Sundays · 18 January · 15 March · 19 July · 20 September
Doubletree by Hilton
92 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4BH
All are welcome. Entry £2 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
Ephemera Society Special Fairs 2015
Sundays · 24 May · 6 December
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London WC1N 1HT
All are welcome. Entry £3 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War
Until 3 November 2014
In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition at the The Huntington Library, San Marino, California illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States.
Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collections, Your Country Calls! features approximately fifty stirring posters created to shape and influence national identity, justify involvement, build unity across international borders, and mobilise citizens into action for a collective effort to win the war.
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
120 Years of Tower Bridge 1894-2014
13 October 2014 – 5 January 2015
Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by The Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), on behalf of Queen Victoria.
As part of the 120th anniversary celebrations of the opening of Tower Bridge, Guildhall Art Gallery presents an exhibition exploring the Bridge as an enduring source of artistic inspiration for painters, draughtsman, printmakers and photographers, showcasing rare and captivating images of the icon from every decade of its history.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street)
London EC2V 5AE
The Great Diary Project
Until 12 October 2014
Using documents from The Great Diary Project archive at Bishopsgate Institute, this exhibition offers insights into the lives of children and teenagers at particular moments in history. The diaries on display date from 1813 to 1996, showing changes in attitudes over time and demonstrating how an individual's unique voice can be captured in this very private kind of writing.
On public display for the first time, they include tales of flogging and bed bugs at boarding school during the Napoleonic Wars, early twentieth century American Scout diaries, as well as coded accounts of wild teenage behavior during the Blitz.
The Project began in 2011 with the private collection of historian Irving Finkel, who has been rescuing diaries for years, storing them in his office at the British Museum. Finkel and his team of researchers and volunteers recognised the importance of diaries as records of stories, language and intimate details about the way people live. The Great Diary Project aims to collect unwanted personal diaries as an invaluable record of social history to be used for future research; it accepts donations of diaries from all over the country. Read more at www.thegreatdiaryproject.co.uk/
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Witches and wicked bodies
Until 11 January 2015
This exhibition will examine the portrayal of witches and witchcraft in art from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. It will feature prints and drawings by artists including Dürer, Goya, Delacroix, Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, alongside classical Greek vessels and Renaissance maiolica.
Efforts to understand and interpret seemingly malevolent deeds – as well apportion blame for them and elicit confessions through hideous acts of torture – have had a place in society since classical antiquity and Biblical times. Men, women and children have all been accused of sorcery. The magus, or wise practitioner of ‘natural magic’ or occult ‘sciences’, has traditionally been male, but the majority of those accused and punished for witchcraft, especially since the Reformation, have been women. They are shown as monstrous hags with devil-worshipping followers. They represent an inversion of a well-ordered society and the natural world.
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Until 2 November 2014
In celebration of the 120th anniversary of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, this summer, the Museum of London Docklands opens a new, free exhibition – Bridge.
New London Bridge under construction 1827
Bridge is the largest art exhibition ever to be staged at the Museum of London Docklands. Drawing on the museum’s significant art collections, the exhibition will feature rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks, alongside photography and film to consider the significance of bridges within London’s landscape.
Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
Sunderland SR1 1RE
Performing Arts Memorabilia Fair 2014
Saturday · 1 November · 10.30 - 16.00
Specialist dealers will display for sale books and ephemera
including playbills, posters, autographs, programmes, prints and
photographs, ballet, dance, circus, memorabilia, and much more at prices
ranging from a few to several hundred pounds.
Sadler's Wells Theatre
More information contact: 01424 722647 · 07775 704052