L.Corenelissen & Son Has Been trading in London since 1855 and as their website puts it …”Cornelissen is known throughtout the world as a specialist niche supplier of art materials from premises that 19th Century Apothecary would recognise.”
Listen to Bloomsbury Artist Nick Pankhurst paints an oil on canvas picture
This is a place for open minded people to step back and think intelligently about why work is so unfulfilling, why it’s hard to stay calm, what one could do to change the world for the better. Events range from How To Spend Time Alone to DIY Opera In A Day to How To Have Better Conversations.
Listen to a conversation with all the words removed
Our head office is based in Bloomsbury which is one of the reasons we were asked to partake in this festival. Listen card’s first release is an audio postcard. A 5 minute sonic adventure through London. Look out for it at all forward thinking shops including Rough Trade East, Tate modern, The Design Museum and Bloomsbury’s very own British Museum to name a few.
Situated on the top two floors overlooking Clerkenwell the 4th floor has been hidden away on the fringes of Bloomsbury for 2 decades. With it’s own brand of hair products and a talented group of hair stylists all nurtured by Richard Stepney, it is a unique and peaceful space.
Possibly one of the smallest shops in Bloomsbury and maybe one of the most successful. This bustling coffee bar stands tall amongst London’s generation of Barista’s making some of the finest cups of coffee in London.
Set up by Arthur Potts Dawson, this co-operative venture has been set up as an alternative to the big Supermarkets. All the staff are volunteers which also means they co own the business and get a discount off their shopping bill. It’s a business about the people for the people by the people.
RADA was established in 1904 offering training for actors, directors, designers and technicians. Keeping the traditions strong and developing along with the ever changing world of technology, the Academy is a global ambassador for the traditions of theatrical knowledge.
STWTS 12 - James Smith & Sons - The Umbrella Shop. The business in umbrellas has always thrived - perhaps because of the English weather. Apart from being the leading umbrella company for 170 years and the first name in sticks and canes, the shop on New Oxford Street is a legend in itself. It is a perfect example of Victorian shop front design and has remained virtually unaltered in 140 years.
A sound recording of The Polyphon (a type of over sized wind up music box) from The Lamb Public House. A grade 2 listed building built circa 1729 with the original snob screens popular in the 1890’s. Named after William Lamb who in 1577 brought clean water to the area of Holborn. If you visit the Lamb public house and donate some coins to their nominated charity they will wind it up for you.