As many CommanderBond.net visitors are no doubt aware, the ‘For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond’ exhibition, one of the events marking the centenary of Ian Fleming, will be opening in only a matter of days.
Officially beginning on Thursday, 17 April at London’s Imperial War Museum, the event will bring together both personal effects of the author and an ‘unparalleled range of Bond memorabilia’ in order to discover where the identity of the debonair spymaster and journalist ended and the fictional secret agent began.
An official website has now been set up in order to make 007 fans more aware of exactly what will be going on at the location.
In addition to the many (click here for further details) Bond-related materials from the films as well as relating to the literary 007, there will also be a series of public and family events going on throughout the year. Especially notable are:
- Young Bond – 24 May, 11am
- A chance to hear Charlie Higson, author of the acclaimed Young Bond books, talk about his popular series and the latest instalment, Hurricane Gold.
- Tickets £5
- Writing Bond – 10 June, 7pm
- Author and Times journalist Ben Macintyre chairs a panel of authors including Kate Westbrook and Charlie Higson, looking at how they each took on the legend of Fleming’s James Bond and made it their own.
- Tickets £12, concessions £10
- Thingamajigs, Gadgets and Gizmos – 24 May-1 June, 11am-4pm
- Come and join Q branch, part of the Secret Service, and help design a new series of spying gadgets to aid James Bond in his latest mission. Drop-in art activity linked to the Museums and Galleries Month theme of Ideas and Innovation.
- Bond’s Baddies – 11–31 August, 11am–4pm
- Sadistic, rich and power mad – Ian Fleming’s villains are always larger than life. Come and explore the world of Dr No, Mr Big, Blofeld, Goldfinger and many others. Drop–in art activity with a bit of dressing up!
Admission to all family events and activities is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
In addition, several of the James Bond films will be screened free of charge. The line-up includes Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. Click here for dates and further details.
For further information or to purchase tickets to the exhibition and/or accompanying events, phone 020 7416 5439 or visit the official website.
Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest details and coverage on all the Ian Fleming centenary events and James Bond-related releases.