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  • Attend the Silent Ceremony – IanVisits
    Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Each year in a ceremony as rich in pomp as it is ancient in history and in total silence the new Lord Mayor is sworn into office For over 800 years on Michaelmas Day the city s liverymen elect a new Lord Mayor for the year ahead and a few weeks later the Silent Ceremony takes place It s not absolutely silent as apart from the occasional muffled cough or ringing of a mobile phone the incoming Lord Mayor reads out a vow before signing the book to confirm his or occasionally her office and to take responsibility for the Mansion House There are also a lot of doffing of

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/18/attend-the-silent-ceremony/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Dr Who at UCL – IanVisits
    in a lecture theatre with others inside the museums themselves surrounded by ancient relics In the dark While watching a horror movie 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea 6th October Free no tickets needed Sailors beware Tales of attacks on ships by a mysterious sea creature lead an intrepid team led by naturalist Professor Aronnax and professional whaler Ned Land to investigate But all is not as it seems as the team encounter the enigmatic Captain Nemo and begin an epic underwater adventure Join Historian of Biology and film buff Professor Joe Cain as he shares his love of this classic film The film is followed by a free wine reception at the Museum The Kingdom of Bones 15th October 5 Book tickets A screening of this episode from Murder Rooms set in late nineteenth century Edinburgh in which doctor turned detective Joseph Bell is asked to unwrap a mummy but finds a recently murdered corpse House of Wax 26th October 5 Book tickets Staring the master of horror himself Vincent Price the film tells the story of a disfigured sculptor who re populates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax coated corpses as displays Before watching the film there will be an introductory talk on the history of wax work models in art and a chance to see some anatomical drawings from the UCL collection A glass of wine and popcorn will be provided A tribute to Christopher Lee 31st October 5 Book tickets Join Egyptologist John J Johnston as he looks back over the life and career of the iconic British actor Sir Christopher Lee This heavily illustrated lecture will consider his substantial contribution to the public s understanding of the ancient world through a tremendous body of work spanning six decades filled with

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/18/vincent-price-christopher-lee-and-dr-who-at-ucl/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Glowing Clouds of Balls to fill Covent Garden – IanVisits
    Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Later this month 100 000 giant white balloons will fill the interior of the 19th Century Market Building in Covent Garden It s art by a French artist Charles Pétillon who has a long standing obsession with filling things up with large white balloons Normally to overflowing but this time as a vast cloud that will float above the heads of tourists The cloud will be 54 metres long and up to 12 metres wide and will be on site between 27th August until 27th September The artwork is called Heartbeat because according to generic artist waffle Each balloon has its own

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  • Brian Haw’s protest camp inside the Museum of London – IanVisits
    City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life One of the enduring images of the Blair government was a lone man sitting outside Parliament in a tent initially against UK US foreign policy but later more specifically protesting against the Iraq War and occupation and now some of that protest has come to the Museum of London Brian Haw started his protest camp on the verge of Parliament Square in 2001 and remained there until he was forced to leave not by repeated legal attempts but ill health He died in 2011 aged 62 and some of his protest materials were passed to the Museum of London They ve been cataloging the collection of 790 items and the first display of some of them has opened in the museum s small display area at the bottom of the main staircase It s just a taster of the objects but selected for the message they convey One window is full of the paraphernalia of protest a big banner made from scrap which is starting to decay and a collection of megaphones It s the cluster of megaphones that regardless of their context express the air of protest that the exhibition shows off A more genial use of protest is the subversion of a cuddly teddy bear into an icon selling a message A cuddly bear sitting behind logo of dripping blood But in another case is the other protest that occupied his time the protest against attempts to stop him protesting A collection of umbrellas wrapped up in a police investigation bag A symbol of how the state tried to silence a single man and failed and is now on display

