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Lansbury Micro Museum- This Wall Talks…

  At the beginning of this month we had the pleasure of hosting artists Laurie Nouchka and Tullis Rennie at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar, East London as they worked with local residents to produce a new audio-visual artwork for the V&A’s Lansbury Micro Museum. The artists’ ongoing collaborative project Walls On Walls aims to celebrate […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- Art in the Neighbourhood

Guest blogger: Rosamund West This month our focus at the Lansbury Micro Museum is on the role that art plays within the built environment. We’ve asked Rosamund West, our fantastic walking-tour host, to give us an insight into her own research on the subject as well as a glimpse of what to expect on her […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum – School Ceramics project and Teachers’ Sanctuary

  In January, a class of thirty Year 6 pupils from the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School were invited to participate in a month-long project with the V&A exploring the history of the Lansbury Estate, the historic significance of their Grade II listed school and the ceramic tile designs of artist Peggy Angus. Formerly the ‘Susan Lawrence Primary’ and ‘Elizabeth Lansbury […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- New Horizons

  We are pleased to announce that the next instalment of the exhibition series Neighbourhood Number Nine launches at the end of this month at the Lansbury Micro Museum. The exhibition New Horizons 1950s – 1980s considers the changing nature of the Lansbury neighbourhood over four tumultuous decades in the East End, addressing the impacts […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- Planning the Dream

Over the past couple of months we have been welcoming local residents – as well as those from further afield- into the Lansbury Micro Museum at Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market to explore the history and architectural significance of the Lansbury Estate. This month we are inviting visitors to share and capture their own stories about […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- New Beginnings

This week sees the launch of a new ‘micro museum’, which has opened to the public in a disused retail space in Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market, on the Lansbury Estate in East London. Created by the V&A, the space will host a series of exhibitions over coming months that explore the importance of the Estate […]

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East London in pictures: Arthur Villiers’ gift from the Gardner Collection

With the announcement that a new V&A site is planned for the Olympic Park in Stratford, it seems timely that I have just finished cataloguing a set of more than 400 prints and drawings relating to East London. My earlier post about a balloon flight from the Mermaid Tavern in Hackney gave a little taster of the fascinating objects I have been working […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 93

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 93 This one has got to be in my top 10, in my opinion the only place to get your threaded requirements in London.  Super helpful, old school hardware store that always always always has what you need no matter what sort of bolt, nut, screw, […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 92

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 92 This one has got to be in my top 10 for jaw drop value alone. When I photographed this shop on Bethnal Green Road, I thought it was a cat specific pet shop or a cat grooming parlour (?!). It is however a cat café! […]

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Concept to Catwalk Final at the Olympic Park

  Last week, students from across London displayed designs inspired by London and V&A at a glamorous event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With close to a thousand students entering the competition, seven finalist teams worked with mentors from Central Saint Martins’ MA Material Futures to create stunning pieces that brought together London influences, […]

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