known as Spanish Flu  One hundred years ago, just as World War I was drawing to a close, an invisible killer more deadly than the war itself, swiftly swept across the globe, infecting half a billion people worldwide and killing 50-100 million, including 250,000 Britons.  A special exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum located at St Thomas' Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames on the South Bank , running from 21 September 2018 to 16 June 2019, marks the centenary of the … [Read more...]

Brutalist Tapestry in Beech Street Tunnel

Culture Mile presents Brutalist Tapestry, an installation by artist Jason Bruges in Beech Street Tunnel Artist Jason Bruges has created Brutalist Tapestry, the latest large-scale installation commissioned by Culture Mile that is also part of London Design Festival 2018 and launches on Saturday 15 September. Brutalist Tapestry is a kinetic and interactive installation in Beech Street Tunnel (opposite Barbican Underground), inspired by the hand-crafted concrete finish of the Barbican Estate. The artwork replaces a 21-metre section of panels on the south side of Beech Street Tunnel with a … [Read more...]

British Land announces exciting new projects for London Design Festival 2018

British Land, Headline Partner of London Design Festival for the third consecutive year, will showcase key commissions and activations as part of the 2018 Festival. Alphabet by Kellenberger-White at Broadgate British Land has commissioned London-based graphic design studio, Kellenberger-White to create a landmark project at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate. The design studio, known for their playful approach to typography, has designed a bespoke typeface which will come to life through a series of 26 moveable alphabet chairs. It will transform Broadgate into an interactive, urban … [Read more...]