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  • Ephemera Society Fairs 2016

  • Sunday · 22 May · 4 December
  • Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
  • Coram Street
  • London WC1N 1HT
  • United Kingdom
  • All are welcome · Entry £3 · 11am - 4pm
  • Members from 10am with membership cards




Feeding London: the Forgotten Market Gardens

Until 24 June 2016

This exhibition at Guildhall Library celebrates the long history of market gardening in Middlesex tracing the growth, peak and decline of the production of fruit, vegetables and flowers in the area.

It reveals the rapid and radical change of land use arising from London’s ever-growing population, from the need to increase food production in the 1800s, to the demand for housing for the new ‘commuter classes’ in the 20th century.

Image of young woman selling potatoes

An invaluable collection of the memories of local people who worked in the nurseries and market gardens of South West London, right up until the last days of the industry in the 1970s, are shared.

The stories of the great gardening dynasties of Middlesex, who developed horticultural expertise, built flourishing businesses and became major employers, are also told; along with those of the seasonal migrants such as the ‘Welsh’ women who walked every year from Wales and Shropshire to help with the harvest, and the skilled horticulturalists who emigrated from Europe.

  • Guildhall Library
  • Aldermanbury
  • London EC2V 7HH
  • UK
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Loupot: peintre d'affiches

Image Poster Until 28 August 2016

The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication, Lyon presents a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the great French poster designer Charles Loupot (1892-1962) with material extending over 50 years from the archives of the Bibliotheque Forney.



Drawing on Childhood

Until 1 May 2016

Drawing on Childhood brings together the work of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to the present day, who have created powerful images of characters in fiction who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found.

Image of Cinderella

The exhibition considers how illustrators of different generations have chosen key moments in stories from European folklore and fiction, and brought these child heroes to life.

Original drawings, first editions and special illustrated editions will be on display, featuring characters as diverse as James Trotter (James and the Giant Peach) who was orphaned as a young boy, Hetty Feather, who lived at the Foundling Hospital, and Rapunzel, whose parents gave her up as a child.

Two original illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for the 1961 edition of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will be exhibited, alongside Arthur Rackham’s original 1919 drawing of Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. Major illustrators and artists whose work will be on display include Quentin Blake, George Cruikshank, David Hockney, Phiz (Hablot K. Browne), Arthur Rackham, Thomas Rowlandson, Nick Sharratt and Stref.


Victoria Revealed

Until 17 February 2018

Image of Queen Victoria

This exhibition explores the many, often surprising, aspects of Queen Victoria’s character: devoted wife, dedicated mother, devastated widow and powerful stateswoman.

Follow Victoria’s story from the room in which she spent her first moments as queen. Trace her journey from young girl to queen enthralled with a new husband, to grieving matriarch and ruler of a vast empire.

Included in the exhibition are iconic, impressive, beautiful and often deeply personal objects, from Victoria’s simple white silk wedding gown, to the dolls she made, dressed and named as a little girl.

Victoria and the people who surrounded her tell this story: excerpts from her journals, letters and reports from contemporary commentators give insight into the extraordinary life of the woman whose name defined an age.


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