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Hahahopscotch brings Traditional Brunel-ish Games to the Brunel Museum

Essential information When: Sunday 14 June, 3–3.45pm Where: Brunel Museum Gardens, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £5 per child includes adult entry to Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden Book NOW: http://bit.ly/1S3GBZb What: For Open Garden Squares Weekend 2015, Hahahopscotch will be running its Traditional Garden Games at the Brunel Museum, giving today’s children the chance to play the same games that […]

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Concert: The Heath Street Ensemble in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential information When: Tuesday 30 June, 7.30pm Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £10 in advance (plus £1 booking fee) £12 on the door (cash or cheque only) Book NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/323008  What: Beethoven Septet in E flat. Schubert Octet in F in the Thames Tunnel Shaft, when the Thames […]

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Brunel-Fly-By-Night: Concrete Gestures in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential information When: 19 June 2015, doors open 6.30pm Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £8 Book NOW: http://bit.ly/1PSJ4ry What: Vilem Flusser (Gestures, 2014), defines GESTURE as “a movement of the body or a tool attached to the body for which there is no satisfactory causal explanation.” His diverse study analyses gesture as a […]

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Concert: The Mystery of Reality in the Brunel Museum

Essential Information When: Friday 5 June 2015 7.30pm Where: Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £10 in advance (plus £1 booking fee) £12 on the door (cash or cheque only) Book NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310022 What: The marriage of Poetry and Music opens the doors to a new universe, in which  the mysteries of our lives can be further gauged and, perhaps, explained. 

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Arbonauts bring The Desire Machine to the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential information When: 14 – 25 July 2015, 8pm Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £25 full price, £15 concession, £15 tickets for local residents Tickets in association with the Midnight Apothecary are available on Saturday night performances (price £30). See below for more information Watch trailer & Book tickets NOW: http://arbonauts.org/live2015/thedesiremachine/ What: This […]

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Opera: Pop Up Opera perform L’Italiana in Algeri in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential information   When: Tuesday 16th June, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July 2015, 7.30pm Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: ticket only: £20 plus booking fee, ticket plus Midnight Apothecary cocktail: £26 plus booking fee Book NOW: 16 June, 2 July, 3 July What: Pop-up Opera return to the atmospheric Brunel […]

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The end of the tour

I have given my last talk of the Brunel Lecture Tour to a full house in Boston for a partnership event organised by the English Speaking Union and the Boston Victorian Society. The tour has taken me from Washington to New York and way up the mighty Hudson River to Syracuse, just short of Niagara Falls. […]

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Brunel’s America

As is well known, an intrepid group of pilgrims left Rotherhithe for the New World in 1620. Since then Americans have been returning to England, in growing numbers, to see for themselves where the adventure first began, and where their family roots lie. Some returning Americans have unusual histories. One of the first Americans to […]

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Play: The Eighth Wonder of the World in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential Information When: 8 – 14 June 7.30pm, 3pm matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £20 in advance plus £1 booking fee Book NOW http://www.wegottickets.com/eighthwonderoftheworld What: A new play by Nick Harrison about the most important night in the lives of Marc and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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