LondonTown.com: London gallery prepares to explore sex, penguins and much more

Wellcome Collection unveils an idiosyncratic autumn events programme for 2014

LONDON, September 17, 2014, The Wellcome Collection, one of London’s most stimulating and unusual venues is preparing to reopen after a lengthy closure for redevelopment and has revealed details of its event-packed autumn programme featuring a busy calendar of exhibitions and one-offs. The Wellcome Collection is located on the Euston Road close to Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations and features items covering art, science and history from an idiosyncratic personal collection accrued by a pharmacology billionaire on his travels almost 100 years ago. The venue is being extensively refurbished but several areas are open, including some gallery space, a café and bookshop. For more about the Wellcome Collection, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find the best information about London events and exhibitions, as well as London hotels, shops and restaurants.

The Wellcome’s programme includes An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition, a free exhibition that runs until 12th October featuring a curious combination of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and contemporary artworks. Running until July 2015 is the free video installation, Eye Contact, which forms two giant pairs of eyes that stare out from the windows of the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters, winking and blinking at passing tourists and traffic. The eyes will be ‘awake’ and active through the day and will close at sunset to ‘sleep’ through the night – unless they are woken by a passing pedestrian.

The Wellcome will also be running the Age Of Exploration event series, which looks at the history of exploration and the nature of human curiosity. Events include a talk called Into The Unknown on Thursday 11th September (7-8.30pm), that looks at the human desire to question the unknown and the impact this has on our minds and bodies, and The Worst Journey on Thursday 9th October (7-8.30pm), which looks at the formation of Henry Wellcome’s vast hoard of medical curios and features a specially commissioned musical performance that looks at how how Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Captain Scott’s fateful expedition, risked life and limb to collect emperor penguin eggs in the Antarctic winter.

Coming later this year is a new exhibition, The Institute Of Sexology – from 20th November 2014 to 13th September 2015 – which will be a candid exploration of sexuality, featuring more than 200 objects spanning art, archival material, erotica, film and photography. It will be the first ever UK exhibition to look at the work of the pioneers of the study of sex.

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LondonTown.com: Spectacular London home opens doors this Bank Holiday

Dance in the Duke of Wellington’s ballroom and see a nude Napoleon at Apsley House

 

LONDON, September 17, 2014, Fans of London’s colourful history will going to get an extraordinary opportunity to recreate Regency London at one of the capital’s great historic houses this August Bank Holiday. A special Regency Weekend is being held on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August at Apsley House, the former home of the Duke of Wellington, featuring dancing and tours of this historic building. Apsley House is located at Hyde Park Corner, right at the heart of London. Visitors to the city should see LondonTown.com for the best information about restaurants in London, cheap hotel rooms and the best bars and places to shop, as well news about events and exhibitions at other top London attractions.

Apsley House – its alternative address is No 1, London – was home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, and it retains many of the features and characteristics of those days. The Regency Weekend will allow visitors to view a remarkable interior as well as o ne of the finest art collections in London. Apsley House has paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, a massive nude statue of Napoleon, a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain, the oldest surviving grand piano and, of course, an original pair of Wellington boots.

The weekend is being held of next year’s celebrations that will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It will allow visitors to look back at the home life of the powerful men of Wellington’s army and see their wives dressed in all their finery. Families can meet the Napoleonic gentry, learn how to dress as a regency gentleman, discover more about their style and taste and witness the life of ladies during this period. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to learn how to dance Jane Austen-style in the grand ballroom of this spectacular building. For more information, see LondonTown.com

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LondonTown.com: Spectacular theatre in Cutty Sark hold unveils autumn line-up

Actress Diana Rigg and presenter Nicholas Parsons among those due to perform.

LONDON, September 16, 2014, The Cutty Sark, the world’s sole remaining tea clipper and a major London landmark, has announced a new season of performances for autumn 2014 to be held within the ship. The Cutty Sark is located in Greenwich, close to numerous London attractions such as the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, as well as a wide range of hotels, bars and cheap London restaurants. For more on the attractions of Greenwich, see LondonTown.com.

