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Labyrinth Event: Peter York in conversation with Michael Bracewell at the ICA

15th November 2013

Art on the Underground is pleased to present
The Blue Riband: Peter York in conversation with Michael Bracewell
15th November 2013

1 - 1.45pm at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

In The Blue Riband, Peter York, chronicler of London’s elites, looks at the ‘uptown top-ranking’ relationship between the grand – but still accessible via the Tube – locations of central London and humbler Londoners. Here, in conversation with Michael Bracewell, he considers how aspirant Londoners were drawn to the centre and how in the 21st Century hopeful new Londoners from practically everywhere filter through Heathrow and the outer suburbs, and end Up West, wanting to be part of it. He looks at Piccadilly, the entertainment hub of the Edwardian empire, through the eyes of that eternally resonant figure Burlington Bertie from Bow.

Peter York is one of the UK’s leading strategic researchers. A writer, author and broadcaster on social styles and trends, he writes regularly for the Independent and other broadsheets. His books include co-authoring the 80s bestseller The Sloane Ranger Handbook and Dictators’ Homes. His latest BBC documentary, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Ad-Man’, was shown on BBC2 in 2011. He is a Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts London. His latest book Jim Lee: Arrested was published in 2012.

Labyrinth events are presented by Art on the Underground in collaboration with many of London’s leading cultural organisations: Art Licks, the Foundling Museum, the Science Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, South Bank Centre and the V&A.

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