What's on in London on Thursday 19th 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 Thu 19th Jan 2017

Free

(Thursday, 19th Jan - 6pm to 8pm)
A screening of the pilot episode of 1970s television series Wonder Woman.  ()
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This lecture examines the use of smartphones and social media by young Syrian refugees.  ()
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£10.00

(Thursday, 19th Jan - Starts at 7pm)
Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour,  ()
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Churchill, Attlee and the Generals

£10.00

(Thursday, 19th Jan - 6:30pm to 9pm)
Banned for decades, Island of Lost Souls is a delirious delight, a cautionary tale of undisciplined science.  ()
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£14.00

(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.  ()
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Cure

£3.00

(Thursday, 19th Jan - Starts at 7:30pm)
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.  ()
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£5.00

(Thursday, 19th Jan - 8pm to 9:30pm)
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.  ()
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Mass Interaction 002: The Beauty of Black Holes

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(Thursday, 19th Jan - 1:15pm to 1:55pm)
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

Free

(Thursday, 19th 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

(Thursday, 19th 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

(Thursday, 19th Jan - 4pm to 11pm)
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

(Thursday, 19th 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

(Thursday, 19th Jan - 10am to 9pm)
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

(Thursday, 19th 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

(Thursday, 19th 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

(Thursday, 19th Jan - All Day)
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
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 Thu 19th Jan 2017

(typically repeat most weeks)

A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.  ()
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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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