A couple of weeks ago we told you about the clocks going forward in the US. Well this weekend, the clocks in the UK go forward by one hour.
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Have you heard about the famous boat race that happens on the River Thames every year? Every year since 1856 (yes really!!) the rowing teams for Cambridge and Oxford universities have gone head-to-head on the river starting out in Putney and finishing in Mortlake.
When you first arrived in London and were looking through the list of all-school field trips, you may have seen the Street Art in Shoreditch walking tour originally scheduled for February 17th. Fear not – we have now rescheduled the walk for Sunday April 7th. This means the weather will (hopefully!) be a bit warmer than February and we’ll have a great time exploring East London’s incredible selection of street art…
For 27 years, London has hosted an incredible festival of queer cinema from around the globe and 2013 is no different. The British Film Institute (BFI) have just announced the 2013 programme for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – also known as LLGFF – which runs from 14-24 March. The festival features new films, old films, long films, short films, British films, American films, South Korean films, Brazilian films, Australian films… you get the picture! It is an eclectic mix of gay cinema from around the globe so delve into the programme and work out what you want to see.
As you may remember back at the start of semester, our SU London Assistant Director, Ria Bourne, had just finished off a stint volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was so inspired by this that she registered to run the 2013 London Marathon and lo-and-behold, she has been picked out of tens of thousands of applicants to be one of the lucky few who get to take on the 26-mile course!
As you may have noticed, us Londoners are a little bit obsessed with the Tube. Most of us spend many hours of our working weeks squashed into the metal carriages with hundreds (thousands?) of other commuters. We are at the mercy of the oldest public transportation system in the world and although it frustrates and annoys us at times, it also fascinates and enchants us. It is truly an engineering masterpiece so take some time to really appreciate it while you’re in London.
Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Welcome back, dear students, just in time for the US Presidential elections! Before that, however, we would like to invite you to partake in the commemoration of an event seminal in British democratic history.
The Tricycle Theatre/Cinema has been in touch to let us know that one of the highlights of the Festival season, the Jewish Film Festival starts tomorrow, Saturday 3rd November! Further details are available here !
Here at Faraday House we were thrilled to see one of our class visits recently featured on the front page of the National Gallery website. We always love to see pictures of our students out and about, enjoying themselves and learning during their time in London but to make the frontpage of the National Gallery website was truly inspiring. The photo features the Fall 2010 students taking the ETS430 – Reading Pictures, Seeing Stories class taught by Forbes Morlock and we caught up with him to find out what he was talking about that day and what’s with the black frame?
Have you heard the news? London’s famous listings magazine – Time Out – is now available completely free of charge. Previously Londoners had to pay £3.25 every week for one of the finest collections of London listings, free events and editorial features.
All that changed a few weeks ago and now you can pick up a free copy of Time Out London on Tuesday mornings outside most central London tube stations and other venues throughout London. Yes, the content has thinned out slightly, and there are a few more advertisements than there were previously but we’re all very excited about the news! Continue reading