This summer, Bletchley Park will unveil a new display in one of its code breaking huts which celebrates Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series.
The new temporary exhibition, Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations will open on 25th May and run until 14th October.
With artworks celebrating Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series, as well as the most recent 007 novels written by Anthony Horowitz, the exhibition also explores how Fleming’s work in Naval Intelligence helped inspire his writing and uncovers his links to Bletchley Park.
Author Anthony Horowitz OBE will officially open the art exhibition on 22nd May, with the public opening on 25th May.
What will you see in the exhibition?
On display in Hut 12, the exhibition includes a special section presenting new research into Fleming’s connection to Bletchley Park and explores how his work in naval intelligence helped inspire the creation of the James Bond books.
The newly commissioned artworks on display have been created for a project by creative production company Eazl with a specially selected roster of emerging and mid-career artists from the UK and beyond. The pieces of art are each inspired by a specific scene, theme or character from a James Bond novel.
Participating artists include Threadneedle Prize finalists David Storey and Tomas Tichy, the Australian painter Marc Freeman, and the prize-winning illustrator Finn Dean.
The exhibition coincides with the release of the second official Bond novel by Horowitz Forever and a Day, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Trigger Mortis.
Groups are welcome at Bletchley Park and special rates are available for those with 12 or more. Lunch packages and special events can be arranged too.
Organisers can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 272673 to book a visit.
For more information, visit bletchleypark.org.uk.