Showing posts from August, 2010

Archaeology walks in Southwark

I'm doing the following walks in the near future. Thursday evening Sept. 2 The Great Fire of London – The Anniversary Special! 6.30 pm Monument Tube  Fish Street Hill exit Saturday 4 September ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY OF SOUTHWARK 10.45am at Tooley Street exit, London Bridge Station; £7 (conc £5) Guided walk led by Kevin Flude. Info & map: whatson/event/8344 In addition, the following events caught me eye as being particularly interesting.  * The Knights Templars in London (South East London Folklore Society)   This illustrated talk will discuss places in London that were either occupied, owned or had some connection with the Knight Templars and their dramatic downfall, including the sites of their imprisonment and interrogation.   on Thursday, 9 September at 20:00:00   More details: content/view_lecture/8656? mail=y  *

HRBank | National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Set of HR policies for volunteer organisations. HRBank | National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Culture and Wellbeing

Welcome | Culture and Wellbeing : "here is now an overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that participation in the arts and access to a range of arts opportunities can dramatically improve health outcomes and increase wellbeing. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing."

Making better grant applications

useful web site to help improve fund-raising. Making better grant applications - Online tool

The Making of the Modern Galleries, Museum of London

The Making of the Galleries of Modern London Sat 11 Sep, 10.15am – 5pm Book in advance £40 (concs £25*), including lunch The new Galleries of Modern London are the largest and most complex project undertaken by the Museum since it opened in 1976. This study day will examine how the project came about over the last five years, focusing especially on the displays and the way that interactive technology has been integrated throughout the gallery space. With many of the key staff speaking, including all the lead curators, this is the first chance to hear how the galleries were conceived and created. Book tickets (external link) * PLEASE NOTE: Arts and heritage staff can take advantage of a special £25 concessionary rate for this event. Quote heritage staff offer when booking by phone or choose the concessionary rate online. Please bring your staff ID on the day. For more information and full programme see:

Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10

this is the annual survey of culture , leisure and sports participation. Very useful information. Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10 : "Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10"

London Lives 1690 to 1800 St Thomas Hospital Archive

Archives from St Thomas Hospital can be found of this interesting online searchable archive London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

Iphone Walks Apps and Some Walks

A couple of interesting 'apps' have been drawn to my attention. City Stories Walks is in its early stages but it aims to 'take you on a physical journey through a story, in your own time at your own pace There are three FREE ways to take the walk -  iphone, mp3 or a pdf printout.   It currently only has 1 walk, but the 3 different methods make this an interesting approach. The Museum of London has launched an augmented reality app which allows you to see old pictures of selected places in London as you walk around. uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/ app/you-are-here-app/index. html Walks (cross posted from SE1 magazine)   STAMFORD STREET & THE CUT: LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE WALK Tuesday 24 August 11am; free Part of a series of free history walks in Waterloo and the surrounding area with the Living Memory heritage project. The walks are roughly an hour in length and are free to attend. To book and

City Stories Walks

This web site gives you the option of a mp3 tour, and iphone tour or a printout of a pdf of a walk around London. Currently has one medical London walk, but it is a good because it accepts that we don't all have an iphone, Colin pointed it out to me. City Stories Walks

Competition for Science Exhibitions

This is a competition (price 300 pounds) for exhibitions that advance the understanding of science. Great Exhibitions! | The British Society for the History of Science

Social_media for Museums Guide

This is the East Midlands guide to social media for Museums. It is a simple, no frills guide to getting your museum up to speed on Web 2.0. mubu-social_media.ashx (application/pdf Object)

...Love Museums | online resources for museum advocacy

Here can be found various resources to help people ...Love Museums from the Museums Association Help for Charity fundraising is to be found here

A review of the 'On purpose & wouldn't it be nice exhibitions joint tour I did last year

Just found this picture and blog entry on my experimental guided tour of the Arnolfini and Somerset House. on purpose & wouldn't it be nice exhibitions joint tour. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Best Books About Ancient London: we are at number 7

And here is mine and Paul Herbert's book on the history of London coming in at number 7 in the: The Best Books About Ancient London: 10 Steps to an Ultimate Knowledge of the City | Blimey I'm shocked as it was published so long ago and no one much noticed it at the time!

Walks in Southwark

 The next walks I am doing are in Southwark and are: On Saturday, September 4th it'll be The Archaeology & History of Southwark . It'll go from London BridgeTube , the Tooley Street exit at 10.45 am On Saturday, November 6th it'll be The Archaeology & History of Bermondsey . It'll go from London BridgeTube , the Tooley Street exit at 10.45 am . Also here are a series of walks and events in Southwark listed in SE1 magazine. FROM GARDEN TO GARRET: THE APOTHECARY TOUR Thursday 12 August 2pm at St George's Garden, Tabard Street; £5.80 (conc £4.80) An Apothecary Tour exploring the historical use of medicinal plants. The tour starts within the fresh herb garden of St George the Martyr Church Southwark where the medicinal herbs of the Herb Garret are now planted. There will then be a short walk to the oak beamed Herb Garret of old St Thomas' Hospital where there will be a hands on demonstration of traditional medicinal preparations. E

Summer Events at The Old Operating Theatre Museum

SUMMER EVENTS at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret   August; Tuesday 3 rd , Tuesday 10 th , Tuesday 17 th & Tuesday 24 th at 2pm Sir Hans Sloane: The Odyssey of Chocolate Workshop   Discover the fascinating story of chocolate's long, rich history, from it's early usage by the ancient Aztecs, who drank chocolate as a bitter beverage during religious and social ceremonies, to the explosion and mass production of chocolate throughout Europe in the nineteenth century! For centuries chocolate has symbolised: wealth, health and love across a diverse range of cultures as well as being the nation's favourite tasty treat of choice. The odyssey of chocolate aims to explore many aspects of the rich social significance of chocolate's history! The workshop is suitable for all ages and includes sampling different variations of chocolate in it's modern form, as well as designing your own chocola

Picasso - June 4 - August 28, 2010 - Gagosian Gallery

Fabulous exhibition! Picasso - June 4 - August 28, 2010 - Gagosian Gallery

Follow me on spotify

If you should so wish to follow my retrograd taste in music, you can do this by clicking on this button - you need to be a member of facebook for it to work I believe. I'm currently listening to T Bone Burnett, Plan B and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

New home for Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum gets the go-ahead [30 July 2010]

A new for the Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum has been agreed. despite the owner putting the foundations in without planning permission or archaeological excavation.