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Ephemera Society Summer & Winter Fairs 2020

2020 ephemera summer fair

A window into the past for both the curious and the collector — find rare, unusual and historic paper items, priced from £2 to over £2000. A huge range of ephemera will be on display. The fairs will be on for one day only so make a note in your diary.

  • Sundays · 31 May & 6 December 2020
  • Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
  • Coram Street
  • London WC1N 1HT
  • United Kingdom
  • All are welcome · Entry £3 · 11am - 4pm
  • Members from 10am with membership card
  • www.ephemera-society.org.uk/

 

 

 

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

15 February – 26 May 2020

Jules Cheret poster This exhibition will bring the sights and sounds of Lautrec’s thrilling Bohemian Paris to life. The exhibition will revisit the ‘street art’ of the era showcasing over 80 works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Steinlen and more.

Bright, bold, and found everywhere along the boulevards of fin-de-siècle Paris, the colour poster was a brilliant fusion of art and commerce.

It advertised cigarette papers and milk, immortalized stage stars and bohemian cabarets, and won the adoration of passersby and art collectors alike.

As pedestrians encountered these lively posters posted on the Parisian boulevards, the pulse of modern life seemed to beat faster, inciting them to acquire the prints– by buying and selling special editions or stealthily removing them from walls and kiosks.

Image: Jules Chéret, Moulin Rouge, Paris-Cancan, 1890. Photo © Musée d’Ixelles-Bruxelles / Courtesy of Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

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  • Victoria Art Gallery
  • Bridge Street
  • Bath
  • Somerset, BA2 4AT
  • UK
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325 years, 325 objects

Until 15 June 2020

An exhibition celebrating the Bank of England’s 325th anniversary through 325 objects featuring some notable ephemera.

Counterfeit bank note from 1857.

From Roman relics to a nuclear fall-out calculator from the Cold War, the exhibition features a variety of fascinating artefacts to celebrate the Bank's 325th anniversary, the objects explore how money and the way we pay for things has transformed since the Bank of England was established in 1694.

  • Bank of England Museum
  • Bartholomew Lane
  • London EC2R 8AH
  • UK
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  • Image: Counterfeit bank note from 1857. © 2019 Bank of England

 

Exhibition poster

Art Deco By The Sea

Until 14 June 2020

This beautiful and exciting show will include around 120 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glass and textiles, drawn from both public and private collections across the UK.

Image: detail from poster by Septimus Edwin Scott, ‘New Brighton and Wallasey’, 1923–1947, London Midland and Scottish Railway company. Courtesy National Railway Museum, York

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  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
  • University of East Anglia
  • Norwich
  • Norfolk NR4 7TJ
  • UK
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