The Cutty Sark‘s lower hold, where precious cargoes of tea and wool were stacked over a century ago, now features a studio theatre and this is where the performances will be staged. During the daytime, the hold contains displays of tea chests and other artefacts relating to the ship’s extraordinary history. In the evening, the central section is transformed into a 92-seat studio theatre, offering cabaret, comedy, music, special lectures and small scale-drama. The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is now set to welcome a series of renowned performers and personalities for its autumn season.

Among those due to perform at the studio are the actor Diana Rigg, who will discuss her remarkable life in film, TV and theatre on 17th October, and veteran comedian and presenter Nicholas Parsons, who will talk about some of the highlights from his long career on 18th October. On 26th October, the writer Charles Connelly will talk about his recent book, of Attention All Shipping: a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast,  in which he explored the history and locations mentioned in radio’s shipping forecast.

Other performers include broadcaster Andy Kershaw, musical duo Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall O’Lio, comedians Quincy and Dane Baptiste, and magician Matthew Stirling. “The opening fortnight was a huge success with every show a complete sell-out” says Yvette Griffith, Cutty Sark Studio Theatre programmer. “We’re really excited to welcome another host of famous performers and fresh talent to the ship for the new season, and further developing the Cutty Sark’s reputation as a unique arts venue as well as a renowned historic landmark.”

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LondonTown.com: Tate galleries in London prepare for another bumper year

Sculpture, painting, photography and Pop Art all lined up for 2015 programme

LONDON, September 16, 2014, London’s Tate galleries have announced the highlights of their 2015 exhibition programme. The two galleries, which are among Europe’s leading cultural attractions, will be holding major exhibitions on sculpture, Pop Art and photography, featuring the work of the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder, Frank Auerbach and David Hockney. Tate Britain in Pimlico and Tate Modern in Borough are both located on the River Thames and are connected by a ferry service that travels between the two galleries. For more on this and other attractions and exhibitions to look forward to in 2015, as well as news about London hotels, restaurants, shops and museums, see LondonTown.com, the city’s best guide for tourists.

The first half of 2015 at Tate Modern features three major retrospectives by prominent modern and contemporary painters. Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979) celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life as a significant figure of the Parisian avant-garde from the 1920s. American minimalist painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004) came to prominence in the 1960s with her subtle, evocative canvases marked out in pencil grids and pale colour washes. And Marlene Dumas’s (b.1953) paintings reflect contemporary anxieties about life and death, gender and sexuality, and the influence of mass media and celebrity.

Tate Modern’s later exhibitions will include Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, the artist’s first major retrospective in the UK. Calder was a pioneer of kinetic sculpture and played an essential role in reshaping the history of modernism. The World Goes Pop  will tell new and different stories about Pop art from the 1960s and 1970s. It will reveal how one of the world’s most accessible art movements was often a subversive international language for criticism and public protest.

At Tate Britain in Pimlico, the first retrospective in London since 1968 of the work of Barbara Hepworth opens in the summer. One of the most successful sculptors in the world during the 1950s and 1960s, it will emphasise Hepworth’s prominence and significance in the international art world. Frank Auerbach (b.1931) has made some of the most resonant and inventive paintings of recent times, of people and of the urban landscapes near his studio in Mornington Crescent. Tate Britain is working closely with the artist on an autumn exhibition of works from the 1950s to the present day. From the autumn, the group exhibition  Art and Empire  will present art of the last three hundred years, including contemporary works, associated with the British Empire.

There is an emphasis on photography at Tate Britain in the spring of 2015. Salt & Silver: Early Photography 1840-1900 is devoted to original salted prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  Nick Waplington and Alexander McQueen  is the result of a unique collaboration between photographer Nick Waplington and acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen. For more on these exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, see LondonTown.com.

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Thanksgiving in Hawaii

Give Thanks for a New You—Shaping Up Instead of Pigging Out for Thanksgiving

No plans for Thanksgiving? Why not create and celebrate a new you in Kona, Hawaii?

