The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City at London Transport Museum on Friday 19 May 2017
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Doors open at 18:45 and the event closes at 22:00 (last admission 21:15). Tickets to the Friday Late cost £15.00 (concessions £12.00) and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk. This is an adult only event suitable for those aged 18 and over.
Get ready to party at the opening night of the new Prize for Illustration: Sounds of the City exhibition at London Transport Museum on 19 May. With bars, a DJ, talks, tours, a quiz and creative make-and-take workshops guests can enjoy a range of activities inspired by the exhibition. The 100 illustrations on display, which were chosen from over 2000 entries by a panel of independent experts, celebrate the variety of sounds associated with our cities: lyrics and language; hubbub and stillness; heritage and science; wildlife and nightlife; transport and sport.
Friday Late activities include:
Exhibition highlights tour – with Brian Webb, designer and Prize for Illustration judge
- Craft workshop – using musical notation paper and decorative motifs, create a unique notebook to take home
- Language in Motion – co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth and historical language expert Dr Laura Wright talks about the knock-on linguistic effects of the railway boom in the 1840s
- Learn watercolour techniques with Emma Hockley – create an abstract soundscape postcard to take home
- Cries of London – The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life tells stories of the celebrated street traders of Covent Garden and reveals unexpected social realities of their lives
- Adult face painting – Sit in the hot seat and give a nod to your musical heroes. Anyone for a Bowie zig zag?
- The Lost Worlds of Sound – sound archivist Ian Rawes takes you back through time on an auditory journey into the past through soundscapes of London history from the 1950s to the 1880s
- Unstructured mark making – respond to sounds through art in a creative workshop with illustrator Anna Hymas
- Poetry inspired by the city – with John Canfield. Presented in partnership with the Poetry Society.
The Friday Late takes place at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Doors open at 18:45 and the event closes at 22:00 (last admission 21:15). Tickets to the Friday Late cost £15.00 (concessions £12.00) and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk. This is an adult only event suitable for those aged 18 and over.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 3 September 2017.