Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre A fine art collection spanning 400 years, including depictions of London, works by major Victorian artists, and the underground ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre.

The Gallery also runs a regular exhibition and events programme. Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The

The Gallery also runs a regular exhibition and events programme. Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The

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Tickets are available for our next event!🎉The Noël Coward Foundation invites you to a glamorous evening of entertainment...
10/10/2021
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Tickets are available for our next event!🎉

The Noël Coward Foundation invites you to a glamorous evening of entertainment on 22 Oct at #GuildhallArGallery

It’s free to attend but numbers are limited so we encourage you to book now🎫 Check out the details and book here
👉 http://ow.ly/s4kc50GoOqw

The Noël Coward Foundation invites you to a glamorous evening of entertainment on 22 October from 6.30 PM at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery.

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09/10/2021

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Tickets now on sale for an evening of cocktails, performances and Coward at The Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibition 🍸 Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

22 October, 6.30pm | Book your free ticket to secure your place!
http://ow.ly/5eV050Gou6W

It's #SecondSaturday, which means more #FamilyFun activities at #GuildhallArtGallery. Come and join us to celebrate #Bla...
09/10/2021

It's #SecondSaturday, which means more #FamilyFun activities at #GuildhallArtGallery.

Come and join us to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth inspired by one of our favourite artworks in our collection. You will help us make a cityscape of London all in Uzo Egonu's distinctive style using building blocks and collage ✂️🖌️
#GuildhallArtGallery #FamilyFun #BHM2021

It's #SecondSaturday, which means more #FamilyFun activities at #GuildhallArtGallery.

Come and join us to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth inspired by one of our favourite artworks in our collection. You will help us make a cityscape of London all in Uzo Egonu's distinctive style using building blocks and collage ✂️🖌️
#GuildhallArtGallery #FamilyFun #BHM2021

🎉Competition time🎉Would you like to spend an exciting day out in the City? Then we recommend you keep reading...Starting...
08/10/2021

🎉Competition time🎉

Would you like to spend an exciting day out in the City? Then we recommend you keep reading...

Starting with a curator led guided tour of our #NoelCowardExhibition (exclusive merch by Rory Hutton included) before enjoying a delicious dinner for two🍜

Head to Instagram to check out the details and participate in this competition organised by One City and London Love Affair

👉https://instagram.com/p/CUxAeoNNNsY/
Noël Coward

🎉Competition time🎉

Would you like to spend an exciting day out in the City? Then we recommend you keep reading...

Starting with a curator led guided tour of our #NoelCowardExhibition (exclusive merch by Rory Hutton included) before enjoying a delicious dinner for two🍜

Head to Instagram to check out the details and participate in this competition organised by One City and London Love Affair

👉https://instagram.com/p/CUxAeoNNNsY/
Noël Coward

Our curator's pick for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK as the most dramatic artwork is...🥁In honour of the gr...
07/10/2021

Our curator's pick for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK as the most dramatic artwork is...🥁

In honour of the great Anthony Sher, this fantastic self-portrait as Richard III, “that bottled spider…”🕷️ Any thoughts?

📍 Royal Shakespeare Company
http://ow.ly/wo1E50GmNSI

Our curator's pick for this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK as the most dramatic artwork is...🥁

In honour of the great Anthony Sher, this fantastic self-portrait as Richard III, “that bottled spider…”🕷️ Any thoughts?

📍 Royal Shakespeare Company
http://ow.ly/wo1E50GmNSI

London’s Roman Amphitheatre belongs to a category of building with a very specific purpose – it was built to stage the g...
06/10/2021
Planning, Provision & Performance: Staging a Games in a Roman Amphitheatre

London’s Roman Amphitheatre belongs to a category of building with a very specific purpose – it was built to stage the games.

Apart from the structure, however, the site provides few clues as to how this was planned and facilitated.

Join this talk on 18 October by Archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane, who is one of the Education Officers at #GuildhallArtGallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre to examine the complex process of sponsoring the games.

