Events calendar

 

MAY

EXHIBITION: Goodbye Piccadilly
Friday 16 May to Sunday 8 March 2015
Free with General Admission Ticket
 

SEP

CURATOR TOUR: Goodbye Piccadilly (BSL Interpreted)
Friday 26 September
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  sml-events-stuartwood TALK: Designing the New Routemaster
Tuesday 30 September

OCT

listthumb-empty POETRY: National Poetry Day Open Mic event
Thursday 2 October
FREE
 
  listthumb-empty FILM PREVIEW: Labyrinth
Friday 3 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  TALK: Kate Adie - Fighting on the Home Front
Tuesday 14 October
SOLD OUT
 
  SYMPOSIUM: The Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus
Saturday 18 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
  sml-fridaylate-generic FRIDAY LATE: Halloween
Friday 31 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

NOV

thumbnail-web-events-ironroad copy TALK: The Iron Road
Wednesday 12 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  SYMPOSIUM: 1914–1918: From Home Front to Western Front
Saturday 15 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  TALK: Women, Fashion and the First World War
Tuesday 18 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  sml-fridaylate-generic FRIDAY LATE: Paint the Town Red
Friday 28 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

FEB

FRIDAY LATE: Farewell Leicester Square
Friday 6 February 2015
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

Goodbye Piccadilly Curator Tour (BSL Interpreted)

Date: Friday 26 September
Time: 11.00-12.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: £8.00 (includes museum entry)

Book Tickets

Join curator Caroline MacVay as she gives a fascinating introduction and insight into this year’s major exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home front to Western Front. The exhibition will present London Transport Museum’s unique perspective on the First World War, exploring how the conflict accelerated social change, how it impacted on the lives of Londoners, particularly women, and the essential role made by bus service staff and buses to the war effort, both at home and abroad.

Designing the New Routemaster

Date: Tuesday 30 September
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Tickets for this talk are temporarily suspended. Updated details will be published shortly.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

The New Routemaster is London’s first bespoke bus since the Routemaster was launched to the public in 1954. Stuart Wood, Head of Innovation at Heatherwick Studio, led the team that designed the bus and reveals the thinking behind the design decisions.

web events labyrinth

Labyrinth Film Preview and Book Signing

Date: Friday 3 October
Time: 19.00-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £5

Book Tickets

In what may well be the largest work of public art in history, Turner-prize winning artist Mark Wallinger placed a uniquely designed labyrinth in each of London's 270 Underground stations. The project was commissioned by Art on the Underground to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground in 2013.

Art on the Underground is delighted to premier Labyrinth, a new short film by Jared Schiller that documents this vast, permanent work of public art across the entire Tube network and offers an insight into the Tube Challenge which, in part, inspired Wallinger.

The screening will be followed by a book signing with Mark Wallinger of Labyrinth: A Journey Through London’s Underground, published by Art/Books, that comprehensively details this major permanent work on the London Underground. Alongside striking new photographs of all 270 labyrinths in situ, and fascinating facts about each station and their surrounds, the publication contains a number of original essays on the project.

To find out more about Labyrinth visit http://art.tfl.gov.uk/labyrinth

Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front

Date: Tuesday 14 October
Time:
18.30-20.00
Location:
Covent Garden
Tickets:
Adult £10, Concession £8

SOLD OUT

Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event.

Symposium: The Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus

Date: Saturday 18 October
Time:
10.00-16.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Day ticket £40; Concession £35; Student £20

Book Tickets

How has the London bus changed the world?  From encouraging female emancipation, supporting the war effort in 1914-18, providing design classics and inspiring art the bus has become part of the cultural identity of London.  A one day conference for Year of the Bus, in which our prominent  speakers look at the iconic nature of London’s red double-decker buses, their social history, economic impact and cultural significance. Tickets include entrance to the museum galleries on the day. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Symposium programme105.56 KB

web-events-ironroad

The Iron Road

Date: Wednesday 12 November
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10, Concession £8

Book Tickets

Join leading transport commentator and author Christian Wolmar as he reveals how the railways have shaped London in a way that has now mostly been forgotten. From the London & Greenwich built on a series of 878 arches, to the construction of the main line terminuses, and of course the world’s first underground system designed specifically to allow the capital to expand into the green fields beyond, the iron road can truly be said to have created the London we know today. Christian will be also signing copies of his new book The Iron Road.

Symposium: 1914–1918 From Home Front to Western Front

Date: Saturday 15 November
Time:
10.00-16.00
Location:Covent Garden
Tickets:
Day ticket £40; Concession £35; Student £20

Book Tickets

Delve deeper into our Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition with this symposium. Talks throughout the day explore the themes of the exhibition in more depth, and your ticket includes the chance to see the exhibition and our new poster parade display. Tickets include entrance to the museum galleries on the day. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Symposium programme1.83 MB

Women, Fashion and the First World War

Date: Tuesday 18 November
Time:
18.30-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Book Tickets

Join fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix and discover how the First World War not only changed women’s lives, but the way they dressed as well. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event.