Category Archives: Art

LondonTown.com: London landscapes celebrated in new exhibition

Released on: June 08, 2015, 5:01 am (EDT)
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South London parks are the subject of new photographic exhibition at the Horniman Museum.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — A new photographic exhibition celebrating London’s lesser-known landscapes open this month at one of London’s friendliest museums. South London Landscapes is now open at the Horniman Museum And Gallery this week and runs throughout the summer, featuring photographs of the Horniman itself as well as other picturesque public spaces in and around south London. The Horniman is one of London’s liveliest small museums, boasting excellent natural history and music galleries, a small aquarium and extensive landscaped grounds. For more information, and to see the latest deals on London hotels, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Groundbreaking London exhibition looks at post-war Black British artists

Released on: June 08, 2015, 4:40 am (EDT)
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Guildhall Art Gallery explores the work of little-known but pivotal Afro-Caribbean artists

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — A groundbreaking new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London will look at the little-known and rarely exhibited history of 20th-century Black British art. No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 runs from 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016, and will explore the history of art produced by Britain’s Afro-Caribbean citizens, reflecting their experiences in the country after the major emigrations that occurred following the end of the Empire at the conclusion of the Second World War. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London this summer, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find information on London events and cheap London hotels.

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LondonTown.com: Cutting-edge US artist receives first major European show in London this summer

Released on: June 08, 2015, 4:40 am (EDT)
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Raven Row gallery in Spitalfields hosts a retrospective of ground-breaking US artist Larry Johnson.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — One of America’s most interesting contemporary artists is to receive his first major European exhibition at a new gallery that focuses on cutting-edge, avant-garde art. Raven Row is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields that is housed within two eighteenth-century merchants’ houses integrated with new galleries and its next exhibition, Larry Johnson: On Location runs from 11 June to 9 August 2015. It is directed and funded by Alex Sainsbury of the Sainsbury family, whose family have funded many great art projects in London, such as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery. Raven Row is a very different enterprise, offering thoughtful shows on lesser-known artists and allowing visitors to explore the fascinating quarter of Spitalfields. The area is filled with fashionable boutiques, great shops and cool bars and restaurants. To explore its attractions, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest room rates for hotels in London.

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LondonTown.com: Classic London cinema at the Southbank all summer

Released on: June 08, 2015, 4:35 am (EDT)
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BFI Southbank unveils new season dedicated to films exploring the UK capital.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — London On Film is a new major season of films at the BFI Southbank that will explore and celebrate the capital for four months from 1st July to 9th October. This is the first time the BFI has ever celebrated the city in which it is based, and will feature 200 films, a number of which have been unseen since they were first filmed, offering an extraordinary perspective of the city from the past 120 years. The BFI Southbank is the national home of cinema, featuring three state-of-the-art screens in Waterloo on the Southbank.For more on this vital cultural quarter, as well as the latest rates for London hotels, seeLondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: British Museum gets its medals out for the great French Sun King

Released on: June 08, 2015, 4:29 am (EDT)
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Free exhibition at the museum showcases remarkable 17th-century emblems of Louis XIV’s reign

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The British Museum is holding a new exhibition that looks at the medals drawn from the reign of the great French Sun King, Louis XIV. Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King runs from 4 June to 15 November and marks the tercentenary year of the death of Louis XIV. It is one of several free exhibitions that are held at the British Museum every year to draw attention to the many easily overlooked marvels within its collection and to present them in new ways to mark anniversaries or to reinterpret the material. For more information on the full programme of exhibitions at the British Museum, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest information on cheap hotels in London.

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LondonTown.com: Art film screenings at London’s best gallery this summer

Released on: June 08, 2015, 4:22 am (EDT)
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Tate Modern screens new and classic avant-garde and artists’ films this summer.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Tate Modern has announced its summer season of cinema screening and film premieres, which will take place in the gallery between May and July 2015. The Tate Modern is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, and its extensive programme of events includes a summer film season that introduces new art film as well as rarely-seen work by inspiring and maverick filmmakers. The screenings cost £5. The gallery is located on the South Bank close to Blackfriars, London Bridge and Waterloo rail stations. For more information on things to do in the area, and to see the latest rates for cheap hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Top London Festivals in June 2015

Released on: June 04, 2015, 8:02 am (EDT)
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Festivals of love, food, architecture and street theatre draw thousands to London

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — June in London brings the month-long London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Festival, Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. See more information about these and 69 of the best London events highlighted by LondonTown.

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LondonTown.com: Lost legend of British art acclaimed in new exhibition

Released on: April 29, 2015, 8:09 am (EDT)
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One of Britain’s great portrait artists is celebrated at National Portrait Gallery.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The National Portrait Gallery, one of the world’s leading galleries in portraiture art and photography, will be rediscovering the work of a lost great of British art. Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter (15th April-13th September 2015) will be the first ever display of works by the seventeenth-century artist Cornelius Johnson, forgotten court painter to Charles I. It will include four rarely seen portraits of royal children, all from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, to tell the story of one of Britain’s most successful and prolific artists. The National Portrait Gallery is located in the heart of the West End in Trafalgar Square. For visitors to London hoping to learn more about this and other exhibitions in London this year, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest listings for restaurants, as well as details on summer events and cheaphotels in London.

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LondonTown.com: New gallery opens for business in London’s East End art world hotbed

Released on: April 29, 2015, 7:54 am (EDT)
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Wapping warehouse showcases best of East London artists throughout May.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Some of the most talented artists in London will be showcased in a new exhibition announcing the arrival of a fantastic new venue on the London arts scene. The 2015 East London Painting Prize will beheld at The Rum Factory, Pennington Street in Wapping from 30th April to 17th May 2015, the first time the space has been utilised for exhibitions. For more information on this and other art galleries in London’s vibrant East End, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest deals on cheap London hotelsas well as news of exhibition and event openings.

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LondonTown.com: New exhibition celebrates great Spanish poets and writers

Released on: April 29, 2015, 7:34 am (EDT)
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The work of Civil War exiles examined in eight-week programme in London.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — A new exhibition in London will celebrate the remarkable contribution to British cultural life made bySpanish writers and poets exiled in the UK during the Spanish Civil War, exploring the crucial role they played in the Allied cause. The Waiting Room, which runs from 28th April to 30th June, is an eight-week programme of art, literature, music and film held at the Cervantes Institute in Eaton Square. For more information on this and other exhibitions opening in London in 2015, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest news on London hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

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