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
Goodbye Piccadilly: From Home Front to Western Front
Until 8 March 2015
This major exhibition reveals the untold story of London’s Home Front during the First World War; how drivers took their buses to the Front to support the war effort, how women advanced into the transport workforce for the first time and how Londoners came under deadly attack from the air as total war came to the Capital.
Highlights for the ephemerist include First World War recruitment posters, rarely seen propaganda posters specially designed to be displayed in army billets overseas as a reminder of home.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London WC2E 7BB
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
Until 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
Paper Persuaders: First World War posters
Until 18 January 2015
When the First World War broke out the British Army numbered 45,000, with another 250,000 part time soldiers. The Secretary of State for War, Lord Kitchener, quickly realised the need to recruit and expand the army. The government set up the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in August 1914 and began the campaign to increase recruits to fight for their country.
Over the five years of the war, over 100 poster designs were commissioned to encourage and persuade people to do their bit. This exhibition shows a selection of them.
Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator
Until 11th September 2015
Sir Alan Cobham was a pioneering long distance aviator and technical innovator who became famous for his exploits in the interwar years by making aviation accessible and popular throughout the world.
He learnt to fly while in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and later went on to set many long distance aviation records.
These include becoming the first person to fly from London to Cape Town and back in 1926 for which he received the Air Force Cross, and in the same year to be the first person to fly from London to Australia and back, for which he was knighted by King George V.
Sir Alan Cobham also organised a series of flying tours of the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa which became affectionately known as ‘Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus’. These tours promoted aviation to the public and were a source of inspiration for countless pilots in the Second World War.
RAF Museum London
Grahame Park Way
London NW9 5LL
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
London E14 4AL
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