ZSL Arts & Culture
The ZSL Arts & Culture Programme engages with the cultural elements of ZSL's 186 year heritage.
Art Courses at ZSL London Zoo
ZSL run a variety of art courses at London Zoo throughout the year. Our courses have been specifically designed to immerse and educate you in an enjoyable and relaxed setting, helping you get the most out of your new learned skills whilst discovering all about the natural world.
Our courses are run by professional tutors, each an expert in their own field. We supply art materials and storage, and you’ll get exclusive access to our world famous Zoo, Keepers and Conservationists, and even a chance to exhibit your work at the Zoo!
So what are you waiting for...click on the link below to find the course that’s right for you.
Writers' Talks at ZSL London Zoo
ZSL presents a series of Writers Talks held within the animal houses of ZSL London Zoo.
ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about animals in different venues across ZSL London Zoo. In the animal’s presence, the writer responds to it imaginatively and the ZSL zoologist talks about its ecology and conservation.
The audience will be able to ask questions of author and zoologists, and have books signed over a glass of wine.
Tues 14th May: Jo Shapcott on Slender Loris in Rainforest Life
Tues 11th June: Helen Dunmore on Sumatran Tiger in Tiger Territory
Thurs June 20th: Glyn Maxwell on Mallorcan midwife toad in Amphibians (in the Reptile House)
Tue July 16th: Ruth Padel on hummingbird, bleeding heart dove and amethyst starling in the Blackburn Pavilion
Tue 27th Aug: Mark Haddon on Galapagos Tortoises in Giants & Dragons
Tue 17th Sept: Andrew O'Hagan on Asian tapir next to Tiger Territory.
ZSL Artists in Focus
Artists currently working on projects with ZSL
Illustrator David Ryan Robinson
Whipsnade Art Society
For conservation and the natural world with the aim of encouraging artists and art enthusiasts to discover the wonders ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
ZSL Art in Action
ZSL's Art in Action demonstrates how art plays a dynamic role in conservation.
We believe in engaging with artists as a creative approach to influence and educate all areas of society, and to drive social change.
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ZSL History & Architecture
ZSL's Art Deco Berthold Lubetkin’s Penguin Pool 1934 listed Grade I
ZSL, founded in 1826, has a long and fascinating history.
Many leading architects have contributed to the built environment of the Zoo, creating a collection of buildings that includes two Grade I and eight Grade II listed structures.
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ZSL Architectural Tour available from July 2013