Date: Friday 17 May
Time: 18.45 to 22.00
- Brightest London quiz
- Creative make-and-take workshops
- Central Saint Martins short animated films
- Fancy-dress Photoshoots
- Fully Licensed Bar
Visitors can enjoy twilight tours of the Museum’s latest exhibition Poster Art 150 - London Underground’s Greatest Designs, and listen to author Andrew Martin discussing his latest book Underground, Overground - an anecdotal and humorous take on the history of the London Underground from the passengers’ perspective; perfect for the non-trainspotter.
Get quizzical with the Brightest London quiz and unleash your creative side with make-and-take workshops – create a small botanical inspired papercut with artist Claire Brewster, or screen print spring and Brightest London poster inspired designs on to canvas bags with Artyard Handmade. See some of the posters in the Museum’s poster parade display brought to life with short animated films by students from Central Saint Martins and dress up for a photoshoot to recreate the Brightest London poster – come glammed up with fabulous dresses and shawls, top hats and bow ties and join in the quiz.
Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs Exhibition
Our current exhibition features a dazzling variety of poster styles, showcasing designs from the late 19th century to the present, created to advertise the London Underground. Selected by a panel of art and design experts and historians, 150 of the best designs are displayed in themes ranging from days out in the city and London’s countryside, to famous capital landmarks and events. Featured posters also show how the Underground has kept London on the move with improvements in reliability, frequency and new technology. Posters on way-finding and etiquette show us how passengers have navigated the Tube.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite posters in the Siemens Poster Vote at the exhibition and online. The most popular posters will be revealed at the end of the exhibition.
Friday Late Tickets: £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)
To view photographs taken at some of the previous Friday Late events please see our Flickr Stream: Friday Lates