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/18/brian-haws-protest-camp-inside-the-museum-of-london/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Burning Man art comes to the British Library – IanVisits
    Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A curious collection of paintings based on the concept of the Victorian cabinet of curiosity has been erected in the courtyard of the British Museum Originally created for Burning Man 2014 Artist David Normal used Victorian Era book illustrations exclusively from the digitised collection of the British Library to create the artwork Beginning as black and white collages the four pieces were developed into 8 x 20 lightbox murals that were arrayed around the base of the Burning Man effigy to support the 2014 festival s theme Caravansary Four huge screens with seating on the inside and lanterns at the four corners It s

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  • Unbuilt London: A giant pyramid on Trafalgar Square – IanVisits
    announced to plonk a giant pyramid in the centre of London for no purpose other than to cock a snoot at the French While that is itself a worthy endevour this was to be achieved at the cost to the taxpayer of around 1 million Which at the time was around 1 percent of total government spending or about 7 4 billion today Which is a bit excessive even for annoying the French The idea for the pyramid came from Sir Frederick William Trench an MP and soldier who wanted to commemorate the defeat of the French at the Battle of Trafalgar which had taken place just 10 years earlier At the time Admiral Nelson wasn t yet the folk hero that he is today so any proposal to commemorate the battle was less the man than the war At the time proposals for a Nelson s column would have been seen as a very odd thing indeed So in 1815 Trench began what was to become a rather trenchant campaign that basically seemed to annoy everyone for a giant pyramid to celebrate the great battle against the French However the monument wasn t to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar but the war entire and specifically the Battle of the Nile which the MP saw as the real turning point in Napoleon s imperial ambitions And that was the reason for a pyramid According to a letter from the architects to Lord Anglesey the pyramid would have been taller than St Paul s Cathedral and had a base of around 360 feet along each side They expected construction to take maybe 5 years and the cost per year would have been not burthensome to the nation A measure of cost cutting or employment creation they expected that lots of men

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/16/unbuilt-london-a-giant-pyramid-on-trafalgar-square/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Book tours of the Heathrow Express Depot – IanVisits
    Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Next month is a chance to have a look around both the Transport Museum s overflow warehouse and the Heathrow Express train depot on the same day Over the weekend of 26th 27th September the Acton warehouse where the Transport Museum stores its heritage trains buses and ephemera is having one of its semi regular open weekends Highlights at the Museum Depot include See the original printing blocks used for the Johnston font London Transport s typeface Discover more about the vehicles with talks Find out how moquette the seat covering on the tube is made from design to manufacture with a talk from Harriet Wallace Jones of the Wallace Sewell textile design studio Explore the Depot through bite size family tours Film screenings from the LTM archive Entry to the Acton Depot is 10 children free You can turn up on the day but the queue is often lengthy so booking in advance is recommended However on the Saturday only there will also be behind the scenes tours of the Siemens Heathrow Express Depot Design activities at the Siemens Heathrow Express Depot open day Find out about how Siemens trains are designed Hear about the recent re design of the Heathrow Express Class 332 interior Other activities at the Heathrow Express

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/15/book-tours-of-the-heathrow-express-depot/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground August 2015 TfL Tube strike Tube union demands would cost TfL 1 4bn and it s commuters who ll pay CityAM Drivers put strikes on hold amid hopes of night Tube deal Morning Star Night Tube Start Date Delayed Londonist Crossrail Abbey Wood residents and those who travel via the station are being asked to share opinions on the Crossrail regeneration News Shopper Crossrail uncovers burial pit of Great Plague victims IanVisits Proposals for a major overhaul of West Ealing station have been given the go ahead by Ealing Council Get West London Mainline Overground TfL s signwriters haven t been making a good job of re signing the Overground Diamond Geezer A surge in weekend rail passengers has resulted from reduced engineering work in east London East London Advertiser Forget road bridges TfL should extend the London Overground to Thamesmead and Abbey Wood CityMetric Rail watchdog fines Network Rail 2m for London Bridge delays The Guardian Problems with the Overground map Diamond Geezer Extra trains to run between Milton Keynes and London Euston from 2018 OneMK Miscellaneous Tube strike Web and open data analytics TfL Blog The court hearing of a man charged with stabbing a Tube passenger has taken place in his cell after he refused to move BBC A distasteful monster poster advertising a live

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/08/13/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-110/ (2016-02-16)
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