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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Harrow College of Art
This is where Malcolm McLaren met Vivienne Westwood.
Location: Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, HA3 6RR
Description: The Harrow Weald campus of Harrow Art College here was where comedian Matt Lucas studied between 1990 & 1992 after leaving school. He studied English Literature, Theatre Studies & Media Studies A Levels plus a Maths GCSE retake. Of his time there he says
I remember when Margaret Thatcher resigned. Someone ran into the class to announce it and there was much excitement. She was an immensely unpopular figure amongst the young.
Prince Charming Adam Ant also studied here before becoming famous in Adam and the Ants.
Punk legends Vivienne Westwood and manager of the Sex Pistols Malcolm McLaren (1964) met here.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts studied Graphic Design here in 1961.