What's on in London on Tuesday 24th 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 24th Jan 2017

Free

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 2pm to 3pm)
This talk offers a light-hearted exploration of contemporary attitudes towards the Royal Navy and the British sailor, using the postcard artwork of Donald McGill; the “King of the Saucy Seaside Postcard”.  ()
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Donald's navy

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(Tuesday, 24th Jan - Starts at 7:30pm)
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!   ()
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£8

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 7pm to 9pm)
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid.  ()
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(Tuesday, 24th Jan - Starts at 7:30pm)
A talk about one of the top comedians of the 20th century, Max Wall.  ()
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Max Wall and Me!

£12

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 7pm to 8:30pm)
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls.  ()
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My Old Man: Sir John Major in Conversation

A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified  ()
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What's on in London today | What's on tomorrow | What's on this weekend

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Tuesday, 24th 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, 24th Jan - 12pm to 7pm)
The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists.

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Harry Potter film artwork exhibition

£19

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers.

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Picasso Portraits

Free

(Tuesday, 24th 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.

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Skating on Ice

Free

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 9am to 10pm)
An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture.

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Mise-en-abyme

Free
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times

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 Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun

Free

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 10am to 7:30pm)
This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past.

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Free

(Tuesday, 24th Jan - 11am to 7pm)
An exhibition of Soho's seedy adult art and film by the street artist, Shuby.

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This Is The Spot

 

Regular Events on Tue 24th 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 24th 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 Fri 9th Jun at 03:30pm


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