Friday, 7 September 2007

Free stuff this weekend

Thanks, everyone, for coming to the reception. We really enjoyed having you! I've invited all of you to be authors on this blog, so anyone can post.

Here's some free stuff this weekend:

World Press Photo Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road (Waterloo tube). 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily through Sunday. The best of photojournalism from the past year.

Exploring Bloomsbury's Historic Squares. Sunday 2 p.m. Meet at the Euston Road north exit of the King's Cross St. Pancras tube. From JPH, go left on Gower. At Euston, use the tube station to cut under Euston Rd. (you're not getting on the tube!), then go east on Euston (this is turning left as you come out of the station). Walk past the British Library, then look for the King's Cross St. Pancras tube. King's Cross and St. Pancras are both enormous train stations right next to each other. We're planning on going, so if you want to go with us meet in our flat at 1:30.

While you’re there, the British Library has a wonderful gallery, with items including a Gutenberg Bible, the Magna Carta, and the original Alice in Wonderland. They have a fun thing called “Turning the Pages,” that allows you to look at more pages of historical texts than the one that happens to be open in the exhibit. Notice, too, the statue of Isaac Newton in the courtyard. Not that you could miss it.

Another free exhibition is the London Wall Project at the Spitz Gallery in Old Spitalfields Market. It runs through September 24 and includes “personal aspects of public celebrations.” Sounds interesting. Also, the Great River Race on the Thames is 12:55-4:10 on Saturday.

There are tons of other listings in TimeOut!

By the way, have you noticed that the wallpaper on this blog is nearly identical to the upholstery on our couch?

1 comment:

LauraLangley said...

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