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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Homage to the tramp: Charlie Chaplin – the great Londoner

September 23, 2012 |

Charles Chaplin was born in 1889 in East Street, Lambeth, where he spent most of his childhood in poverty. He was even temporarily orphaned when his mother was forced into a mental asylum. From an early age Chaplin found escape in London’s music halls where he made his mark as a boy actor, laying the foundations to a career that would take him to Hollywood and international fame. The London Film Museum currently features an excellent exhibition on Chaplin and his rags to riches story.
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New exhibition – Designing Women: Post-war British textiles

February 26, 2012 |

Britain was at the forefront of international textile design in the Fifties  and Sixties. Three women – Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler – led this movement. ‘Designing Women’, the forthcoming exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, explores … Read More

New exhibition: Food Glorious Food

January 9, 2011 |

Remember your school dinners, your mum’s cooking and being told to “eat your greens”? Now you can relive this and more at major exhibition Food Glorious Food, which will trace the story of food over the last 100 years. … Read More

Art Deco heaven: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929

September 13, 2010 |

The V&A’s major autumn exhibition (25 September 2010 – 9 January 2011) , Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909–1929, will explore the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev and the most exciting dance … Read More