Kona, Hawaii, September 16, 2014, Renowned women’s specialist/speaker/writer, Dr. Diana Hoppe, www.Dr.DianaHoppe.com, offers a week (with extra 3 days optional) of a simple detoxing cleanse that helps people drop unwanted fat around the middle—with ease. Dr. Hoppe says, “This system I recommend is all natural: dairy-free, soy-free, and jitter-free.”

Would you like to return to your perfect weight and enjoy vibrant health? Instead of “Pigging Out” for Thanksgiving, you can spend a week in Hawaii “Shaping Up!”

Give Thanks to your body by doing a transformational 10-day weight loss/cleanse at Hawaii’s legendary Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center with respected health educator, Dr. Diana Hoppe, MD.

After failing to lose weight on numerous programs over the years, Dr. Hoppe, an ob/gyn, tried this program and discovered that it works. She says, “With the Orenda ‘Clean Burn Shape,’ many people find they can lose up to a-pound-a-day–effortlessly. And why not in Hawaii at the beautiful Dragonfly Ranch?”

This cleanse can be done while enjoying the “healthy pleasures” at this upscale “treehouse” eco-spa on the Kona Coast. All meals, lodging, entertainment and educational programs are included in the 7 to 10-day package, beginning Nov. 22. For those who don’t want to be deprived of tradition, Thanksgiving dinner will include the traditional turkey (organic of course).

Located in the middle of three bays where dolphins often frolic with respectful snorkelers, this peaceful hideaway features the “Illuminarium”—an open-air yoga space with a colorful 11-circuit labyrinth for walking meditation overlooking the South Kona Coastline.

Optionally, treat yourself to daily exercise classes, far-infrared sauna, excursions to the sea, lomilomi (Hawaiian massage), aromatherapy, drumming, singing and aka aka (laughter) therapy.

The Dragonfly Ranch team of light-workers helps guests learn to grow micro-greens for super nutrition, as well as prepare and eat food from the Dragonfly organic garden. With horticulture therapy, the Dragonfly team says you can get to “the root of the problem while getting in touch with the earth.”

Barbara Moore, Dragonfly Ranch “soul” proprietor for 40 years, says, “This Thanksgiving cleanse gives health-conscious individuals a different perspective, providing a new lease on life. I’ve witnessed many people regain confidence and joy by learning how to take care of their bodies, letting go of stress and having fun!”

Relax at this 5 bedroom award-winning B&B in luxuriously rustic suites with private bath and private outdoor showers. Accommodations, all meals and high quality supplements are all included to support your Thanksgiving Transformation.

The cost for an all-inclusive week is $2,297.00 with an optional discount of $300 for those who book by Oct. 1 (only $1997.00). For anyone who can stay up to 10 days, each additional day is only $200.

The quirky, eclectic home Moore crafted around a huge Monkeypod tree was featured in the May/June issue of Ke Ola Magazine. To understand more about the unique quality of this rich experience, see: http://keolamagazine.com/flipview/may-jun_2014/#64. For more about the accommodations see www.dragonflyranch.com or call Barbara Moore at 808-328-2159. To ask Dr. Diana Hoppe about her teachings, call her office in Encinitas, CA at 760-635-600.

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LondonTown.com: Amazing chance to see rare and extraordinary creates at London Zoo

Annual photography exhibition set to take place later this month.

LONDON, September 15, 2014, London already bests brilliant annual photography exhibitions for space, wildlife and portraiture, and recently London Zoo has got in on the act with the Zoological Society of London’s Animal Photography Prize Exhibition, which is now in its third year. The winning images for the 2014 competition will go on display from Friday 19th September. London Zoo is located in Regent’s Park in central London, close to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. To find the best deal for a hotel in London, see LondonTown.com, the London website that has everything a visitor needs when they are staying in the capital.

The exhibition will celebrating some of the world’s most spectacular new animal photography and celebrity animal enthusiast Kate Humble and ornithologist Bill Oddie have both returned this year to judge the fierce competition that sees entrants battling to catch the judges’ attention and win the six categories’ top prizes. The annual exhibition boasts a £10k prize fund and features six categories, including the poignant Last Chance to See? and unpredictable Weird and Wonderful.

