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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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.