Friday Late: Goodbye Piccadilly
Date: 16 May 2014
Experience London life in 1914 at the opening of our new exhibition 'Goodbye Piccadilly – from home front to Western front' and discover the role London buses and bus drivers played in the First World War.
Find out which scents the smart set favoured at our perfumery talk with Sarah McCartney of ‘4160 Tuesdays’, learn how London prepared for war with author Professor Jerry White (whose new book Zeppelin Nights – London in the First World War will be launched during the evening), get spruced up like a proper Edwardian gent – including lessons in how to wax your moustache correctly and create your own fashionable feathered fascinator with Spitalfields favourite Lulu O’Neil of Slightly Scarlett.
Confirmed events for the night (with more to be announced);
Jerry White, Zeppelin Nights, London in the First World War
Author of new book Zeppelin Nights, and Professor in History at Birkbeck University, Jerry White reads from his new book Zeppelin Nights and talks about life in London during the First World War. Copies of Jerry’s new book will be on sale on the night, and Jerry will be available to sign these.
Sarah McCartney, 4160 Tuesdays, Scents and Scentsability
Perfumer Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays mixes perfumes to suit her own nose. Come along and have sniff of what people were wearing in London in 1914, and discover the ingredients which were used. Sarah is creating a perfume especially for the night in tribute to her tram driving First World War surviving Great Aunt Hilda.
Which underground station was entirely staffed by women in 1915? When did the first conducterette make her appearance? Join in our ever popular pub quiz and make your guess. With prizes for the winning team.
Make your own feathered fascinator in late Edwardian style and really look the part. Led by Lulu O’Neill of Slightly Scarlet.
Dapper gentleman Russell Nash is on hand to guide you through the intricacies of the Edwardian gentleman’s wardrobe, and provide instruction in tie tying and moustache waxing. A must for all discerning gents.
Central St Martin’s Animation Shorts
19.00 onwards, Cubic Theatre
The Museum worked with Second Year MA Character Animation students from Central Saint Martins to create a series of short films. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s collection, in particular interviews with female bus conductors, the films explore the subject of women within the transport industry during the First World War. These films are embedded in the exhibition and will be screened throughout the night in the Cubic Theatre.
Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00 Tickets to the evening include free admission to the Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front exhibition for the evening.
Friday Late: Farewell Leicester Square
Time: 18.45 – 22.00
Join us as we bid farewell to the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition exploring the life of Londoners during the First World War. Further details will be available shortly.
Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00