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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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Concert: Mayah Kadish and Sara Cubarsi in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential Information   When: Thursday 28 May 2015 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/315839 What: Violinists Mayah Kadish and Sara Cubarsi are thrilled to play a programme of mainly new music interspersed with some surprise […]

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American Lecture Tour 2015

ESU Tour 2015: Itinerary   Tuesday, April 7 Washington 7:00pm Lecture at Lehman Hall in the Science and Engineering Hall, George Washington University Hosted by Washington, DC Branch Wednesday, April 8 5:30pm Reception followed by lecture at The Philadelphia Club Hosted by Philadelphia Branch Thursday, April 9 7:00pm Lecture at Shippensburg University Hosted by Central […]

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