THE HISTORY OF LONDON THROUGH ITS ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN PART XI - The cultural life of LONDON in the second half of the 20th century

Monday, March 30, 2020 (All day)


SORRY THIS IS NOW CANCELLED--Year 12 starts on 12th October 2020   go to


London of the 21st Century is irreversibly cosmopolitan, with a mix of cultures, religions and ethnicities. From 2000, the city boomed with new and exciting buildings and for the Millennium the O2 opened, and later provided a concert and exhibition centre; and the Bankside Power Station was developed into Tate Modern, now counting about 5.8 million visitors a year.

The Docklands area continued to grow and the regeneration project extended from Tower Bridge to the Thames Estuary and was followed by more regeneration projects stretching west along the river Thames. The Eurostar moved to Stratford and  London became the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games with the main Olympic site in the Lower Lea Valley.

The Shard opened in 2013 and the area around it and London Bridge station was developed. London now has more than 40 theatres, two opera houses, and five symphony orchestras, plus an enormous number of fringe theatre companies, arts events, dance groups, musicians, stand–up comedians and performance poets.

In this, the final year of our History of London Through Its Artists & Craftsmen course we will be looking at the first two decades of this new century, but also glancing backwards at some of the artists and craftsmen that we have not yet managed to investigate and enjoy.  

Venue:   The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT                                                                                                      
Cost:    FULL DAY COURSE:  £418  for the 11 day course (coffee & biscuits included)
             MORNINGS ONLY:    £28.00 per morning (coffee & biscuits included)