May - December 2013

Art on the Underground presents a series of events inspired by Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth.

Talks, tours, workshops and study days give you the chance to explore diverse themes running through Labyrinth including handmade crafts, mapping, journeys, networks and social change.

The events are presented in collaboration with many of London’s leading cultural organisations: ArtLicks!, The Foundling Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Science Museum, South Bank Centre and the V&A.

Events currently open for booking are listed below. Full details on forthcoming events to follow soon.


From the Labyrinth public programme: Mark Wallinger in conversation with Marina Warner

Art on the Underground Labyrinth Events

‘From Here to There’: Free Labyrinth Drop-in at V&A Museum of Childhood

20 October 2013

As part of the Family Arts Festival, join artists Anne Harild and Holly Graham for a drop-in afternoon of playful creative activities.

Using your drawings, help Anne to build a giant, large-scale installation of the museum and its objects. Join Holly to create your own Journeys playing-card game; for your family to use on journeys. Activities suitable for 5 – 12 years, but all members of the family welcome.

Don’t forget to download a copy of our free Labyrinth Family Trail coming soon!

Time: 2–4pm

Venue: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA

Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green


The Blue Riband: Peter York in conversation with Michael Bracewell

15 November 2013

In The Blue Riband, Peter York, chronicler of London’s elites, looks at the ‘uptown top-ranking’ relationship between the grand – but still accessible via the Tube – locations of central London and humbler Londoners. Here, in conversation with Michael Bracewell, he considers how aspirant Londoners were drawn to the centre and how in the 21st Century hopeful new Londoners from practically everywhere filter through Heathrow and the outer suburbs, and end Up West, wanting to be part of it. He looks at Piccadilly, the entertainment hub of the Edwardian empire, through the eyes of that eternally resonant figure Burlington Bertie from Bow.

Peter York is one of the UK’s leading strategic researchers. A writer, author and broadcaster on social styles and trends, he writes regularly for the Independent and other broadsheets. His books include co-authoring the 80s bestseller The Sloane Ranger Handbook and Dictators’ Homes. His latest BBC documentary, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Ad-Man’, was shown on BBC2 in 2011. He is a Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts London. His latest book Jim Lee: Arrested was published in 2012.

Time: 1 – 1.45pm

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

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