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17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The home of radical art in the middle of London.
Location: The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
Description: The Institute of Contemporary Arts (The ICA) is an artistic and cultural centre on The Mall featuring galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a bar.
Founded in 1946, the ICA is a membership institute that promotes and encourages an understanding of radical art and culture via a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, talks and events.
Adam and the Ants played in the restaurant in their first ever gig by pretending to be a country band in 1977. After one song they pulled the plug,and they reconvened in the theatre next door.