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All the latest arts news from across London

See the “Glimpses of Eternity” in Westminster Abbey
See the “Glimpses of Eternity” in Westminster Abbey

See the “Glimpses of Eternity” in Westminster Abbey

A series of stunning watercolours of Westminster Abbey have gone on display, inside the Abbey they depict, and unlike the main building, they're in a part that few realise is free to visit.

Apr
05
2018
Under the Microscope – science as art
Under the Microscope – science as art

Under the Microscope – science as art

A notable scientist has been remembered in an exhibition that is half artwork and half science display.

Apr
04
2018
An art gallery in an old railway station
An art gallery in an old railway station

An art gallery in an old railway station

Ongar station, once part of the Central line has a small art gallery inside it now, and their first exhibition of the year is appropriately about trains.

Mar
30
2018
Arty dog kennels on display at St Pancras station
Arty dog kennels on display at St Pancras station

Arty dog kennels on display at St Pancras station

One of the "get celebrities to paint things then sell them for charity" displays has arrived at St Pancras Station for a few weeks.

Mar
26
2018
Yto Barrada’s bizarre exhibition at the Barbican
Yto Barrada’s bizarre exhibition at the Barbican

Yto Barrada’s bizarre exhibition at the Barbican

The curve, that wonderful massive space for art at the Barbican sometimes has queues around the block so good is the art on display. And sometimes, you're left scratching your head in bewilderment.

Mar
25
2018
Science as art at the Wellcome Collection
Science as art at the Wellcome Collection

Science as art at the Wellcome Collection

Is it science, art, or maybe both. An art exhibition seeks to explore the connection that sees science turned into art, with rather variable end results.

Mar
23
2018
Join a mass participation artwork to mark 100 years of woman’s suffrage
Join a mass participation artwork to mark 100 years of woman’s suffrage

Join a mass participation artwork to mark 100 years of woman’s suffrage

Later this year, there will be a mass participation art event taking place later this year, and the organisers are calling for participants.

Mar
21
2018
A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station
A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station

A decade of roundels in Stanmore tube station

A decade ago, in 2008, posters lining the staircase at Stanmore tube station were replaced with art. And it's still there.

Mar
18
2018
Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel
Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel

Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel

Each of the main stations for the future Elizabeth line will have their own monumental art installations, and a display has opened showing some of them off to the public.

Mar
15
2018
Steampunk visions of London’s future
Steampunk visions of London’s future

Steampunk visions of London’s future

A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.

Mar
15
2018
Animal fats and testicles turned into art
Animal fats and testicles turned into art

Animal fats and testicles turned into art

A print of a cow's rectum. some glowing sheep's testicles, pig's fat as lamps, a levitating cow stomach, all mark an exhibition of art made from often discarded animal parts.

Mar
09
2018
Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks
Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks

Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks

Next weekend there's free interactive art thing happening, and its set among the Barbican Highwalks, that optimistic, or infuriatingly complex, set of elevated pedestrian passages in the City of London.

Mar
06
2018
Tickets Alert – Light and music show in a road tunnel
Tickets Alert – Light and music show in a road tunnel

Tickets Alert – Light and music show in a road tunnel

A road tunnel running underneath the Barbican estate is to be closed to traffic for a weekend next month, and turned into a light and sound installation.

Feb
24
2018
Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style
Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Open for just four days - and closing on Monday - this is a chance to see one of the more forgotten aspects of railway design, the time when freight got an iconic makeover.

Feb
24
2018
Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines
Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines

Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines

Here's something for both tube and font geeks -- a series of 13 hand lettering illustrations that visually celebrates the 13 London Underground tube lines.

Feb
08
2018
Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London
Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London

Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London

During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of the venues, Westminster Abbey will be opening its doors in the evening as well.

Jan
12
2018
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

Lurking in one of the corners of the V&A museum is a large exhibition devoted to a famous photographer of famous people -- Anthony Crickmay.

Dec
31
2017
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Dec
09
2017
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

There's a room in the VA& museum that was refurbished a shade under a decade ago, and banned photography -- but not any more.

Dec
04
2017
Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas
Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas

Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas

The suburban fight for the most over the top Christmas decorations has a new rival, in the central London figure of Tate Britain.

Dec
02
2017
Student art goes on display in a train station
Student art goes on display in a train station

Student art goes on display in a train station

A train station near a famous art gallery has gained its own art display, courtesy of the local school.

Dec
02
2017
One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station
One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

A giant work of art is being installed at the future Elizabeth line station in Paddington -- the huge glass roof which will be decorated with clouds.

Nov
28
2017
The naked lady who drew the Moomins
The naked lady who drew the Moomins

The naked lady who drew the Moomins

An exhibition about the Moomins opens with a painting of a naked lady, and she's the real topic of the exhibition, not the cute Finnish cartoons.

Nov
05
2017
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

A new exhibition has opened that celebrates the often unsung heroines of London Transport's poster heritage -- the female artists.

Oct
28
2017