Events on Wednesday, 5th Feb 2014 - What's on in London

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.


One-Off Events Happening Today Only
6:30 PM What Have You Got to Hide?
F What should be the future role of the media, if any, in holding the security services to account?
6:30 PMLecture: What is Money?...and Why Does it Matter?
F B Felix Martin will give a lecture about the nature of money and the mythologies that we build around it.
6:30 PMGreat Houses of London (Tottenham Court Road)
A talk about some of the lesser-known architectural gems of London, most of them inaccessible to the general public.
(Cost: £10)

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Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Out of Ice (Camden)
9:00 AMAn exhibition comprising environments created with ice and ice melt, constructions, films and projections of ice systems. (Ending Soon! Fri, 7th Feb)
F Foreign Bodies, Common Ground (Camden)
All DayWhat happens when you set up six artist residencies in different medical research centres throughout the world? (Ending Soon! Sun, 9th Feb)
F Toys: A Serious Business (Walthamstow)
10:00 AMAn exhibition that looks at local toy factories - Wells Brimtoy, famous for their range of tin-plate toys and Britains. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)
Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith (Camden)
10:00 AMA major new exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the untold story of Jews and football. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb) (Cost: £7.50)
Bring me laughter (Bloomsbury)
12:00 PMAn exhibition of cartoon caricatures. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb) (Cost: £5.50)
F Music Hall in London (Barbican)
All DayAn exhibition documenting the rise and decline of London’s wonderful Music Hall tradition. (Ends on Thu, 27th Feb)
F A history of Redbridge in Maps (Ilford)
10:00 AMUsing a range of beautiful maps, take a journey through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local history in this Redbridge maps exhibition (Ends on Sat, 1st Mar)
F War Games (Bethnal Green)
10:00 AMAn exhibition that explores the relationship between conflict and children's play, and the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800s (Ends on Sun, 9th Mar)
Georgians Revealed - Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain (Camden)
All DayDiscover the Georgians as they really were, through the objects that tell the stories of their lives. (Ends on Tue, 11th Mar) (Cost: £9)
Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia (Russell Square)
All DayAn exhibition about the myths of El Dorado in South America (Ends on Sun, 23rd Mar) (Cost: £10)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (South Kensington)
4:00 PMView 100 of the winning images from this year's competition, dramatically displayed on back-lit installations. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Mar) (Cost: £12)
B Castiglione: Lost Genius (Whitehall)
All DayTwo exhibitions -- the drawings by Castiglione, and modern art by current members of the Royal Academy (Ends on Wed, 26th Mar) (Cost: £9.50)
The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers
9:30 AMThis exhibition marks the 350th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers' Royal Charter from Charles II. (Ends on Fri, 28th Mar) (Cost: Free)
F Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen (Fitzrovia)
11:00 AMThis exhibition examines the golden age of Soviet film posters. (Ends on Sat, 29th Mar)
F The Factory Photographs - By David Lynch (Soho North)
11:30 AMFeaturing B&W interiors and exteriors of industrial structures, the exhibition exudes his cinematic style through dark and brooding images (Ends on Sun, 30th Mar)
F Frozen Thames: Frost Fair 1814 (Poplar)
All DayThis small display at the Museum of London Docklands includes a varied collection of original keepsakes from the 1814 frost fair, (Ends on Sun, 30th Mar)
F Airfix - Making History (The Hyde)
All DayA signature exhibition commemorating and celebrating the national institution that is Airfix. (Ends on Thu, 3rd Apr)
Turner and the Sea (Greenwich)
10:00 AMThrow yourself into Turner’s dramatic depictions of sunsets, storms and shipwrecks, (Ends on Mon, 21st Apr) (Cost: £9)
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels (Barbican)
All DayDisplayed for the first time ever, a huge collection of early 17th century jewellery discovered in 1912 (Ends on Sun, 27th Apr) (Cost: £10)
F Architecture of War (Southwark)
All DayThrough IWM’s art collection, Architecture of War presents artists’ responses to the impact of warfare on landscape and environments. (Ends on Mon, 5th May)
Collider (South Kensington)
All DayThis immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the particle physics lab. (Ends on Tue, 6th May) (Cost: £10)
MADE IN BRITAIN Walsh Trainers (Southwark)
11:00 AM‘Made in Britain’ traces the unique history of Walsh trainers, currently the only wholly British owned, designed and manufactured sports footwear bran (Ends on Sat, 17th May) (Cost: £8.80)
F The Sounds from the Park
10:00 AMThe exhibition explores what Speakers’ Corner means to those who speak, heckle and listen there. (Ends on Mon, 19th May)
F Empire Builders: 1750 - 1950 (South Kensington)
All DayShowcasing built and unbuilt projects, it looks the many faces of British architecture around the world. (Ends on Sun, 15th Jun)
F ‘This bewitching poison’: alcohol and the Royal College of Physicians (Camden)
9:00 AMFrom the ‘Gin Craze’ in the 1700s to minimum unit pricing in 2013, this exhibition will tell stories of drinking: consumption and regulation, (Ends on Fri, 27th Jun)
F When the heroes came home: World War I Exhibition (Becontree Heath)
10:00 AMA special exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. (Ends on Mon, 30th Jun)

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.