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Residency Programme Upcoming Events

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Have you met our resident artists yet? Do come and meet them at the fantastic events that they have lined up in the Museum in May and June! May Thursday 21 May at 13.00 to 14.00 (Meeting at Grand Entrance Meeting Point): Jamie Jenkinson will be giving a talk comparing the video pixel to mosaic […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.69

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.69 Record shopping Saturday and continuing to climb the Tower. Legendary independent record label was at the epicentre of the punk explosion right at the start and then has gone on to release a catalogue that almost defines the genre of independent music itself. Opened in […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.28

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.28 The most appropriate up to date technology font for a dry cleaners.  I’m sure their name didn’t have the same connotations when they opened either.  Finchley N3.     ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.27

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.27 Friday – film night!  Now we could have gone pretty much anywhere in the world with speciality video rentals and sales in London but this week let’s go to Green Lanes in Enfield and let’s go Greek.  Enfield has a large Greek and Greek Cypriot […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 16

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 16 With thought of all who are up early due to work, children or even for the love of a frosty morning. On a Monday morning what better way to start the week than to flap our wings and do the funky chicken. ©Barnaby Barford 2014 Walthamstow Village, E17

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day 14

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day 14 Oops nearly forgot…I did say we were going to go record shopping today so here is one of Soho’s most iconic record shops.  In the time that I have been doing this project this record shop has now sadly closed…but a new branch opened right across […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 14

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 14 Not strictly in keeping with this week’s theme but close enough.  I love the visual contrast of the 2 shops here.  The hairdryer neon light is a beauty too. These 2 shops are near Palmers Green – Green Lanes N13 ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 13

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 13 The record shop/bakery combo was once a more regular sight on the streets of London.  Is this one in Willesden NW10 the only one left? ©Barnaby Barford 2014    

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A ‘Tragedie en Musique’ performed on 8th January 1685

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Today in 1685 ‘Roland, tragédie en musique’’was first performed by the Académie Royale de Musique before King Louis XIV at Versailles. This 1685 publication of the libretto to ‘Roland, Tragedy in Music’ will feature in the new Europe Galleries as part of a display looking at musical performance in the 17th century. ‘Roland’ is one of […]

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Glastonbury Installation Series: Part 1, Music

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On 27 May 2015 the V&A’s installation on the Glastonbury Festival will open in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. This will be the V&A’s contribution to the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, taking place between 18 and 28 June 2015. The themes of this year’s Quadrennial are music, weather and […]

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