Parks, Leon, New Statesman (1996)
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LONDON BEFORE LONDON
A new prehistoric gallery that casts light on life in the Thames Valley over half a million years ago. In the centre of the gallery is a 'river wall' featuring almost 500 objects recovered from the banks of the Thames, reflecting its role as a source of food, and water for washing and cooking, an alter for religious sacrifices and the last resting place for the dead.
Museum of London.
Tel: 020 7600 3699. London Wall EC2. Mon-Sat 10am-5.50pm. Sun l2noon-5.50pm.
An exhibition inspired by London's Great Smog opened at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine exactly 50 years to the week that saw the capital devastated by one of the greatest environmental disasters in history. For a wholeweek in l952, beginning on 4 December, London suffered its worst ever smog when levels of sulphur and particulates reached lethal concentrations, leading to the deaths of up to 12,000 people. Haifa century later, the event remains a reference point around the world for researchers and teachers in public health and epidemiology.
Beth Harland, Richard Layzell, Caroline List, Chris MeighAndrews, Jacqueline Morreau, Mario Rossi and Mare Tralla.
Dates of exhibition: 10 December2002-14 February2003
Times of opening: 12pm-7pm Monday Friday
Place: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
MARIO GIACOMELLI: PHOTOGRAPHS 1954-2000
15 November 2002 to 1 February 2003.
Guest speakers Mark Haworth-Booth, senior curator of photographs, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Nigel Pittman, executive, London Arts. The first solo UK exhibition of the world-renowned Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli since his death in November2000, offering a unique opportunity to see works -- many of which have not been seen in this country--spanning five decades.
Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9. Gallery open Tues, Thurs and Fri, 10am-6pm; Wed, 10am-8pm;Sat, 11am-6pm. Free admission. For further information, please call Photo fusion on 0207738 5774 or e-mail: email@example.com
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
A 30-minute film about genocide and ethnic conflict in Armenia, Nazi-occupied Europe, Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia, Rawanda and elsewhere, using the words of Fergal Keane, Alison des Forges, Martin Bell and other well known commentators. Runs continuously. Not recommended for children under 16.
Imperial WarMuseum. 020 7416 5000. Lambeth Road, London SE1.
Nearest Tube: Lambeth North/Elephant & Castle. Daily 10am-6pm.
PLAYING TO THE GALLERY
A concert tour by the acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, celebrating the Art Fund's centenary and the premiere of a new work by Jonathan Dove.
Tour dates: 25 February to 6 March2003.
In spring 2003, to celebrate the centenary of the National Art Collections Fund, the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, under the director, Elizabeth Wallfisch, will present a specially created concert tour of seven leading UK museums and galleries, 2003 dates: London, 25 February, Victoria & Albert Museum; Birmingham, 26 February, Barber Institute of Fine Arts; Bath, 27 February, Museum of Costume/Assembly Rooms; Cardiff, 28 February, National Museum and Gallery of Cardiff.
Box office information for all tickets: by post from: Bath Festivals box office,2 Church Street, Abbey Green, Bath BA1 1NL. …