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Postcards as art and politics at the British Museum

At a time when art seems to be getting ever larger and less able to fit into private homes, there's an exhibition of the opposite end of the spectrum, of postcards as art.


Centre Point Tower letters to be sold off

Long a landmark over London, the glowing 1960s letters from the top of the Centre Point tower are up for sale – to raise money for a homeless charity. The tower became controversial when it was left empty for several


Tickets Alert: Emerge – a night time arts thingamajig

Over two nights in September, the newly created Emerge Festival will see a "creative kaleidoscope" of events take over 11 London Boroughs.


London Underground’s 30th tube map cover now available

Last week you might have noticed the pocket sized tube maps handed out in tube stations changed — with a new cover design. Art on the Underground’s 30th tube map cover commission is by former Turner prize winning French artist


The Typographic Dante at the Southbank

A selection of images is on display at the moment made with a variety of “obsolete” printing technologies and representing the various stages of Dante’s journey into hell. This is Barrie Tullett’s “The Typographic Dante,” an exhibition showcasing the artist’s


Future tube posters go on display

One hundred posters has gone on display at the Transport Museum, and one of them could go on to become an official tube poster.


Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.


An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

A long wood lined corridor that's not on the map contains a rather charming gallery of actors and other artistic sorts.


Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display

In this the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A museum has put Queen Victoria’s famous coronet on display after it was saved from being sold overseas.


V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and is now half of a space given over to the museum's photography collection.


You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there's been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that normally locked, and only very occasionally opened -- but now is open all the time.


Odd video art in the Barbican

There's a video screen that shows changing shapes in a sort of 1980s home computer version of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene.


A “steampunk” exhibition by a Victorian eccentric

An exhibition is opening soon showing off rediscovered and restored photographic work of one the 19th century's strangest characters, Samuel Heracles Gascoigne-Simpson.


Tickets Alert: London’s crafts shown off for a week in May

London Craft Week returns in a few weeks time, as London's craftsmen and craftswomen show off what can be done when not relying on factory made goods.


Controversy over restoration of Waterloo Station poem

In 1999, an artist was commissioned to help improve a subway leading from Waterloo Station. In 2019 the same artist protested about efforts to restore the art.