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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
Byam Shaw School of Art
The influential art school that James Dyson studied at.
Location: 70 Campden Street, Kensington
Description: The Byam Shaw School of Art was an independent art school in that specialised in fine art and offered foundation and degree level courses.
It was founded in 1910 by John Liston Byam Shaw and Rex Vicat Cole and in 2003 it was absorbed by Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
Many artists studied here including Winifred Nicholson, Bernard Dunstan, Yinka Shonibare, Mona Hatoum, Evie Hone, Blair Hughes-Stanton, the actor John Standing and Clash musician Paul Simonon.
Inventor James Dyson met his future wife Deirdre here - she was offered a free place by Maurice de Sausmarez here in exchange for secretarial duties.