Previous photos have included amazing shots of manatees swimming through murky waters, gorillas getting behind the camera and tiny ants displaying Herculean acts of strength. First launched in 2012, the exhibition was created to inspire photographers both professional and amateur, young and old, to capture the magic of the natural world. The exhibition is free for all ZSL London Zoo goers to enjoy alongside the usual animals and events that make it one of the world’s greatest zoos. For more information on this and other events at London Zoo, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Major portraits on display in London 2015

Rare work by John Singer Sargent to go in display at National Portrait Gallery.

LONDON, September 15, 2014, It may be more than three months away, but London’s museums and galleries already have 2015 on their minds. The National Portrait Gallery is the latest London gallery to announce its major exhibition –Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends, which will run from 12th February to 25th May 2015. The National Portrait Gallery is located in the heart of London’s West End in Trafalgar Square, where it is close to the action in the form of London’s best restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. For more about the area, see LondonTown.com, the best London website for tourists hoping to find a hotel in London.

Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends will cover the work of John Singer Sargent, the American artist who as considered the finest portrait painter of his generation. Singer trained in Paris and worked mainly in London, where he was active from the 1870s to his death in 1925. The exhibition will feature a major array of loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America.

Spanning Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside, the exhibition will explore Sargent’s incredible circle of friends and his connections with many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of 2015. For more information on this and other exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find details for other major London museums and galleries, as well as the latest information for hotel availability and rates.

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LondonTown.com: See a World War One bus in London this September

Bus and other vintage vehicles go on display at London Transport Museum Acton dept

LONDON, September 15, 2014, The London Transport Museum’s purpose built Acton depot, which contains many of the museum’s larger items which are considered too big to be stored in the museum’s Covent Garden home, will be holding an Open Weekend in September allowing visitors to explore a weekend of activities that look at the role of London transport in the First World War. The depot rarely opens to visitors, so this is an unusual opportunity to explore the collection. Visitors to London can find the London Transport Museum’s regular home in Covent Garden, where it is located close to a range of restaurants, bars and hotels. For those seeking to book a London hotel, visit LondonTown.com, the best website for tourist information in the capital.

The Open Weekend will feature an appearance of the museum’s 1914 B-type bus, which was used to help the war effort. At the outbreak of war, the bus was stripped of its London paintwork and decorated with khaki livery and boarded up windows. It was used to transport troops to the Front Line, and this original 1914 bus will soon head across the English Channel for a commemorative tour of First World War battlefield in northern France and Belgium. The team taking the bus on that tour will be around to answer any questions. Also on display will be four vintage motorcycles including a Triumph Model H used in the First World War to provide effective communications with the front line troops.

A talk about the use of London buses in the war will be held by Dr Graham Winton, while the curatorial team will explain how the bus was restored and films of London in wartime will be screened. Finally, visitors will be able to ride on the Acton Miniature Railway and heritage bus tours of the local area. For children, there will be storytelling, craft stalls, live music performances and a bouncy bus. For more information on the Acton Open Weekend see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in September 2014

London Design Festival and London Fashion Week bring style to the city

LONDON, September 11, 2014,  The brand new Totally Thames, London Design Festival, London Fashion Week and Open House Weekend are among the 56 top LondonTown events starting this September. Anyone are planning to travel to the city in September can find great London hotel deals on accommodation at a wide variety of hotels across the city.

Totally Thames, a brand new month-long festival which celebrates London’s main waterway, brings over 100 river-related events to London including the Greenwich Tall Ship Regatta, Fire Garden at Battersea Power Station, and The Great River Race – the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon.

The London Design Festival encompasses over 300 events and exhibitions across London including 100% Design. And if you like design you’ll love London Open House Weekend which gives a sneaky peak behind closed doors – see inside buildings like No. 10, and Anthony Gormley’s extraordinary Room at the brand new Beaumont hotel in Mayfair.

