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Film Studies – Hitchcock’s London

Arts and Culture

Iconic London locations, both real and recreated, feature in films by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. You will view and discuss clips from these films, including scenes of real-life ‘20s Tra ...
11:00 -
17:00
12 May 2018 -
12 May 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18315

Unbuilt London - An Architectural History That Never Was

London

London is forever being reimagined and rebuilt, and for every design that is realised in bricks and mortar (or in concrete, glass and steel), there are countless others that never make it off the arch ...
11:00 -
14:30
12 May 2018 -
12 May 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18303

Film Studies – Hollywood Musicals

Arts and Culture

A celebration and exploration of various permutations of the Hollywood musical: from its birth to golden age to seeming demise, and rebirth and reinvention; from spectacular studio sets to dancing in ...
11:00 -
17:00
16 June 2018 -
16 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18316

Walking Tours – Rebel Women of Poplar

London

Media stereotypes of the Suffragette movement focus on the militant ‘ladies’ of the West End, but Poplar and the areas further east, in Canning Town and West Ham, were home to a working class suffrage ...
11:00 -
13:00
16 June 2018 -
16 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18305

An Introduction to Printing in Europe

Arts and Culture

The history of printing is the story of a relationship between technology, society and aesthetics. This day will look at critical developments, discoveries and compromises in the story of printing, ex ...
11:00 -
16:00
26 May 2018 -
26 May 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18324

Walking Tours - London's Victorian Railway Terminals

London

London's Victorian railway terminals were gateways to Britain and the Continent, providing travel with a touch of excitement and glamour. The luxury hotels and grand facades were the public face, but ...
11:00 -
13:00
02 June 2018 -
23 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18308

Tourist London Since 1800

London

When did London become an important destination for visitors from abroad? How have the city’s landmarks changed over time? What are the best ways to avoid pickpockets? Where can you view the living sk ...
11:00 -
17:00
12 May 2018 -
12 May 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18309

The Victorians in Summer (1830s-1900s)

Arts and Culture

From half-day excursions with the working classes to marking the Season with the upper classes, this short archives workshop uses original nineteenth-century pamphlets, guidebooks, illustrations and e ...
11:00 -
14:00
09 June 2018 -
09 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18325

Women at Work 1890s-1970s

Arts and Culture

From garment workers to shop girls to mannequins to secretaries, this hands-on archives session reveals the varied occupational experiences of a range of women through original sources from our specia ...
11:00 -
14:00
16 June 2018 -
16 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18327

I Feel Pretty (1880s-1970s)

Arts and Culture

To tie in with our production of West Side story, this engaging half-day course explores a century of changing fashion and beauty ideals. The subject is studied through hands-on access to original mat ...
11:00 -
14:00
23 June 2018 -
23 June 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC18328