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Story of London: Pretty in pink, awesome in orange!


Date: 27 June 2009

2pm – 3.30pm

FTM and the Story of London

Throughout June London is going to be awash with activities celebrating what makes the capital so fantastic in so many ways. Run by the GLA the FTM is pleased to be putting on two events that highlight the amazing history of tailoring and the impact of colour in architecture as part of this programme.

Pretty in pink, awesome in orange!

The Fashion & Textile Museum on Bermondsey Street is one of the few buildings in London that incorporates strong, vibrant colour into its architectural design. Zandra Rhodes, founder of the museum, and herself a  pioneer of the use of flamboyant colour, approached Mexican architect  Ricardo Legorreta to transform the building from its more humble former-persona (it was a 1950s warehouse), into the amazing beacon that it  is today. 

We are delighted that Antoni Malinowski is going to join us to talk about  the use of colour in architecture. Malinowski is mainly known as an artist,  but in recent years he has created some remarkable architectural  installations in London, notably a massive painted red wall that is a key part of the  re-designed Royal Court Theatre, and the colour scheme of the Coin Street  Community Centre.

Cost: £10 (£7 concessions)

Advance booking is recommended. To book call 020 7407 8664.

www.london.gov.uk/storyoflondon

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