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April Family Workshops : Poster Art 150 : London Transport Museum

 

 

 

 

 

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We wrote about the fun to be had the wonderful London Transport Museum here a few weeks back, and now with Easter coming much sooner than expected we had to remind you about whats happening during April at the museum.

The Poster Art 150 Exhibition is getting a lot of people excited, especially those who like to dream and go wild for British Graphic Design & The London Underground & Designers working in 1908. It guess it beats dreaming about turning up for work naked, or falling off a building again. xo

The exhibition

On 9 January 1863 the world’s first underground train pulled out of Paddington station to make the first passenger journey – 3½-miles under the streets of London from Paddington to Farringdon and into the record books.

The original Underground line was built and financed by the Metropolitan Railway, a private company which had been formed in 1854 to undertake the project to link the mainline stations at Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross with the City centre business district to the east.

Travelling on the new railway was a novelty that thousands of Londoners were eager to experience and on the first day of public service – long queues formed at every station. The line was a huge success with 26,000 passengers using the railway each day in the first six months.

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Family Workshops at the London Transport Museum

Snap! Photography (8+)

Date: Monday 8 April
Time: 09.45 – 10.30 tour, 10.30 – 12.30 workshop
Come on a family tour of the depot, and then sharpen your photography skills with creative photography experts Mango Lab. Learn to tell a story through your photographs: create a storyboard, then work together as a family to capture images to tell your story. Develop your detective skills on an object treasure-hunt, taking photographs to solve the clues. Be transported into the past in our photo booth. Please bring a camera or smartphone.
Suitable for children aged 8+ with their parents or carers. This is a family event, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Free. Limited places, booking is essential.
basket Book Online or Telephone 020 7565 7298

Fabulous Fabric (All Ages)

Date: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 14.00 – 14.45 tour, 14.45 – 16.45 workshop
Come on a family tour of the depot, and then design a fabric pattern inspired by shapes, textures and colours in the newly-restored carriage 353. Develop your own patterns into fun textile designs and print them onto a handy bag to take home. Aprons will be provided but please wear clothes suitable for an activity using paints.
Suitable for all ages. This is a family event, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Free. Limited places, booking is essential.
basket Book Online or Telephone 020 7565 7298

Cab It! (All Ages)

Date: Wednesday 10 April
Time: 10.00 – 11.30 and 11.30 – 13.00.
Explore the Depot and enjoy a rare chance to step into the driver’s seat of some of our historic trains. Explore the newly-restored Metropolitan Line Carriage 353, which carried first class passengers over a hundred years ago.
Suitable for all ages. This is a family event; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Free. Limited places, booking is essential.
basket Book Online or Telephone 020 7565 7298

Story-makers (5+)

Date: Thursday 11 April
Time: 14.00 – 14.45 tour, 14.45 – 16.45 workshop
Come on a family tour and discover stories from the Depot, then use your imaginations to reinvent and re-enact them in this active, theatre skills-based workshop. Step into the shoes of the Victorian passengers who travelled in restored Metropolitan Line carriage 353. Develop characters and work together to create performances bringing them to life.
Suitable for all ages but most appropriate for children aged 5+, with their parents or carers. This is a family event; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Free. Limited places, booking is essential.
basket Book Online or Telephone 020 7565 7298

 

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