Lindsay Lohan takes centre stage in Speed-the-Plow, just one of the many new theatre shows beginning in London this September. Sofie Grabol, best known as Sarah Lund in ‘The Killing’, stars in the third of Rona Munro’s The James Plays, a trio of new history playing in rep at the National Theatre where Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is staged, featuring an all-star cast of Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi.

Electra with ‘The English Patient’ actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the title role begins at the Old Vic, ‘King Charles III’ transfers to the West End where ‘Evita’ returns, reopening the Dominion Theatre following a multimillion pound refurbishment, and Steve John Shepherd, best known as Michael Moon in BBC1’s ‘EastEnders’, stars in ‘Albion’ at the Bush Theatre, one of London’s best fringe theatres.

The British Museum stages ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’ as its blockbuster autumn exhibition, monumental paintings and installations by German artist Anselm Kiefer are at the Royal Academy of Arts, while ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ is at the V&A. Nicole Farhi swaps fashion for sculpture, and the free London Art Book Fair showcases beautiful artists’ books.

It’s not just Kate Bush hitting the music headlines, the iTunes Festival brings a month of free concerts by big bands like Elbow, Rudimental and Pharrell Williams every night of September. Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Athlete entertain the crowds at brand new festival On Blackheath, and Alt-J play a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace.

There’s a chance to see the Berliner Philharmonkier before the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 13th September. Tickets to the famous Last Night are like gold dust so if you can’t get one join Sir Terry Wogan at Proms in the Park where special guests include Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Rufus Wainwright and legendary American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Opera highlights for September include ‘Anna Nicole’ at the Royal Opera House, Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production of ‘Xerxes’, and a new production of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ staged by English National Opera to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary.

In dance, Sadler’s Wells’ Elixir Festival celebrates the contribution of older artists with an appearance by the Company of Elders while the Royal Ballet marks 40 years of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Top designers from across the globe descend on the city for London Fashion Week which is a trade-only event but anyone can go to London Fashion Weekend which takes place on the same site and offers catwalk shows, designer clothes, and talks by industry insiders.

For more information on these and other great events beginning in London in September 2014, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: Radioactive soil from Fukushima goes on display at new exhibition in Ealing

Crafting Narratives looks at how craft can tell stories featuring 12 design studios.

LONDON, September 11, 2014, The way objects can tell stories will be the subject a new exhibition opening in London this autumn at one of London’s most interesting and creative museums. Crafting Narrative will feature the work of 12 contemporary makers and design studios, each of whom uses objects as a means of storytelling. It will be held at Pitzhanger Manor Gallery in Ealing from 10th September to 19th October 2014. For more information on this and other London events, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists seeking the latest impartial information and advice about London events, galleries, shops and restaurants.

The Crafting Narrative exhibition highlights the work of designers and makers who explore the potential of objects to reflect on history, culture, society and technology. It will feature a combination of new and commissioned works, film, text and photography that show how objects can be used as powerful and compelling methods for telling a story. Among the works featured will be Imitation, Imitation by Zhenhan Hao, a series of improvised products produced with craftspeople in the Dafen and Jingdezhen villages in China that explores personal imagination and creativity in relation to social, political and economic implications of Chinese imitation culture.

Onkar Kular and Noam Toran will present I Cling to Virtue, a mixed-media archive of ghostly objects, narrative texts and videos that introduce the viewer to the Lövy-Singh clan, a fictional East London family that mixes the artist’s own genealogies with those of affluent 20th-century families such as the Kennedys, the Magnificent Ambersons and the Rothschilds.

