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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Moving to Metro-Land & Bus Back to the 1950's

The London Transport Museum have a couple of great evening events this week. Tonight as part of their
The Art of the Poster series, there's a talk by David Bownes, Senior Curator at the Museum on how posters helped people move to the suburbs.

"With the rapid expansion of the Underground in the early 20th century, there was an urgent need to attract commuters to the new suburbs. Moving to Metro-land and other lesser known established Underground suburbs was promoted through posters."

Mrs Dilys Muybridge - 1930's Metro-land Housewife - LT Museum by Annie Mole

Last year I experienced a bit of time travel, as the Museum had this fab lady (Mrs Dily Mubridge) who was supposed to be from the 1930's who covered a similar topic from a housewife's perspective. I had an interesting time trying to explain the internet & blogging to her!

Anyway, Selling the Suburbs runs from 18.30 to 19.30 this evening. You can book tickets on 020 7565 7298 and they are £8.00 for adults; £6.00 for concessions and £4.00 for students.

Routemaster Bus by Digital Story

On Friday 13th March there's a Routemaster Rocks night for all bus fans. Rather than just wheel in the new bus for London designs, they're being celebrated with an evening of music, films and readings that "rock the city like it's the 1950s."

"Live music from electro-skiffle chanteuse Piney Gir, a rock 'n roll DJ set, and a reading from Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster, and The Long-player Goodbye: the Album from Vinyl to iPod and Back Again ."

London's affair with the Routemaster  by Annie Mole

There will also be a chance to catch a screening of Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson's cult classic Momma Won't Allow – a short that captures the essence of hip teenage cats, flashy youths and chic beat girls in a north London jazz den.

Both events are at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza. With Routemaster Rocks, you also get admission to the main Museum galleries with your entry ticket (adults £10.00; senior citizens £8.00; students £6.50) and the musuem will be open until 9pm that night. Call the Museum on 020 7565 7298 for tickets & details of the opening time for Friday.

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