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The Horse Hospital, London

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#218 of 255 in Museums in London
The Horse Hospital is a three tiered progressive arts venue in London providing an encompassing umbrella for the related media of art, film, fashion, literature and music.

It provides a unique and distinctive arts and artist-led environment in which the arts can flourish for the benefit of local residents, tourists, visitors and practitioners.

As the only independent arts venue of its type in the UK, there is both a duty to aim for the broadest possible access to the arts across a broad range of artistic activity and practice; and an opportunity to encourage risk, innovation and experimentation.

The building its exhibitions, and events attract over 5000 visitors per year. Eighteen years on and with a huge archive of rare films and access to a definitive wealth of underground artists, performance artists, filmmakers, alternative musicians, photographers, fashion designers, and writers who participate in its success, The Horse Hospital is now firmly established in the London arts and fashion industries.

Prestigious organisations such as the BFI, the Hayward Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Barbican Centre, the Shishedo Gallery in Tokyo, and the Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art in New York have all worked in conjunction with The Contemporary Wardrobe, The Chamber of Pop Culture and kinoKULTURE over the years giving the Horse Hospital international recognition.
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  • Went here to listen to some free poetry, the venue shows clear signs of its previous use as a stable, with large stone flags and high ceilings. A small and cheap bar. Friendly people.  more »
  • I was looking for free exhibitions on Time out and found Roger Perry and his Writing on the wall at The Horse Hospital. Although very close to the Russell Square underground station (2 minutes on foot...  more »
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  • Fascinating building that appears to have retained it's original features where horses were once treated. Ideal place for the art exhibition on St. Sebastian.
  • Iconic and under threat! Great gallery, many great events happening there. At the moment "Arrows Of Desire" until 20th of July. Many great and well known artists on the LGBT scene. BBC documentary upcoming! Curated by Manko Sebastian
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