A exhibition of over 50 works of art featuring the River Thames opens at London’s Transport Museum this week.
The exhibits have been chosen from entries for The Serco Prize for Illustration, the winner of which will be announced on Monday 9th May and will be used by Transport for London for a new poster.
Organised by the museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, each of the illustrations will be accompanied by a short text by the artist summarising the inspiration behind their creation.
The exhibition opens May 10th and runs until June 3rd 2011.
The museum is also hosting and participating in a number of activities in May:
Friday 13 May – The world’s your oyster
Get fashionably creative and design your own bespoke travel card wallet with Vanessa Macey – Diane Von Furstenberg handbag design assistant.
Fridays 13 May and 20 May – Icons of London Quiz – Fridays 13 May and 20 May
Red buses, black cabs, the Tube, the River Thames and historic streetscapes – all icons of London. But, how much do you know about them? Pit your team against quizmaster Andrew Thompson, for the chance to win goodies from the Museum shop.
Bus’t a Move! – Friday 20 May
London Transport Museum’s celebrations of the New Bus for London continue with another free opening of the Museum, and dance performances from local dance groups, including street dance performers Sporadix and Union Dance.
Poster Art and the River Thames – Saturday 21 May 2011
London Transport Museum’s Senior Curator, Claire Dobbin, will give an illustrated talk about how the River Thames has featured in over a century of London Transport posters.
Heritage vehicle outings to Rickmansworth Festival – Sunday 22 May 2011
A 1938 Tube and Engine no. 12 Sarah Siddons – the oldest working mainline electric locomotive – will make special ticket-only journeys as part of the Festival celebrations.
London Transport Museum Friends will also be taking part in the day with a free vintage bus service including the iconic Routemaster bus RM1 from Rickmansworth Station to the Rickmansworth Festival site at Batchworth Lock.
For more information on all events visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk