LONDON, ENGLAND, September 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The British Museum displays a rich collection of treasures from ancient Colombia in their autumn exhibition, 'Beyond El Dorado', which begins on 17th October 2013. The exhibition which features up to 150 masterworks from the Gold Museum in Bogota, Colombia, alongside pieces from the British Museum's own collection, is one of the must-see events luring visitors to Bloomsbury this autumn and for those coming to London from outside the city there are plenty of London hotels on LondonTown.com
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Explicit exhibition 'Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese art' (3rd October 2013 - 5th January 2014) reveals some beautifully detailed and often brightly coloured paintings, prints and illustrations produced in Japan between 1600 and 1900. There's also the chance to see a rare six-fold painted Japanese screen in Women of the Pleasure Quarters, a free exhibition displaying an important late-18th century work attributed to Utagawa Toyoharu of courtesans in the brothel district of Yoshiwara.
Nearby the British Museum and dwarfed by its neighbour, The Cartoon Museum is certainly worth seeking out for its wide choice of workshops during the October half term (from 26th October until 1st November 2013). Workshops for children aged 8 to 15 include a claymation workshop, a Beano comic strip session and a morning making marvellous superheroes.
Sure to charm children and adults alike, the British Library presents 'Children's Illustrated Classics' this autumn (4th October 2013 - 26th January 2014) in a free exhibition which takes ten classic children's books from the 20th century and sees how illustrators over the years have been inspired by them.
There follows the main British Library exhibition this autumn, Georgians Revealed', which begins on 8th November 2013 and gives visitors a chance to see beyond the beautiful facades to reveal the Georgians as they really were. Chef Heston Blumenthal takes inspiration from the exhibition to host one night (on Friday 8th November) of cooking inspired by the cuisine created during the Georgian era and the mark it has made on the culinary history of Britain.
While parts of the Wellcome Collection are shut for a GBP17.5 million development project due for completion in summer 2014, the Bloomsbury venue continues to host exhibitions including 'Thinking with the Body', which gives visitors an insight into the working methods of acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor and his Random Dance group.
Staged during the run-up to the first performances of 'Atomos', a new work for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance opening at Sadler's Wells in October 2013, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the interdisciplinary research behind McGregor's working methods.
The Bloomsbury Theatre, a 535-seat performance space owned by University College London, is well known for its comedy. This autumn sees a stellar cast of comics treading the boards including Milton Jones who records the DVD of his latest tour, On The Road, at the venue on Saturday 7th September, Andy Parsons who presents I've Got a Shed on Thursday 3rd October 2013, and the creator of QI, John Lloyd, whose Saturday 5th October show is sure to be a sell-out.
Laugh in the face of blustery autumn days with a little help from the likes of rapper turned comedian Doc Brown (8th October 2013), Lee Nelson (28th and 29th October), Jason Byrne (1st and 2nd November) and Richard Sandling who has put together his Awesome Poppy Appeal Show on Sunday 3rd November 2013 featuring the likes of Phill Jupitus and Richard Herring in a show which raises funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
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