All that glitters: Introducing the Artful Badger…

By sarah madden, blog editor on 14 Oct 2013
The Artful Badger

The Artful Badger

This Thursday we’re welcoming the Artful Badger to our fabulous night of jewels and gemstones, All that glitters @ late. Best known for their performances at festival-goer’s favourite Secret Garden Party, the live arts and entertainment company will whipping up a frenzy of past and present that will have you dancing in no time! Read the full postRead the full post

Museum's Hosts enjoying our Pirates Party!

By visitor services on 3 Jun 2011

Hello everyone! My name is Giusy and I’m a host at the Museum of London, London Wall. Many of you may know me and the other hosts personally but if you come to the Museum for the first time you certainly cannot miss us. We are those friendly and caring people in bright pink shirts who run up and down doing tours, workshops, and assist visitors throughout their stay. It is the first time that I have written a blog ever and I am very excited at the idea of telling you about us on an open and informal platform. There’s no better means […]

'Boys and Girls' by Paul Burston

By star guest on 7 Feb 2011

As Jimmy Somerville sang many years ago, there’s more to love than boy meets girl. Which is one of the reasons I chose to edit a short story collection called ‘Boys and Girls’. The book contains stories of young lesbian and gay love, and what better time to celebrate love in all its many varieties than on Valentine’s Day? For Valentine’s @ Late I’ll be joined by several contributors to the book, including Stonewall Award-winning author Stella Duffy Former Write Queer London winner Keith Jarrett Performance poet Sophia Blackwell And writer Joe Storey-Scott   There’ll be tales of teenage crushes, […]

The Celestial Bed installation by Bompas & Parr

By star guest on 2 Feb 2011

For Valentine’s Day 2011 Bompas & Parr is recreating James Graham’s Celestial Bed in the Museum of London. Visitors will be able to experience London’s most notorious bed and drink Bompas & Parr’s love philter which incorporates phenyethlyeamine, the world’s only known aphrodisiac. Bompas & Parr is working with illustrator Emma Rios on the design of the Celestial Bed that will be exhibited alongside the Lord Mayor’s Coach at the Museum of London’s City site. Historic context Dr James Graham (1745-1794) was a medical entrepreneur, quack and pioneer in sex therapy with a genius for spectacle. Having learnt the principles […]

Valentine's @late

By lucy inglis on 31 Jan 2011

  Valentine’s Day….I know, I know. BUT, this year why not avoid the over-priced roses and crowded restaurants and come to the Museum of London where there’s all sorts of fun things happening: readings, dance classes, vintage Valentines and most exciting of all (for a serious historian like me, obviously) is that the Museum will be blowing the dust from its collection of erotic objects. In partnership with Polari and Coco de Mer, it promises to be an evening with a difference. Call 020 7001 9844 to book and more details here.

Fish n’ chips and the Apocalypse

By rosie bullimore on 29 Sep 2010

  The Adults Events Team that’s, Claire, Ailsa and Rosie, are getting ready for the Story of London LATE which celebrates the launch of the 2010 Story of London Festival and our new exhibition, London Futures. We have been flexing our futuristic green muscles, ensuring that all elements of the event are as far as possible sustainable and green. Our in house catering Benugo’s are serving up sustainable sourced Fish n’ chips…with mushy peas – as a team we were quite adamant that these were included! All the crockery and cutlery will be recyclable too. The Adult Events Team’s office […]