The Materiality of a Natural Disaster by Hilda Hellström consists of four slightly radioactive food vessels made of soil from a field belonging to rice farmer and last resident inside the Fukushima-Daiichi exclusion zone in Japan. For more on the exhibition and other events held at Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: See a Dutch Master in London next month

Tickets for blockbuster Rembrandt exhibition are now on sale

LONDON, September 11, 2014, Tickets are now on sale for the National Gallery’s forthcoming autumn exhibition looking at the work produced by Rembrandt in his later years. Rembrandt: The Late Works promises to be a fascinating look at the paintings produced by the Dutch master during his turbulent final years, which were marked with controversy but also produced some of his most soulful, deeply moving and strikingly modern works. The exhibition takes place between 15th October and 18th January 2015 and for information about how to book tickets, see LondonTown.com. At the same time, you can explore LondonTown.com to find the best nearby restaurants and shops or to book an afternoon tea in London to accompany the exhibition.

Rembrandt’s final years were difficult ones. Having already suffered the loss of his wife and three of their children, Rembrandt was burdened with bankruptcy, acrimonious legal proceedings with a former lover, and the loss of his common-law wife and only remaining son. However, far from diminishing as he aged, Rembrandt’s creativity gathered new energy. From the 1650s until his death in 1669, Rembrandt pursued an artistic style that was expressive and radical. His bold manipulation of printing and painting techniques and progressive interpretations of traditional subjects inspired generations of artists, earning him a reputation as the greatest master of the Dutch Golden Age.

Through famous masterpieces and rare drawings and prints, Rembrandt: The Late Worksexamines the themes that preoccupied Rembrandt as he grew older: self-scrutiny, experimentation, light, observation of everyday life and even other artists’ works; as well as expressions of intimacy, contemplation, conflict and reconciliation.  Rembrandt: The Late Works has been organised in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, offering you an opportunity to experience the passion, emotion and innovation of the great master. For more information about this and other exhibition that are scheduled to take place at the National Gallery in 2014 and 2015, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Open House London 2014

LONDON, September 10, 2014, ‘Revealing’ is the theme of Open House London in 2014, the hugely popular free annual event opportunity which gives visitors to London the opportunity to see inside over 800 buildings, both public and private. For visitors coming to the city for the weekend of 20th & 21st September 2014, there are many hotels in London to choose from, including plenty of stylish designer and boutique hotels.

The Leadenhall Building, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour +Partners, affectionately known as ‘The Cheesegrater’, Crossrail Construction Sites at Farringdon and Moorgate, and Antony Gormley’s Room at the not-yet-opened Beaumont Hotel are among the highlights of the in 2014.

Four buildings – 10 Downing Street, EDF Energy London Eye, Gray’s Inn and Room by Antony Gormley at the Beaumont Hotel – are available by public ballot but the majority of the other buildings operate on a first come, first served policy so anyone can see inside iconic London buildings like the ‘Gherkin’ and BBC Television Centre, before its redevelopment, if they’re prepared to queue.

New entries for 2014 include the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics designed by Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey, JW3 designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands architects at the Jewish Community Centre London, The Tree House by 6a Architects, and Rambert dance company’s South Bank headquarters, designed by Allies and Morrison.

Buildings both public and private, big and small take part, from the Writer’s Shed at the bottom of the garden in east London to well-known architectural gems like Erno Goldfinger’s unique Modernist home, 2 Willow Road in Hampstead.

For more information on these and other events beginning in September 2014 go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets, information on restaurants, bars and cafes as well as all the major attractions is provided.

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LondonTown.com: Landmark new gallery opens at Science Museum in October

LONDON, September 10, 2014, Later this year, London’s Science Museum will open a free permanent landmark communication gallery, the first in the UK dedicated to the history of information and communication technology and featuring more than 800 objects from the museum’s world class collection. The Science Museum is located in South Kensington, an area of London well-served by attractions. As well as the Science Museum, you can find the V&A and Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the stunning Brompton Oratory and a wide range of shops and cheap London restaurants. For more information on all these attractions, see LondonTown.com.

The new gallery will open on 25th October, in time for school half term, and is calledInformation Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World. It will explore the remarkable technological breakthroughs that have transformed how we communicate over the last 200 years, from the first transatlantic telegraph cable that connected Europe and North America to the advanced computing power of the modern smartphone.

