IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
Newport Street Gallery
This is Damien Hirst's purpose built art gallery.
Location: Newport Street, Vauxhall, SE11 6AJ
Description: Newly renovated (and Designed by architects Caruso St John) in 2016 this gorgeous gallery presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirsts art collection.
Spanning 37,000 square feet across six exhibition spaces, exhibitions vary between solo and group shows and admission to the gallery is free.
The construction of Newport Street Gallery involved the conversion of three listed buildings, which were purpose-built in 1913 to serve as scenery painting studios for the booming Victorian theatre industry in London's West End.