This week Secret Film Adventures sold out with a picnic in Brunel Gardens, and below the Gardens three short films about swimming and surviving. All this in the most appropriate of places, where Brunel nearly drowned. The gardens are looking really beautiful at the moment, and we do have the biggest blue picnic table (seats twenty […]
Happy 186th Birthday Robert Howlett, photographer extraordinaire, born this day! This is the man who snapped IK Brunel on the Isle of Dogs in 1857 and so created the image that fuelled the myth that made the Man of Iron. A week of religious fervour at The Brunel Museum. The Fourth Choir concert sold out again, […]
This week the Fourth Choir concert sold out for Tudor music in the suitably vaulted Grand Entrance Hall. Children from Bowhill Primary enjoyed meeting Brunel in Person and the heritage boat trips were well subscribed. Midnight Apothecary was very busy or sold out. Sunday at the Open Garden Squares Weekend had not the benefit of cocktails, but an excellent […]
Good weather for cycling and building! As part of the London Festival, we hosted a debate on Re-usable Buildings and architect Jerry Tate spoke eloquently about Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall and other projects. On Thursday Chairman of Trustees Bryn Bird gave a talk about Marc Brunel: the Greater Genius?
We remember, with great sadness, the innocent people attacked on London Bridge last weekend. Like most organisations and local establishments we decided the best answer to this senseless violence was to carry on as best we could.
Brunel saw a need and a virtue in persistence. The river has re-opened after the terrible events of Saturday night and our Sunday Heritage Boat tour takes place as usual, courtesy of Thames Clipper who are operating a good service. The Brunel Museum is open today and everyday…
Visits from Redriff, Albion and Westminster Upper School, three groups from University of the Third Age and from City & Village. For engineering students from Atlanta, Georgia we provided bridges, tunnels and ships on our boat trip and for railway enthusiasts we an interview for http://allthestations.co.uk (available online next week). This is a documentary film about ALL the national railway […]
I am sorry this blog is late. My flight to Tampa, Florida was not without incident, but I am safely on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship Jade with two thousand passengers. The ship seems huge and many decked, but Brunel’s last ship the Great Eastern had twice the capacity. Perhaps less luxurious…
This week we hosted two successful visits from City & Village, in partnership with Museum of London Docklands and as part of the Crossrail exhibition Archaeology of the Tunnel . On 9th May the same exhibition stages a special event details here Midnight Apothecary’s Saturday cabaret with Tricity Vogue sold out and was a great […]