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ActonOW web listthumb EXHIBITION: Designology
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29 July - 29 October 2016
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ActonOW web listthumb OPEN WEEKEND: A logo for London
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016
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Saturday 1 October 2016
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Thursday 6 October 2016
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web latedebates thumb DESIGN STUDIO: Pedal power
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 October 2016
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web latedebates thumb LATE DEBATE: Beyond the surface
Thursday 13 October 2016
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Saturday 15 October 2016
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IMG 1827 GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Cab It!
Saturday 15 October and Saturday 19 November 2016
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web Piccadilly Circus cropthumb copy FRANK PICK SERIES: Bright lights and tourist delights - 100 years of Piccadilly Circus
Tuesday 18 October 2016
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Wednesday 2 November 2016
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web whatson Frank Pick Roundel FRANK PICK SERIES: Beauty < Immortality: a memorial at Piccadilly Circus Station: artists Langlands & Bell in conversation with Robert Elms
Thursday 10 November 2016
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Friday 18 November 2016
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Various dates throughout 2016
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Various dates throughout 2016
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web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates throughout 2016
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Poetry in the Piazza

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Covent Garden Piazza (by Museum entrance)
Tickets: Free event

Join us in our Poetry Garden, outside the main entrance of London Transport Museum, to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016. We will be exploring this year’s theme of ‘Messages’, inviting visitors to write their own messages, indulge in some word-play, flick through poetry books and even listen to a poem recital or two!

The Poetry Society promotes poetry worldwide and champions poetry for all ages, through innovative education and commissioning programmes and a packed calendar of performances, readings and competitions www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Every year National Poetry Day engages people with poetry through a range of live events and activities for people all over the country. Find out what else is going on at www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk

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Frank Pick Lecture Series

Frank Pick - the man who commissioned some of the most recognisable icons of London Underground’s identity; the Johnston typeface, Holden stations, the roundel and Harry Beck’s map to name but a few. As part of the commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of his death, we are hosting a series of three talks about the man behind the designs recognised the world over.

Crowdfunding

From the 12 September to 10 October London Transport Museum is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help secure Frank Pick’s iconic legacy. By pledging as little as £3 lovers of London and good design can help us complete Pick’s memorial at Piccadilly Circus Underground station, an art installation designed by award winning Langlands & Bell.

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A Legacy for London: Frank Pick’s Design Vision

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016
Time: 19.00 to 20.30
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adults £10; Concessions £8
*Buy 2 tickets for the Pick Series, and get the second one half price. Drinks and snacks will be available in our Upper Deck bar from 18.00.

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From advertising to branding, architecture to integrated design – Pick changed the face of the Underground, and with it the growth and identity of London itself. Join Oliver Green, author, transport historian and Research Fellow at London Transport Museum, who will be uncovering the man who was Frank Pick.
Oliver will also be signing copies of his book ‘Frank Pick's London: Art, Design and the Modern City’, available to buy in the LTM shop before the talk.

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Bright Lights and Tourist Delights: 100 years of Piccadilly Circus

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016
Time: 19.00 to 20.30
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adults £10; Concessions £8
*Buy 2 tickets for the Pick Series, and get the second one half price. Drinks and snacks will be available in our Upper Deck bar from 18.00.

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Join Jonathan Glancey, architectural critic and writer, as he journeys through the last 100 years of Piccadilly Circus. From the station redevelopment under the vision of Frank Pick in the 1920’s, to its iconic neon advertising and its place in the heart of the bustle and excitement of London’s theatreland, he will be exploring the ever changing and developing place that for many epitomises London.

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Beauty < Immortality: a memorial at Piccadilly Circus Station: artists Langlands & Bell in conversation with Robert Elms

Date: Thursday 10 November 2016
Time: 19.00 to 20.15
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adults £10; Concessions £8
*Buy 2 tickets for the Pick Series, and get the second one half price. Drinks and snacks will be available in our Upper Deck bar from 18.00.

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Join the BAFTA winning and Turner Prize nominated artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell, in conversation with Robert Elms; about Frank Pick, his legacy and the inspirations and thinking behind their artwork 'BEAUTY > IMMORTALITY' which is to be permanently installed at Piccadilly Circus Station in November 2016.

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The Pity of War 

Presented by Poems on the Underground and Apollo Chamber Players

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016
Time: 18:30 to 20:45 (including reception and interval)
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adults £15; Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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Join us for an evening of poetry and music reflecting on themes of war and peace, and  featuring the premier of ‘War Poems’, a new commission for chamber orchestra by the composer Evelyn Ficarra. This electro-acoustic piece includes recorded poetry in several languages from the works of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and other poets from the First World War. The programme will also include poetry readings by the well-known children’s poet Michael Rosen and Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss, his lament for the destruction of war.

Tickets include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in our Cubic Foyer from 18:30, before the performance starts at 19:00