It will feature more than 800 objects and state-of-the-art interactive displays that will bring to life the dramatic personal stories of those whose lives were changed by each new wave of technology. It will be the single latest gallery inside the museum, exploring the six networks that helped connect the modern world: the electric telegraph, the telephone exchange, radio and television broadcasting, satellite communications, computer networks and mobile communications.

At its centre will sit the spectacular six-metre high aerial inductance coil from Rugby Radio Station. This enormous and strangely beautiful object resembles a series of giant spiders’ webs and was once part of the most powerful radio transmitter in the world. Other key objects include the original Marconi radio transmitter that made the first public broadcast in 1922, two of the world’s fastest supercomputers in the 1960s and the NeXT cube, the original machine used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee to design the World Wide Web in 1989.

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LondonTown.com: ICA take over West End venue for live events

LONDON, September 10, 2014, London’s most prestigious contemporary arts space, the ICA, will be taking over a new venue – The Old Selfridges Hotel – this October for a week-long free programme of live events to coincide with Frieze London, the world class arts fair. The Old Selfridges Hotel is located on Oxford Street, right in the centre of London’s bustling West End and close to many of the world’s greatest restaurants, shops and galleries as well as famous landmarks and exciting districts such as Soho and Marylebone. For more on the area, see LondonTown.com.

The ICA’s October event will run from 14th-18th October and feature contributions from Isabel Lewis, Korakrit Arunanondchai, NTS Radio, Siobhan Davies Dance and Rhizome. The programme will encompass performance, music, art, dance and discussion, with different events taking place each day. Launching the programme on Tuesday and Wednesday, Brooklyn-based dance artist and curator Isabel Lewis, will host a series of ‘occasions’ in partnership with Frieze Projects and Liverpool Biennial, which conjure the ancient Greek symposium where philosophising, drinking and the erotic were inseparable. On Thursday evening, New York-based artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, who will also be participating in the ICA exhibition ‘Beware Wet Paint’ (24 September – 16 November 2014) will present an evening performance. On Friday night, the focus will be music with a live event presented in collaboration with ICA’s Associate Artists, NTS Radio. Saturday will see Siobhan Davies Dance present the live movement installation   Table of Contents.

From Wednesday, a series of panel discussions in the form of a ‘summit’, presented in collaboration with Rhizome, will focus on contemporary art and the politics of digital circulation, questioning how power and value accrue around art on the internet and how artists work within and against these conditions. The programme will occupy the vast first floor of The Old Selfridges Hotel, a cavernous industrial raw space, off Oxford Street and  directly above the Selfridges Food Hall. The project entrance is situated next to Selfridges Food Hall. For more information about this and other events hosted by the ICA, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Dramatic staging of Julius Caesar heading to London’s legendary YBA gallery

LONDON, September 10, 2014, A new and innovative production ofJulius Caesar is being staged in London later this year with one performance being held at the Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road before it transfers to the nearby Chelsea Theatre. The Saatchi Gallery – which contains the remarkable collection of contemporary art put together by Charles Saatchi featuring Young British Artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst – will be hosting the opening performance on 2nd November, and this will be the first time the venue has ever held a dramatic production. The play will then transfer to the Chelsea Theatre from 3rd November to 15th November. For more information about this and other London events, see LondonTown.com, which also has the latest information about rates and availability for hotels in London.

One of Shakespeare’s finest history plays, Julius Caesar follows the tale of a group of conspirators who devise a plan to remove the Caesar from power. This exciting new interpretation will retain the original text but place the story against a backdrop of modern day politics. It will demonstrate how Shakespeare’s themes of spin, betrayal, backstabbing and power ensure that this 16th-century plays remains remarkably relevant to modern society.

The production will be directed by Jimmy Walters, a young actor turned director, and produced by Fergal Philips. The pair have drawn their inspiration for the play’s staging from popular television shows such as House of Cards, Homeland and The Thick of It. The work will allow the audience to witness behind-the-scenes politics while drawing strong parallels between today’s political situation and the story of Julius Caesar. For more information about this and other plays opening in London later in 2014, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find information about other London events and exhibitions, and listings for the city’s best pubs, shops, restaurants, galleries and museums.

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