British Library Exhibition: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Have you ever wondered about maps and how they have shaped the world we live in? If so, why not attend the British Library’s Maps and the 20th century: Drawing the Line exhibition which will be exploring the political, historical and societal impact of maps.

Highlights include:

  • The original sketch of today’s London Underground
  • Some of the first satellite imagery from the 1990s
  • First map of the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Secret spy maps, via the New York Subway.

The exhibition runs until 1 March 2017 and students can purchase tickets for £5.

For enquiries, please contact the Library’s Box Office.

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546

Email:boxoffice@bl.uk

Welcome to Happy Redoubt – Volunteers Needed

HappyRedoubtWelcome to Happy Redoubt is a brand new interactive exhibition by artist duo Juneau Projects, taking place in the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing throughout November and December 2013.

The project imagines a future world in the wake of a technological meltdown, where visitors to the encampment will create and trade artefacts like pottery or jewellery, gain skills for a new world and help shape a new future.

We need enthusiastic student volunteers to help populate the installation throughout the duration of the show. We already have a small population, but really want to bring the encampment to life!

You will be one of the faces of the installation, engaging the public with activities, explaining rules to games, helping set up and run arts & crafts activities and talking about the events programme.

Since the exhibition is an immersive experience, you will inhabit the space as characters from the encampment, so you’ll need to be familiar with the story of the apocalypse and to provide information to visitors in character. The artistic team will be on hand to help develop characters and to ensure that you’re comfortable with your role.

The exhibition is open for 6 weeks, from Wednesday 6 November until Sunday 15 December, and we need you for some of these shifts­ you can sign up for as many as you like:

– Wednesdays ­12­ to 4pm and 4­ to 8pm

– Thursdays to Sundays ­12­ to 3pm and 3­ to 6pm

If you’re interested please email Alex Willumsen at UP Projects alex@upprojects.com

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/whats-on/Welcome-to-Happy-Redoubt.aspx

Welcome to Happy Redoubt is a King’s Cultural Institute commission, in partnership with UP Projects.

King’s Cultural Institute – Inigo@kcl.ac.uk