Book here👉http://ow.ly/HI2950GiGqg

Planning, Provision and Performance: Staging a Games in a Roman Amphitheatre

Come and join us on Saturday 9th October for our Second Saturday activities! This month we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth ...
05/10/2021

Come and join us on Saturday 9th October for our Second Saturday activities!

This month we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth inspired by one of our favourite artworks in the gallery's collection.

'Tower Bridge' captures the exuberant and frenetic spirit of 1960s London and incorporates traditions from Igbo artworks. The artist, Uzo Egonu, came to Britain from Nigeria in 1948 and stayed, painting many iconic landmarks in London.

Come to the Guildhall Art Gallery to help us make a cityscape of London all in Uzo Egonu's distinctive style using building blocks and collage ✂️🖌️https://bit.ly/3nygKOz

#GuildhallArtGallery #FamilyFun #BHM2021

Come and join us on Saturday 9th October for our Second Saturday activities!

This month we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth inspired by one of our favourite artworks in the gallery's collection.

'Tower Bridge' captures the exuberant and frenetic spirit of 1960s London and incorporates traditions from Igbo artworks. The artist, Uzo Egonu, came to Britain from Nigeria in 1948 and stayed, painting many iconic landmarks in London.

Come to the Guildhall Art Gallery to help us make a cityscape of London all in Uzo Egonu's distinctive style using building blocks and collage ✂️🖌️https://bit.ly/3nygKOz

#GuildhallArtGallery #FamilyFun #BHM2021

A lifetime ago in March 2020, we were hosting an intern and contemporary artist at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine...
02/10/2021

A lifetime ago in March 2020, we were hosting an intern and contemporary artist at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art University of Oxford. They were exploring our collection of Victorian art and working with us to improve our visitor experience.

Inspired by the Gallery’s character and completed from home, Lue Campbell-Smith's print is now available in our online shop 👉 http://ow.ly/S74s50GhYQD

Purchases of this commissioned print support the Gallery's work, and help us to continue to inspire, engage and remain a space for everyone to enjoy. Visit their website for more information and to see other works 🔗http://ow.ly/n5L150GhYQC

A lifetime ago in March 2020, we were hosting an intern and contemporary artist at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art University of Oxford. They were exploring our collection of Victorian art and working with us to improve our visitor experience.

Inspired by the Gallery’s character and completed from home, Lue Campbell-Smith's print is now available in our online shop 👉 http://ow.ly/S74s50GhYQD

Purchases of this commissioned print support the Gallery's work, and help us to continue to inspire, engage and remain a space for everyone to enjoy. Visit their website for more information and to see other works 🔗http://ow.ly/n5L150GhYQC

If you enjoyed our #NoelCowardExhibition or you are yet to see it, this may be of interest to you 👀 The critically-accla...
01/10/2021

If you enjoyed our #NoelCowardExhibition or you are yet to see it, this may be of interest to you 👀

The critically-acclaimed revival of Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward with Jenifer Saunders, one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses as the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati, is back in London's West End.

Head to our Instagram if you'd like to get your tickets for Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Harold Pinter Theatre for only £20 (normally up to £72.50!)
👉 https://www.instagram.com/guildhallartlondon/

If you enjoyed our #NoelCowardExhibition or you are yet to see it, this may be of interest to you 👀

The critically-acclaimed revival of Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward with Jenifer Saunders, one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses as the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati, is back in London's West End.

