Phoebe Crompton

Phoebe is the Visual Arts and Museums intern at One Stop Arts. A Mancunian and Glasgow University graduate, she now lives in South London and will be working for the British Council during the Venice Architecture Biennale in Autumn '12. She enjoys cycling and playing the tin whistle.
Freud Museum

20 Maresfield Gardens served as Sigmund Freud's final surrogate home after fleeing the Nazi occupation in Austria in the late 1930s. Now the site of the Freud Museum, this house perfectly preserves Freud's unique work space and notorious couch.

Friday 31st August 2012 Read more...
Hunterian Museum

The legacy of 18th century surgeon John Hunter's collection, the Hunterian Musuem probes every area of human and animal anatomy, offering shelves of deeply-interesting pickled internal organs and bodily curiosities.

Thursday 30th August 2012 Read more...
From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian art and design in the 21st century

From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian Art and Design in the 21st Century seeks to do just what its title claims, using Brazilian artwork to show a different side to the country and to raise universal questions about national identity.

Friday 24th August 2012 Read more...
2 Willow Road

Rather under-appreciated in his time, Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger's personally designed family home displays all the skill and unusal subtleties of his best design work. Housing his own collection of art, including works by Henry Moore and Ernst Marx, 2 Willow Road has much to interest anyone with an interest in design.

Tuesday 21st August 2012 Read more...
Keats House

Situated in a quiet leafy corner of London, this house was where the poet John Keats wrote some of his most mature and popular works - and where he fell in love with the girl next door before his untimely gruesome death. A modest memorial to a much-read and analysed poet.

Monday 20th August 2012 Read more...
Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Outsider art by the clinically insane can offer the possibility for deep personal insight into their disturbance - and the chance to be unnerved. And Brazilian Arthur Bispo do Rosário's elaborate tapestries and sculptures showing at the V&A are intense, representing fifty years of work done in a psychiatric unit in Rio inspired by visions of blue angels.

Thursday 16th August 2012 Read more...
I HEART 3D

♥ 3D, hosted down the street in the South Kensington Christie's gallery, exhibits the usual themes of sex and strange tactile surfaces, with an intriguing edition of Michaelangelo's David, in the latest RBS exhibition of new emerging talent.

Friday 10th August 2012 Read more...
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Personal collections make for the best museum material, as you become absorbed in the subtle niches of an often over-looked area of interest. Robert Opie's collection of packaging and products is no exception. With cabinets full of bottles, toys, posters and crisp packets, this museum is an unusual reflection on social and political changes throughout twentieth century Britain.

Thursday 9th August 2012 Read more...
William Morris Gallery

Perhaps best known for his flowery Victorian wallpaper, William Morris was a deeply passionate and interesting man, leader of the Arts and Crafts movement and now justly commemorated in his childhood home in Walthamstow.

Friday 3rd August 2012 Read more...
Another London at Tate Britain

By focusing in on the people themselves, rather than the famous landmarks of Buckingham Palace or a red phone box, these photographers sensed the interest at the heart of the city, and allow a pleasant walk back onto London's post-war streets. At Tate Britain.

Friday 3rd August 2012 Read more...
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport

As the current fortnight of sport confronts us with a numbing amount of rhetoric surrounding the hosting of the games and the support of our home team, South London Gallery's latest exhibition provides some interesting perspecitve and analysis on our often voyeuristic love of competitive sport.

Thursday 2nd August 2012 Read more...
Grant Museum of Zoology

This is not your average zoological museum: there appears to be far more material to display than there is room in the Grant Museum of Zoology, so that you are met with unnerving specimens from every angle and from every cabinet. Inviting in its modesty, this collection has an extremely high concentration of interesting specimens per square meter.

Monday 30th July 2012 Read more...
The Bruce Lacey Experience

For those who are not yet acquainted with artist Bruce Lacey's electric actors and spiritual performative endeavours, the Camden Arts Centre's new retrospective is showing his life's works in all their strange glory. 

Thursday 26th July 2012 Read more...
Horniman Museum and Gardens

Away from central London's expansive museums of natural history and anthropology, the Horniman Museum and Gardens offers a unique variety of intrigue in architecture, artefacts and taxidermy for South London.

Wednesday 18th July 2012 Read more...
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeaology

With Egyptian antiquities as the ancient, yet now quite commonplace, staple of many British museums, the academic collection of Egyptian artefacts at UCL might at first glance be brushed off as relatively uninteresting. But this small museum offers a very special museum experience that cannot be beaten.

Friday 13th July 2012 Read more...
Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Ranking Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Harry Houdini and fourteen US presidents amongst its members, the three hundred year old Freemason fraternity has quite a controversial reputation to live down. A tour of their grade II listed London Lodge and museum offers an intimate look at the organisation's much speculated symbols and rituals.

Friday 13th July 2012 Read more...
Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Barbican

As the longest running film franchise of all time, James Bond, with its casinos, cars and elaborate villain headquarters is instantly recognisable, holding a firm place in popular culture. Drawing on the EON productions archives, Designing 007- Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Barbican is celebrating the massive design effort that has made James Bond such an iconic figure.

Monday 9th July 2012 Read more...
From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism

From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism is a testament to the intrigue and value of private collections. Normally housed off the beaten track in Williamstown, Western Massachusetts, and featuring works by Sisley, Monet, Renoir and Tissot, this exhibition provides an often surprising and very personal take on a well-known artistic movement.

Friday 6th July 2012 Read more...
The Garden Museum in London

The medieval church of St Mary’s serves as the final resting place of notorious 17th century gardeners and collectors, the Tradescants, and more recently their memorial: The Garden Museum. Now in possession of a huge collection of horticultural artefacts, this museum is a unique celebration of the English garden and two of its most important gardeners.

Monday 2nd July 2012 Read more...
Wellcome Collection and Library

Wellcome's collections are outstanding in their variety, a testament to his passion for the pursuit of medical knowledge, and just plain fascinating. Whilst the artefacts on display certainly cover the deeply weird and unusual aspects of human nature, they also offer some insightful glimpses into our understanding of our own physicality.

Tuesday 26th June 2012 Read more...
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