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 Thu 19th Jan 2017
A screening of the pilot episode of 1970s television series Wonder Woman.
This lecture examines the use of smartphones and social media by young Syrian refugees.
Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour,
Banned for decades, Island of Lost Souls is a delirious delight, a cautionary tale of undisciplined science.
(Thursday, 19th Jan - 7pm to 8:30pm)
Author Jo Marchant will present evidence that our subjective thoughts, emotions and beliefs can have very real benefits for our health.
Jon Newman, author of the recently published River Effra, South London’s secret spine, is the guest speaker at this monthly lecture by the Norwood Society.
A talk about weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything.
Dr Amelie Saintonge shows how by observing galaxies across cosmic time, we can deduce which mechanisms are key in driving their evolution.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
Explore the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination and wider social consciousness in the 19th century. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Jan)
A hypnotic light display based on Islamic geometry in the main foyer of the Barbican. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Jan)
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)
A rare display of the British Museum’s collection of shadow theatre puppets from Southeast Asia. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Jan)
The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists. (Closing soon Sat, 4th Feb)
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Feb)
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)
An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Feb)
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times (Closing soon Sun, 12th Feb)
This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past. (Closing soon Fri, 17th Feb)
Regular Events on Thu 19th Jan 2017
(typically repeat most weeks)
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Walking Tours of London on Thu 19th 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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