Hooray! Edith Bowman will be interviewing Bond composer David Arnold and lyricist Don Black at the London Film Museum‘s ‘Bond in Motion‘ exhibition on Tuesday 20 March 2018. The evening will start with a Bollinger champagne reception at 6.30pm and the event will finish at 8pm. Tickets (£49) are available from the 007 website.
Venue and travel details below.
“Bowman will be talking to Black and Arnold about the songwriting process and the inspiration for their songs.
Award-winning lyricist, Black has written over a hundred songs for motion pictures including a quintet of James Bond theme songs – Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, ‘Surrender’ from Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough.
A fan of the James Bond film series and its music from an early age, Arnold is best known for scoring Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
A huge movie fan and respected film presenter, broadcaster Edith Bowman has hosted TV and radio shows across all the major networks. She has her own successful podcast, Soundtracking, which explores the relationship between film and music.” Source: 007
Venue: London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BN [Google Map]
Info taken from LFF’s page.
The nearest train station is Charing Cross. Also Waterloo Station is located approximately a 15 minute walk away over Waterloo Bridge.
The nearest tube stations are:
– Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines)
– Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Line)
– Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
The nearest bus route is the RV1 that stops on Russell Street approximately one minute away from the museum (Stop ID 51813). Other bus routes that stop within a short walking distance of the museum include: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 38, 55, 59, 69, 73, 77A, 91, 98, 134, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 242, 243, 34 and X68.
Curiously they don’t mention the nearest pier which would seem to be the most James Bond way of getting to any event, on one of the whizzy Thames Clippers ferries, but Embankment Pier would be the best one (exit, walk through Embankment tube station, up Villiers Street to Strand and turn right (Charing Cross station would be on your left as you approach Strand) walking along Strand towards Aldwych until you reach Wellington Street on the left.
The last boat from Embankment going to Greenwich and Woolwich is 2328.
Waterloo (London Eye) pier is a bit more of a walk and you have to get across the bridge too, I’d stick with Embankment.