Three authors reveal the inspiration behind their London stories and give short readings at London Transport Museum on the evening of Monday 3 March 2014.
Travis Elborough’s book, A London Year: 365 Days of the City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters is an anthology of diary entries from Tudor times to the 21st century. Hannah Velten discusses Beastly London and how animals have always been important in the story of London, while Mark Mason describes his odyssey over several hundred miles as he walked the entire length of the London Underground system – over-ground – passing every station along the way in his book, Walk the Lines. The audience will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed after the event.
The London Stories Live event starts from 18.30 until 20.00 and cost £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk or by calling 020 7565 7298. Tickets to the exhibition and main Museum galleries should be purchased separately.
The London Stories Live event has been organised as part of the London Stories exhibition which showcases over 50 works of art – the best of the entries for The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014. The illustrations feature intriguing images of London narratives; from anecdotal urban myths to grand tales of historic legend, fictitious and real characters and events, all with one thing in common – some of London’s most fascinating stories. The London Stories exhibition closes on 6 April 2014.