Head to our Instagram if you'd like to get your tickets for Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Harold Pinter Theatre for only £20 (normally up to £72.50!)
👉 https://www.instagram.com/guildhallartlondon/

For National Sporting Heritage Day #NSHD2021 Sporting Heritage and #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK  Tom Sayers is one of ...
30/09/2021

For National Sporting Heritage Day #NSHD2021 Sporting Heritage and #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK Tom Sayers is one of the great English boxers 🥊. Nicknamed ‘The Little Wonder’, he stood at just five feet nine inches and weighed under eleven stone 📍📷 Compton Verney, Warwickshire
🔗http://ow.ly/mlwO50GiFuB

For National Sporting Heritage Day #NSHD2021 Sporting Heritage and #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK Tom Sayers is one of the great English boxers 🥊. Nicknamed ‘The Little Wonder’, he stood at just five feet nine inches and weighed under eleven stone 📍📷 Compton Verney, Warwickshire
🔗http://ow.ly/mlwO50GiFuB

We are honoured to host Keats’s copy of 'The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare', with Keats’ own handwritten poem 'B...
28/09/2021

We are honoured to host Keats’s copy of 'The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare', with Keats’ own handwritten poem 'Bright Star' in our #HeritageGallery.

Learn more about the #Keats200 bicentenary programme and visit us to see this treasure in the flesh
👉http://ow.ly/3hhh50GcOYb
Keats House Museum London Metropolitan Archives #CityOfLondon Visit the City of London

Image: ‘The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare’. London. Thomas Wilson, 1806. Keats’s copy, showing his sonnet ‘Bright Star’ written opposite ‘A Lover’s Complaint’. Image courtesy of Keats House, City of London Corporation. K/BK/01/010.

We are honoured to host Keats’s copy of 'The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare', with Keats’ own handwritten poem 'Bright Star' in our #HeritageGallery.

Learn more about the #Keats200 bicentenary programme and visit us to see this treasure in the flesh
👉http://ow.ly/3hhh50GcOYb
Keats House Museum London Metropolitan Archives #CityOfLondon Visit the City of London

Image: ‘The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare’. London. Thomas Wilson, 1806. Keats’s copy, showing his sonnet ‘Bright Star’ written opposite ‘A Lover’s Complaint’. Image courtesy of Keats House, City of London Corporation. K/BK/01/010.

Thanks to Dance International for featuring our #NoelCowardExhibition on their magazine!Remember that tickets are now av...
27/09/2021

Thanks to Dance International for featuring our #NoelCowardExhibition on their magazine!

Remember that tickets are now available for visits until 23 December 👉http://ow.ly/C0Gx50Gh0eC

📷 Photo by CBS TV / Geoffrey Johnson The Noël Coward Collection, Archive Trust Noël Coward

Thanks to Dance International for featuring our #NoelCowardExhibition on their magazine!

Remember that tickets are now available for visits until 23 December 👉http://ow.ly/C0Gx50Gh0eC

📷 Photo by CBS TV / Geoffrey Johnson The Noël Coward Collection, Archive Trust Noël Coward

#GuildhallArtGallery and the Noël Coward Foundation invite you to a Script-in-Hand Performance of 'The Rap Trap', Coward...
26/09/2021

#GuildhallArtGallery and the Noël Coward Foundation invite you to a Script-in-Hand Performance of 'The Rap Trap', Coward’s first solo attempt at playwriting, on 4th October at 7:30pm.

Tickets are free but a donation is encouraged. Please don't forget to cancel your tickets if you're unable to attend so somebody else can take your place as tickets are limited.

Find out more and book your tickets here
👉 http://ow.ly/9LuV50GfN95

We look forward to seeing you there! #NoelCowardExhibition

#GuildhallArtGallery and the Noël Coward Foundation invite you to a Script-in-Hand Performance of 'The Rap Trap', Coward’s first solo attempt at playwriting, on 4th October at 7:30pm.

Tickets are free but a donation is encouraged. Please don't forget to cancel your tickets if you're unable to attend so somebody else can take your place as tickets are limited.

Find out more and book your tickets here
👉 http://ow.ly/9LuV50GfN95

We look forward to seeing you there! #NoelCowardExhibition

Are you yet to see our #NoelCowardExhibition? 📢 We have good news! The next batch of tickets have been released on our w...
25/09/2021
Noël Coward: Art & Style

Are you yet to see our #NoelCowardExhibition? 📢 We have good news!

