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listthumb web posterparade summer2015 POSTER PARADE: Literary London
29 January - 29 April 2016
Free with General admission ticket.
 
listthumb families under5s FAMILIES: Singing and stories for the under 5s
Various dates from 12 January - 22 March 2016
Drop-in. No booking required.
 
listthumb events fridaylate illuminate FRIDAY LATE: Illuminate
Friday 12 February 2016
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listthumb events scentandspirit TALK AND TASTING: The Scent and Spirit of London
Friday 12 February 2016
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listthumb events families feb2016 FEBRUARY HALF-TERM: The mysterious midnight bus
13 - 21 February 2016
Drop-in. No booking required.

 
listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: The Man Who Branded London: Edward Johnston’s Underground Typeface
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: Go West Young Man, the untold story of Edward Johnston
Wednesday 23 March 2016
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb talk andrewmartin  TALK: Confessions of a Railway Romantic
Tuesday 12 April 2016
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listthumb events depotopen2016 2 OPEN WEEKEND: The A to Z of London
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016 
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listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: London’s First Fonts
Tuesday 10 May 2016
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listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: New Johnston: New font - Eiichi Kono in conversation
Tuesday 7 June 2016 
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listthumb empty  TALK: Designing for the public realm
Wednesday 22 June 2016 
Tickets on sale 22 February 2016
 
listthumb talks hemingway  TALK: Creating London’s Uniform: Wayne Hemingway in conversation with Robert Elms
Tuesday 5 July 2016
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listthumb guidedtours depot GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: General
Various dates throughout 2015
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listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates throughout 2015
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web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates throughout 2015
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 

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Friday Late: Illuminate

Date: Friday 12 February 2016
Time: 18:45-22:00
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £12; Concessions £10

Free entry to the Friday Late is included, along with a glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne, when you purchase tickets to Talk and Tasting: The Scent and Spirit of London on the same night.

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Escape the night and join us for a celebration of light in all its glory. Take part in shadow life drawing classes with London Drawing, enjoy talks exploring the importance of light in city life and get involved in an artist–led light printing workshop. Whatever you decide to do, this Friday Late is guaranteed to get you thinking. As ever, we’ve got bars (with neon cocktails on hand), our famous Friday Late pub quiz is back and our in-house DJ Museum of Vinyl will be spinning the records. A visit to our temporary exhibition Nightshift is also included in your ticket price. Go on, light up your February with a night out at the museum.

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Talk and Tasting: The Scent and Spirit of London

Date: Friday 12 February 2016
Times: Talk 1 - 19:00 to 20:00 | Talk 2 - 20:30 to 21:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £20; Concessions £17 (Adults 18+ only permitted)

Tickets to this event include a glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne and free entry to the Friday Late Illuminate on the same night.

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Indulge your senses and discover glamorous bygone eras through vintage perfume and drinks at an adult only talk and tasting event on Friday 12 February.

Join Odette Toilette, purveyor of olfactory adventures, and special guest Alice Lascelles, journalist, author and hard liquor expert, and be transported on a sensual journey though the last century of London by night. From the vibrant optimism of the Belle Epoque, through the Jazz Age, austerity London and up to the 1970s, guests will be exploring four past eras of our city through their de rigeur scents and drinks, as they listen to a lively dialogue provided by Odette Toilette and Alice Lascelles. From a decadent glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne, to a sip of the classic Corpse Reviver Cocktail, this will be an entirely new way of immersing yourself in the past.

All Scent and Spirit of London ticket holders will have a chance to buy signed copies of Lizzie Ostrom’s new book ‘Perfume: A Century of Scents’ and Alice Lascelles’s stylish ode to the cocktail cabinet ‘Ten Cocktails’ after their talks at £16.99 each.

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The Edward Johnston talk series

London’s timeless and iconic lettering – the Johnston typeface – was created a century ago for London Underground and since its introduction it has come to represent not just transport but the idea of London. London Transport Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of its introduction to London’s landscape with a number of events including a series of talks, a special Museum Depot Open Weekend, and behind the scenes Johnston Journey tours 

This series is part of the Transported by Design season, a programme exploring the history and future of great design and how it can affect our journey experience.

The Man Who Branded London: Edward Johnston’s Underground Typeface

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £10; Concessions £8*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%

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Journalist and author Simon Garfield explores the importance of the Johnston typeface and talks about the life and work of the creator, Edward Johnston.

Go West Young Man, the untold story of Edward Johnston

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £10; Concessions £8*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%

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Johnston’s grandson, television director Andrew Johnston, tells how a trip to the Wild West of North America in 1898 helped his grandfather make the journey from failed medical student to founder of the 20th Century revival of calligraphy.

London’s First Fonts

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £10; Concessions £8*
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Join graphic designers and Central Saint Martin’s academics Catherine Dixon and Phil Bains, and explore the importance of lettering from a designer’s point of view. Discover what the London Underground looked like before the introduction of Johnston’s typeface and the impact his font design had on the look and feel of London travel.

New Johnston: New font - Eiichi Kono in conversation

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £10; Concessions £8*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%

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In 1979, Japanese graphic designer Eiichi Kono was given the job of updating the iconic Johnston font – a typeface that had inspired him to become a designer. Join Eiichi in conversation along with journalist Simon Garfield, author of Just my type, and Professor Ewan Clayton, author of The Golden Thread, to find out more about how he went about adapting London’s famous alphabet for the digital age.  

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Confessions of a Railway Romantic

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8*
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Author Andrew Martin will speak about growing up in York; the son of a railwayman, he used his ‘Privilege Ticket’ to go on childhood jaunts to London - which instigated a lifelong interest in the Tube. Join Andrew as he mourns the passing of such romantic features as compartments, dining cars and trains with names, as well as discuss how his experiences on railways inspired his series of Jim Stringer novels. After the talk, Andrew will be signing copies of his new book, Yellow Diamond.

Food and drinks will be available at our Upper Deck bar from 18:00, with 10% off for all ticket holders to the talk.

Designing for the public realm

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £10; Concessions £8*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%

Tickets go on sale on 22 February 2016

A key London Festival of Architecture event – this debate will discuss the considerations involved in designing for the public realm. Panel members include Head of Urban Design at Transport for London, Robin Buckle and a representative from Grimshaw architectural practice.

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Creating London’s Uniform: Wayne Hemingway in conversation with Robert Elms

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8*
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Wayne Hemingway MBE, the brains behind the wildly popular Vintage Festivals, is a designer with many strings to his bow. After founding the iconic label Red or Dead with his wife Gerardine when they were in their teens, they went on to set up the multi-disciplinary HemingwayDesign. In 2015 he turned his attention to London’s transport staff and created a new uniform for them. In conversation with Robert Elms, writer and broadcaster at BBC London, he shares the inspirations behind the design, and the challenges he faced designing for such a large work force.