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LONDON DISCOVERY WALKS, Talks & Events!

A place to explore London’s localities – its urban villages – as defined by their:

CULTURE, HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE AND PUBLIC SPACES.

We explore the past, asking how each neighbourhood has come to acquire its unique character in the present day, and look towards the future, asking what is the changing face of London.

Your qualified London Tour Guides and Event Organizers are:

ROBERT

Draws on his experience working as an Architect and being a passionate explorer of London to create a series of guided walks that combine's London's built environment with its large expanse of open spaces. Creating a sense of place while promoting London as a future National Park City.

DENISE

An Events Facilitator and budding London socialite.

Each walk and event promises to surprise, inform and entertain you. We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming tours and events.

Upcoming events (2)

LET'S SEE - RENEWAL: LIFE AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN PHOTOGRAPHS @ IWM

As a follow up to the tour of the Poppy Factory. I thought it might be interesting to catch this poignant exhibition at the Imperial War Museum before it closes... Although, you don't have to have been to the Poppy Factory to appreciate the new challenges people faced after our victory in the Great War. We will take a self guided tour of the exhibition and then visit the WW l gallery. RENEWAL: LIFE AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN PHOTOGRAPHS They say: In the years after the First World War, countries, cities and individuals had to regenerate and rebuild themselves on an extraordinary scale. From the devastation and loss, a new world emerged. Through a rich collection of photographs, discover the innovation and resourcefulness that shaped the rebuilding and regeneration of the world post-war, revealing resilience and creativity in times of great change. Highlighting the ways in which individual lives, landscapes and national identities recovered, evolved and even flourished in the aftermath of war, this extensive collection of over 130 black and white photographs, alongside documents and objects examine renewal and the complex process of reconstructing a home, a town or a continent. From images of refugees returning to ruined homes, through the reconstruction of Ypres, to battlefields depicting the villages that ‘died for France’ and were never rebuilt, these rarely seen photographs from this little-explored time period reveal the extent of destruction and change in war-torn Europe and beyond. After this we'll go for a Chit-Chat with Coffee'n'Cake in their Cafe. The Meetup fee for this event is £3.00 – which is payable on the day. Please keep an eye out for the Meetup sign. If you do not see us please call/text me on:[masked] – text is best! - psssst! Don't forget to say your name in the message. However, before sending any message please check the site in case I have added an update. Hope to see lots of you there :) NB. As usual there will be others coming along from my other Meetup family ;)

Let's see: The Way of Tea - a Japanese Ritual + Gallery Talk @ British Museum!

Let's visit the British Museum, this public institution is dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection numbers some 8 million works, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire, and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It is the first national public museum in the world, largely based on the collections of the Irish physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. However, we can only do so much in an afternoon... To Start: We'll head along to Room 40 for a gallery talk which focuses on collecting histories: collecting Medieval Europe in the early 19th century it last for around 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. A limited number of audio headsets will be provided to help visitors to hear the talk in the gallery, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Collecting Histories strand of gallery talks examines how, why, and in what context British Museum objects have been acquired, displayed and interpreted. The talks explore histories of collecting objects from around the world, from the establishment of the Museum in 1753 up to the present day. In between we'll have a refreshment break... then see: A demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony in the Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries, given by members of the Urasenke Foundation London Branch. The demonstration will be in Room 92 accompanied by a brief explanation of the history of tea drinking and gathering in Japan (this will be in English). After all that! Fancy a cuppa? ;))) The Meetup fee for this event is £3.00 – which is payable on the day. Please keep an eye out for the Meetup sign. If you do not see us please call/text me on:[masked] – text is best! - psssst! Don't forget to say your name in the message. However, before sending any message please check the site in case I have added an update. Hope to see lots of you there :) NB. As usual there will be others coming along from my other Meetup family ;)

Past events (293)

Let's see: Science on Screen - The Theory of Everything!

King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

£3.00

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