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posted by Adrian, January 17 2011

British Museum / London Review of Books
Winter Lectures - three excellent talks
Three excellent talks coming up soon at the British Museum
http://www.lrb.co.uk/winterlectures
The ticket prices are £10 (£8 concessions including LRB subscribers and Friends of the British Museum).
Call +44 (0)20 7323 8181 – Ticket Desk in Great Court Open 10.00 to 16.45 daily

Who owns Kafka?

A lecture by Judith Butler

Monday 7 February, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Picasso’s Guernica revisited

A lecture by T.J. Clark

Monday 14 February, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Cervantes, Balzac and double-entry bookkeeping

A lecture by Elif Batuman

Monday 21 February, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum




The Whale Hall - Dec 9-10, 2010
http://katiewheelerillustration.blogspot.com/2010/11/whale-hall.html
A pop up museum in Camberwell by Camberwell Illustration student, Katie Wheeler - Thursday Dec 9 to Fri Dec 10.
23rd Camberwell Scout Hut, 18a Gilesmead, Benhill Road, Camberwell SE5 7 LN

Eadweard Muybridge at the Tate Britain - until Jan 16 2011
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/eadweardmuybridge/default.shtm

Louise Bourgeois the Fabric Works at Hauser & Wirth, Saville Row, London, until Dec 18 2010
http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/743/louise-bourgeois-the-fabric-works/view/
(Recommended by Peter Nencini)

Shadow Catchers: camera-less photography, V&A, Londn SW7 (full-time students £4.00) until Feb 20, 2011
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/photography/shadow-catchers-camera-less-photography/

Canaletto and his rivals, National Gallery, until Jan 16, 2011 (Students £6.00)
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/venice-canaletto-and-his-rivals/*/tab/1

The Sir John Soane Museum, Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Holborn Tube), free
http://www.soane.org/
(A very well kept secret... you might have to queue for a while so get there early, closed Sundays & Mondays)

The painted hall, Greenwich - open daily, free
http://www.oldroyalnavalcollege.org/the-painted-hall/
Extraordinary narrative ceiling painting and murals by Sir James Thornhill - far larger than the Cistine Chapel (painted 1708-1727). Thornhill (father-in-law to William Hogarth) also painted murals in Saint Paul's Cathedral. There is much more to see at Greenwich including the Painted Chapel, and the Queen's House (built by Inigo Jones and of great architectural significance), which houses a collection of paintings.

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