London's hidden art and architecture

Course Dates: 17/04/24 - 22/05/24
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
Uncover a whole new side of London, from Roman times to the present day through a series of walks and visits to art galleries and historic sites.
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London's hidden art and architecture
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  • Course Code: VB529
  • Dates: 17/04/24 - 22/05/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Julie Barlow

Course Code: VB529

Full Wed, day, 17 Apr - 22 May '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This offsite course takes the form of a series of thematic visits to explore some of London's hidden art and architecture. Each week we will visit a different area, such as the City of London and Bloomsbury, and investigate specific topics such as postmodern architecture, or the impact of immigration on London. We also visit some of London's less well known smaller museums, art galleries and historic locations, examining what makes these places so appealing or different to what we might find elsewhere.

What will we cover?

-A historical overview of London's lesser known art and architecture and the people who have contributed to this
-How London's landscape has been shaped by key social and cultural events, such as immigration and war
-Visits to a variety of historic locations and smaller museums and galleries.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify key figures who have contributed to London’s lesser known art and architecture
- Describe the variety of cultural and social influences which have shaped London and participate in discussions about why London is distinct from other cities, both in the UK and beyond.
- Discuss with confidence a wide range of artistic and architectural styles and locations in London.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels. It requires the ability to walk at a moderate pace.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with guided walks, gallery visits and discussions.

This course takes place offsite in galleries around London. Offsite courses take place during public access hours. Tutors are not able to control sound levels or behaviours of visitors outside of the course group, gallery closures or fire alarms. Unless you are a wheelchair user, and have confirmed access details with us (as levels of access can vary between buildings), you will need to be able to walk between sites and stand for some time while looking at them (you may bring your own portable stool if you have one, but we cannot guarantee access to seating offsite.) If you feel you may be impacted by these environmental variations, please inform the department on before the course begins, to discuss reasonable accommodations we can make to assist your learning in offsite.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring an umbrella. Please note we are unable to guarantee stools in the art galleries that we will visit so you may have to stand and to walk between art works.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might also be interested in:
The art and culture of 17th century London
The art and culture of 18th century London
The art and culture of the Victorians.

Julie Barlow

Julie Barlow has a degree in Art History/History from the University of Hull and an MPhil (Fine Arts) from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of roles at Leighton House, V&A and Tate Gallery before studying for a PGCE and moving into Museum Education. Julie has over twenty years of experience as a freelance lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery working on all areas of the Education Programme and also for the first ten years at the National Gallery and in the last decade at the Wallace Collection.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.