LONDON, February 12, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The London Transport Museum will celebrating its new Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 exhibition, London Stories, with two special events in February and March. These will be London Stories Friday Late on 14th February and London Stories Live: London Authors Tell Their Stories on 3 rd March. The Serco Prize For Illustration is a new exhibition at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden that opens on 14 th February and features 50 works of art that celebrate stories about London, fictional and real, contemporary historical. The resulting illustrations cover everything from Mary Poppins to an escaped monkey jazz band.
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The London Stories Friday Late event on Friday 14th February sees the museum staying open after hours and offering a bar, DJ, quiz and tours, as well as the launch of a brand new Museum cocktail named The Night Bus on a 2-for-1 offer. Visitors can be among the first to enjoy London Stories exhibition which features intriguing images of London narratives; from anecdotal urban myths to grand tales of historic legend, fictitious and real characters and events, all with one thing in common – some of London's fascinating stories. There will also be storytelling and workshops.
On Monday 3rd March, London Stories Live features three authors who will give short readings from their London stories. Travis Elborough's book, A London Year: 365 Days Of The City Life In Diaries, Journals And Letters is an anthology of diary entries from Tudor times to the 21st century. Hannah Velten discusses Beastly London and how animals have always been important in the story of London, while Mark Mason describes his odyssey over several hundred miles as he walked the entire length of the London Underground system – over-ground – passing every station along the way in his book, Walk The Lines. The audience will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed after the event.
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