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Top events in London Today

An evening highlighting and celebrating the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ spaces featured in the new book, Queer Spaces by RIBA Publishing.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Regent Street
Be ready for some mind-bending magic and deceptions as magician and historian Ian Keable details some of the biggest hoaxes of the 18th century.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Camden
 The Hoax: The 18th Century's Most Intriguing Deceptions
Drawing on decades of observing our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, world-renowned primatologist and New York Times bestselling author Frans de Waal explores what we know of biological sex differences and of the role of culture and socialisation.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Different: What apes can teach us about gender

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

True is The Dream
The exhibition explores the photography of Derek D’Souza, who has captured glimpses of one of Britain’s most revered groups - and frontman Paul Weller - over 4 decades.
True is The Dream
9:30am to 5:30pm
Barbican
Closing soon Mon, 16th May
2022-01-14
2022-05-16
Drifting Terrain
An exhibition featuring recent and newly-commissioned works by UK-based artists, Euphrosyne Andrews, Nia Fekri and Seungwon Jung.
Drifting Terrain
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 20th May
2022-03-18
2022-05-20
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
Joanna Hiffernan’s relationship with Whistler ran deeper than artist and muse. In this exhibition explore her life and role as a friend, model, lover and collaborator.
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 22nd May
2022-02-26
2022-05-22
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
Sweet Harmony looks at a significant five-year period in UK dance music history and the previously undocumented contribution that young people living and working in the London Borough of Waltham Forest made to it.
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
10am to 5pm
Walthamstow
Closing soon Wed, 25th May
2021-11-25
2022-05-25
Preserving the World’s Sacred Crafts
This exhibition celebrates The Prince’s Foundation’s history, principles, aims, projects and education programmes, with a particular focus on the work being done by the charity to champion and preserve heritage craft skills.
Preserving the World’s Sacred Crafts
11am to 4pm
Sloane Square
Closing soon Fri, 27th May
2022-05-09
2022-05-27
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement
An exhibition of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith.
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement
11am to 4pm
Hammersmith
Closing soon Sat, 28th May
2021-08-12
2022-05-28
Everlyn Nicodemus
A major solo exhibition of African diaspora artist Everlyn Nicodemus.
Everlyn Nicodemus
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 28th May
2022-04-12
2022-05-28
See Them Richards? Paintings by Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)
An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and sculptures by the multi-talented Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves).
See Them Richards? Paintings by Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)
10am to 6pm
Hammersmith
Closing soon Sat, 28th May
2022-05-13
2022-05-28
Light and Shadow
An exhibition by Yoon Hyup, known for his vibrant use of lines and dots to create minimalistic and abstract city scape paintings.
Light and Shadow
11am to 6pm
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 29th May
2022-03-11
2022-05-29
Radio Ballads
Radio Ballads presents new film commissions alongside paintings, drawings and contextual materials that share the stories learned in social care work.
Radio Ballads
10am to 6pm
Paddington
Closing soon Sun, 29th May
2022-03-31
2022-05-29

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
2022-05-23
2022-05-23

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