The next batch of tickets have been released on our website. You can now book tickets until 23rd December.

Book your free ticket here
👉https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/noelcoward
Noël Coward

Discover the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work by taking a fresh look at the world that Coward created

#Autumn is here, and in Alma-Tadema’s imagined classical world it’s time to make offerings to Bacchus for a good vintage...
23/09/2021

#Autumn is here, and in Alma-Tadema’s imagined classical world it’s time to make offerings to Bacchus for a good vintage. Cheers!
#OnlineArtExchange Art UK

📍Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (UK)
🔗http://ow.ly/U0OM50GeogR

#Autumn is here, and in Alma-Tadema’s imagined classical world it’s time to make offerings to Bacchus for a good vintage. Cheers!
#OnlineArtExchange Art UK

📍Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (UK)
🔗http://ow.ly/U0OM50GeogR

Magna Carta, the City of London’s magnificent 1297 charter, is back on display at the #HeritageGallery .  Find out more ...
22/09/2021
Magna Carta: Story of the City

Magna Carta, the City of London’s magnificent 1297 charter, is back on display at the #HeritageGallery .

Find out more about the #MagnaCarta and its special relevance to the #CityofLondon with this video
👉http://ow.ly/76t750GcNcE and remember to check out our website for more information and to book your free tickets.
🔗http://ow.ly/6IfM50GcNcF #visitthecity

Discover the story of Magna Carta in the City of London - and make sure to check out the events in London as part of the great document's 800th anniversary c...

Go behind the curtain with Brad Rosenstein and Katherine Pearce, curators of ‘Noël Coward: Art & Style’ for a special Q&...
20/09/2021
Noël Coward: Art & Style Q&A Exhibition Series - Q1

Go behind the curtain with Brad Rosenstein and Katherine Pearce, curators of ‘Noël Coward: Art & Style’ for a special Q&A series about the exhibition.

In this first video, they discuss the misconceptions around Coward's upbringing as a result of the persona he later created
👉https://youtu.be/4RfBX6MRcME

Remember that you can book your free tickets to the exhibition that celebrates the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work, on display until 23 December 2021, on our website.
#NoelCowardExhibition Noël Coward

Go behind the curtain with Brad Rosenstein and Katherine Pearce, curators of ‘Noël Coward: Art & Style’ for a special Q&A series about the exhibition.In this...

18/09/2021

Feel like a star with this #NoelCowardExhibition silk scarf designed by Rory Hutton. Paired with the right outfit you could wear this long scarf for an evening at the theatre or any upcoming social occasion.
Shop now 👉https://shop.cityoflondon.gov.uk/ Noël Coward

We were delighted to welcome members of Anything Goes Musical cast to the #NoelCowardExhibition this week. See them stri...
17/09/2021

We were delighted to welcome members of Anything Goes Musical cast to the #NoelCowardExhibition this week. See them striking a pose at our selfie wall 🤩!

Anything Goes is the must-see, 5-star musical currently performing at the Barbican Centre
Find out more👉 https://buff.ly/3hJKirt Noël Coward

For this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK Gunn’s portrait of his wife, Pauline, exudes an easy cool.We think her bl...
16/09/2021

For this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK Gunn’s portrait of his wife, Pauline, exudes an easy cool.

We think her black velvet and satin trimmed coat is fabulous!
📍Touchstones Rochdale
🔗http://ow.ly/uImu50GaxZW #ArtUk

For this week's #OnlineArtExchange with Art UK Gunn’s portrait of his wife, Pauline, exudes an easy cool.

We think her black velvet and satin trimmed coat is fabulous!
📍Touchstones Rochdale
🔗http://ow.ly/uImu50GaxZW #ArtUk

It's meant to be a beautiful day to walk around the #CityOfLondon 🌞😎 If you're nearby today,  take a glance at the curve...
15/09/2021

It's meant to be a beautiful day to walk around the #CityOfLondon 🌞😎

If you're nearby today, take a glance at the curved line of dark stone on the floor of Guildhall Yard, right at the entrance of Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre. Do you know what's hidden underneath?

