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Stag Do Number 2, April 22nd [Apr. 4th, 2012|12:35 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Some of you will have read about my plans for stag do number 1, an afternoon of beer in Sheffield.

Plans are now in place for stag do number 2, a day of culture in London.

Meet at 10:30 on April 22nd in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern on the south bank (you can find the entrance here). We'll visit various places in the immediate area (picking up lunch on the way), and find some local eatery in the evening.

Be aware that it's the same day as the London Marathon (which may disrupt travel plans for some of you) and it's a Sunday (which may also have implications for travel).

There's a Damien Hirst exhibition at Tate Modern, the Romantics and Picasso are at Tate Britain, the V+A have a thing about adventure comics, Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition is at the Natural History museum, Dickens is at the Museum of London, and the Globe has a free day of interesting stuff. All sorts of other interesting things are available to do in London. If the weather's good we may have a spell in a park somewhere (off the Marathon route) lolling around on the grass.

Ideas for other things to do in the area on the day are welcome.

Crossposted: http://www.facebook.com/events/202326073211338
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2012-04-04 01:32 pm (UTC)
That is excellent. And I have a certain budget for admission charges, for people who aren't so covered.
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[User Picture]From: lproven
2012-04-04 05:34 pm (UTC)
Is the Tate Modern no longer free? It used to be in the early years, when I went quite a few times...
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2012-04-04 05:38 pm (UTC)
The Tate Modern as a whole is free, but there are certain exhibitions therein for which an extra charge applies (unless you're a member or their plus-one). The Damien Hirst is, I imagine, such an exhibition.
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[User Picture]From: lproven
2012-04-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
OIC!

"How very stupid of me not to have thought of that," if I may be excused one of my favourite quotes from a man of science.

I may pass on the Hirst bit, then - I find him egregious and tasteless & I have paid to see one of his exhibitions once before, in Oslo at Astrud Fearnley Museet (IIRC.) But I'll meet you there & join you when you come out. Not been to the TM in 6-7y or more, I suspect.

All the rest sounds good, too!
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[User Picture]From: lproven
2012-04-04 05:45 pm (UTC)
This also leads me to wonder how the /hell/ I remember the name of a private art gallery in Norway I visited once on a whim, but I can't remember daily stuff I need on a routine basis without putting it in my phone.
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