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Top events happening London today

Conflicting views shaped the numerous versions of King Kong and the Planet of the Apes films, which the lecture will use to look at evolving images of humanity.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Apes in Science Fiction

Online events / webinars

Join us and our guest, Helen de Borchgrave - author and fine art conservator, for a glimpse of life in Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow in 1984
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Restoration: An Art Restorer’s Journey through Communist Poland
This talk will explore the historical development of magical Cornwall in the cultural imagination.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The Making of Magical Cornwall with Dr Amy Hale

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Agatha Christie
An exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident: Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie
11am to 4pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Van Gough Alive
This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive “experience” based around the life and work of the Dutch artist.
Van Gough Alive
All Day
Paddington
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Quentin Blake: Gifted
Enjoy works from Quentin Blake from two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs.
Quentin Blake: Gifted
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Naturally Brilliant Colour
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
This exhibition looks at the Cold War and its effect on cultural practices in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region, which generated one of the most fertile periods in the history of Arab culture and publishing.
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
11am to 6pm
Earls Court
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction
The first major show of art by French post-war painter Olivier Debré in 44 years, bringing together some 30 oils and works on paper.
Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction
12pm to 5pm
Islington
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
10:30am to 4pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
Made in the spring of 2020, during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy, this exhibition charts the unfolding of spring, from beginning to end, and is a joyous celebration of the seasons.
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27

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Walking tours of London today

Boudica’s Rebellion, The Great Fire of London and the Blitz. London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this walk you’ll learn about the cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-27
2021-09-27

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