University College London announces its 2014 Festival Of The Arts programme

Free arts festival in London’s Bloomsbury district

LONDON, 2014-5-6 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the world’s finest universities, University College London, is holding a four-day free festival of the arts this May, which includes talks, walks, musical performances and film screenings. The UCL Festival Of The Arts will be held between 27th and 30th May 2014 at various locations at the university campus in Bloomsbury, where it is close to numerous institutions such as the British Museum as well as shopping centres, parks, cinemas and restaurants. For an overview of the area, visit, the London website that also provides up-to-date information on room rates and availability at thousands of hotels in London.

The UCL Festival Of The Arts in 2014 will focus on the fascinating, unusual, and sometimes controversial objects from the university’s own collections. Highlights include Flickering, Lost, Forgotten, a walk through Bloomsbury and the West End in search of London’s lost early cinemas, and Blimey! We’re All Cockneys Now, a talk about the history of the use of the term ‘cockney’. There will also be a chance to see some of the hidden treasures from the UCL’s various libraries and museums, which include the Grant Museum of Zoology and the UCL Library. The Grant Museum of Zoology contains thousands of natural history specimens, while also worth a visit is the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for any fans of mummies and sphinxes.

Other events include a talk on 1960s cinema-going on in London and a discussion of the importance of the April 1817 performance of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera Don Giovanni, which was only performed at the King’s Theatre 30 years after its Prague debut. A variety of other high-profile speakers, lecturers and public figures are set to participate in the 30 events, all of which are free but which require pre-registration. For more details about the festival, see

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