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The statues in situ on the Strand before 1937 (CON_B07186_F003_009)

Repost from Courtauld Digital Media: Epstein’s Strand Statues

Editors’ note: The Strandlines editors are always scouring for news and research about the Strand area. Below we’re delighted to be sharing an extract from ‘The Strand Statues’, a piece by Leonora Monson, a Courtauld Connects Digitisation Placement student. Thank you to the Courtauld Digitisation team for allowing us to share. The Courtauld Connects Digitisation project – part-funded by the ...
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Protected: Coming soon: Introducing Motherland to Fatherland

Editor's Note: Motherland to Fatherland, an immersive and multi-media exhibition, is set to open at the India Club at 143, Strand, on the 29th March 2020, 5pm to 9pm. Strandlines invited the project's creator, Shrutika Jain, to explain how the project came about, and to give an insight into the stories the exhibition will explore. What is Motherland to Fatherland ...
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Protected: Coming soon: Humans of the Strand: Jonathan Sisson (1692 – 1749)

Jonathan Sisson established a scientific instrument making business at the corner of Beaufort Buildings in the Strand, London. The attic rooms included an observatory, the exterior visible in a drawing made in c.1765 by the freemason Thomas Sandby.[1] Sandby was architect of the first Freemasons’ Hall on Great Queen Street, which was completed in 1766, and served for many years ...
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Oyster mushrooms, photograph courtesy of Edible Utopia.

An Edible Utopia under your feet: rhubarb, mushrooms, and more

“Have you been down here before?” Jane asks me, jangling a huge bunch of keys. Having met at the entrance to Somerset House, we’ve traversed the courtyard, and, thrillingly, gone through a gate usually locked for visitors. Descending stone steps, the roar of the fountains, tourists’ chatter, and the rumble from the Strand is replaced by the industrial hum of ...
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Detail: Design of the Strand, E Maxwell Fry. CON_B04814_F006_001. The Courtauld Institute of Art. CC-BY-NC.

Repost from Courtauld Digital Media: Visions of London

Editors' note: The Strandlines editors are always scouring for news and research about the Strand area. Below we’re delighted to be sharing an extract of 'Visions of London', a piece by Hannah Wilson, a Courtauld Connects Digitisation placement student. Thank you to the Courtauld Digitisation team for allowing us to share a snippet of Hannah's longer post. The Courtauld Connects ...
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Lost buildings of the Strand

Aisha's 'Lost Buildings of the Strand' collection on Layers of London. Editor's note: below you can find teasers of Aisha Brady's research for her Layers of London collection 'Lost Buildings of the Strand'. Aisha researched this collection (and many more!) as a Layers of London and Strandlines collaborative volunteer. We are currently recruiting for more volunteers, apply by 7 February ...
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Can you volunteer for Strandlines and Layers of London?

If you're reading this on our website, we hope that you already know that Strandlines collects and shares histories and stories of this most central of London's streets. Why not browse some of our existing 'strands' to see what our contributors have preserved so far? Aldwych and the eastern edge of the Strand on the 1520 Tudor Map, courtesy the ...
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A short history of Great Queen Street

Great Queen Street, 1817, drawing by Bartholomew Howlett (1767-1827). Via Collage, London Picture Archive, catalogue number p5442553. Laid out around the time of construction of Covent Garden and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Great Queen Street, just to the North East of Covent Garden, was the third step of the quest for homogeneity that seventeenth-century London then wished to pursue. Following the ...
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Untitled Poem

Photograph and poem by Godelieve De Bree   *   12:26 I start, step onto the assigned street am struck by neon nails brought up to split of the lip then the orbs of sandwich in the cheeks of a crouching man, scornful of the city, he swallows. Conscious that every motion renders reality into oblivion behind me, I advance, ...
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