What's on in London on Tuesday 17th January 2017

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


Special Events in London on Tue 17th Jan 2017

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(Tuesday, 17th Jan - Starts at 7pm)
Filmed shortly after the Joseph Fritzl case, a look at the curious world of Austrian basements.  ()
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Architecture on Film: In the Basement (18*)

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 2pm to 3:30pm)
Join the librarians to learn about the history of Guildhall Library, tour the building (including behind the scenes) and view some of the library’s treasures.  ()
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History and Treasures of Guildhall Library

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - All Day)
Explore the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination and wider social consciousness in the 19th century. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Jan)

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Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - All Day)
A hypnotic light display based on Islamic geometry in the main foyer of the Barbican. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Jan)

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Zarah Hussain: Numina

Free
The Canary Wharf estate is being lit up throughout January by a lighting display comprising angels, glowing graffiti and floating poetry. (Closing soon Fri, 27th Jan)

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Winter Lights 2017: Angel Wings and Floating Poetry

Free
A rare display of the British Museum’s collection of shadow theatre puppets from Southeast Asia. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Jan)

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Shadow puppet theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 12pm to 7pm)
The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists. (Closing soon Sat, 4th Feb)

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Harry Potter film artwork exhibition

£19

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Feb)

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Picasso Portraits

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition looks at the popular seasonal pastime of ice skating which, in London, dates back to at least the 12th century. (Closing soon Wed, 8th Feb)

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Skating on Ice

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 9am to 10pm)
An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Feb)

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Mise-en-abyme

Free
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times (Closing soon Sun, 12th Feb)

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 Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun

Free

(Tuesday, 17th Jan - 10am to 7:30pm)
This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past. (Closing soon Fri, 17th Feb)

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Regular Events on Tue 17th Jan 2017

(typically repeat most weeks)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.  ()
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Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London.
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A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.  ()
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Walking Tours of London on Tue 17th Jan 2017

Stephen Turner, the artist who occupied an egg-shaped wooden vessel for three years, opens his first exhibition about the project.  ()
London's waking nightmare of murder... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888.  ()
 

Tower Bridge Opening Times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 28th Jan at 07:30am


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