Things to do outside London in May 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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To mark its 75th anniversary, Tim Bean reveals the story behind one of Britain's greatest battles.
 2:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
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Imphal and Kohima, 1944
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
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Monthly Depot Discovery tours
Join Friends of Tottenham Marshes bee keepers and explore the work of honey bees as hives are opened for inspection.
 2pm to :
 
 Tottenham
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Inside a Beehive

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Villain’s stunning graphic and print work celebrates Polari, whilst playfully subverting Pop Art and the comic book and superhero genre, and asks us to imagine a past where homosexuality was never criminalised.
Fantabuloso!
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closes today
2019-04-20
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The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.
Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closes tomorrow
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This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.
A Pirate’s Life for Me
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Mon, 22nd Apr
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The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the collections of museums and galleries.
John Ruskin - The Power of Seeing
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Mon, 22nd Apr
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An display of photographs by a Victorian eccentric -- very "steampunk".
The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric
event time 12pm to 5:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
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From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.
Visions and Visionaries
event time 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Apr
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This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Mon, 29th Apr
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The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.
The Lore of the Land
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Tue, 30th Apr
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Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places.
Unclaimed - The Liminal Space
event time 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Fri, 3rd May
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Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, the exhibition celebrates ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sat, 4th May
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Walking tours of London today

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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