Visit us to discover it! 🎫 http://ow.ly/o95o50G4OHC

14/09/2021

Step into the heart of #RomanLondon at London's Roman Amphitheatre. Come and join us on our #storytelling sessions on Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm to explore some of the artworks and artefacts in our collection, and enjoy a fun story with props told by one of our team.

Explore the families section for more information and to book your free tickets 🔗http://ow.ly/Rs3K50G3FjU #FamilyFun

13/09/2021

We're sure you've heard about Noël Coward's plays, music, acting or cabaret, but did you know that he also enjoyed painting?

Listen to Geoffrey Johnson, Coward's friend and stage manager, talking about this less known artistic side of Noël.

Remember to book your free tickets to visit our #NoelCowardExhibition here 👉http://ow.ly/3TuK50G3BP7

Join one of our guided tours for #OpenHouse today!  #GuildhallArtGallery will be open from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3p...
12/09/2021

Join one of our guided tours for #OpenHouse today! #GuildhallArtGallery will be open from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3pm) and London City Guides will be running free guided tours every 30 min from 11am.

Don't forget to book your general admission ticket and share your pics with us 👉 http://ow.ly/9BGr50G29bN
We look forward to seeing you!🙌

Join one of our guided tours for #OpenHouse today! #GuildhallArtGallery will be open from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3pm) and London City Guides will be running free guided tours every 30 min from 11am.

Don't forget to book your general admission ticket and share your pics with us 👉 http://ow.ly/9BGr50G29bN
We look forward to seeing you!🙌

It's Second Saturday today! And that means lots of fun #familyfriendly activities for you to enjoy with your loved ones ...
11/09/2021
Families and community

It's Second Saturday today! And that means lots of fun #familyfriendly activities for you to enjoy with your loved ones at #GuildhallArtGallery. Today, we explore the life and work of Noël Coward with activity leaflets to take round the exhibition, and we’ll be asking you to design and build a stage from building blocks to make a display.

Don't forget to book your tickets for the #NoelCowardExhibition as well as general admission tickets to join us
👉http://ow.ly/gtfU50G2exZ #FamilyFun Noël Coward

Visit Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre to enjoy specially designed family activities

10/09/2021

"World Class"..."Fascinating"..."Wonderful"...✨

We are proud to share how visitors described our Noël Coward exhibition on display at #GuildhallArtGallery until 23 December.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work and the glittering world that he created. Come and see by yourselves...we would love to hear what you thought of it 🤩

Free tickets here 🔗 http://ow.ly/6KTb50FXIXI #NoelCowardExhibition

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Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The new building was redesigned to incorporate the underground Roman ruins and opened in 1999. The Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre are part of the Guildhall Galleries. Facebook is a public page. Please bear this in mind when posting your comments, especially regarding personal information. Further information on the City of London Corporation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. The City of London Corporation is always happy to hear from you but please keep posts relevant. All comments will be monitored by Facebook and the City and any comments that are offensive or inappropriate will be removed. People who persistently cause conflict or offence to others will be removed and blocked from our social media pages.

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Any idea if/when the gallery will be reopening this summer?
I had come up To London In July of last year, July 2019, and, as always, visited this gallery. There was an exhibition relating to the river Thames and a the screening of a video showing the bridges over the t\hames, all illuminated. I watched it over and over, completely under the spell of this screening. The video was named Enchanted River or something like that. . One year on and ithe memory of it still fills me with wonder. If the museum still has a copy of this video, would it be possible for the museum to share it on its pages.Thank you
THOUGHT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST
picked up a leaflet about an event in August on Roman London but don't see anything here about it.
Love this place! So grateful paintings survived the blitz during WW2. My cousin, Charles Gassiot, donated a large amount of work to this museum at his death in 1909.
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