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150 faces of the Tube
The Tube plays a big part in the lives of Londoners, connecting people and places across the capital. 150 Londoners share their stories in the Evening Standard with examples of the positive impact the Tube has had on their lives.
150 faces: Filipa Moura
"I was waiting for the Tube and as usual before it arrived, there was a draft. There was a long-haired guy in a white shirt and white trousers and as the breeze hit his hair, he started singing Michael Jackson "What about us?" [Earth Song], making MJ's moves exactly like in the video, as his hair and shirt waved with the wind!"
Facebook and Twitter
We are also regularly sharing fun facts, trivia and links to things being said about Tube 150 on our London Underground Facebook page.
Art on the Underground
Art on the Underground's programme in 2013 includes a major commission by artist Mark Wallinger, whose project Labyrinth brings a new artwork to each of the 270 stations on the Underground.
Labyrinth is accompanied by an exciting range of opportunities to engage further with this epic set of art works. There are public events including Tube tours and talks, alongside the Labyrinth Schools Poster Competition, an artist-led project with young people to create new artwork at three stations, and opportunities to share your Tube journeys and experiences of encountering the Labyrinth artworks on your travels.
There is also 15 for 150 - 15 leading contemporary artists have each been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create an image as a lasting visual legacy of the anniversary. These works will be available as limited edition prints and posters. Other activities include screenings of Tube-themed films from the BFI archive at Canary Wharf station and two new Tube map cover commissions.
Labyrinth is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with additional support from JCDecaux. 15 for 150 is supported by Links Signs Vitreous Enamellers.
The London Transport Museum
London Underground, in partnership with London Transport Museum, is celebrating with a range of events and activities throughout 2013. The events will explore the Tube's history and the role it will play in the future, in the lives of Londoners as well as the economy of the City and the UK.
Anniversary gifts and souvenirs on sale
An exclusive collection of gifts and souvenirs inspired by imagery of the London Underground logos and poster archive has been launched to commemorate the anniversary. The collection includes Underground Line cufflinks, Blueprint ceramics, limited edition linocut prints and posters and Metropolitan glassware. These can all be purchased online in the London Transport Museum shop.
With thanks to our sponsors Cubic Transportation Systems, Siemens, CBS Outdoor, Canary Wharf Group, Costain and Invensys and Virgin Media.