What's on in London on Thursday 26th 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 26th Jan 2017

Free
Nick Clegg will be in conversation with Professor Philip Cowley of QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.  ()
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In Conversation at the Mile End Institute: Nick Clegg MP

Free

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 2pm to 3pm)
Join Assistant Librarian & Keeper of the Lloyd’s Marine Collection Jeanie Smith to explore tales of ships and shipwrecks using the resources in this historic collection.  ()
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Workshop: The Lloyd’s Marine Collection

Free
Join Professor Julienne Stroeve as she discusses the transforming of the Arctic Ocean
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In January 1917, the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, sent his notorious - almost unbelievable - telegram, inviting Mexico to invade the United States.   ()
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The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence and America’s entry into the First World War

Free

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 6:30pm to 8pm)
A talk about the works that were undertaken to strengthen the Hammersmith flyover after problems were found in it.  ()
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Strengthening the Hammersmith Flyover

£4.40

(Thursday, 26th Jan - Starts at 7:45pm)
Oxford anthropologist Prof Sondra L Hausner looks at the historical practices of sex work, the relation of the Church to these professions, and their representation in the present,  ()
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£9.50

(Thursday, 26th Jan - Starts at 8:45pm)
A screening of the cult manga movie, followed by a 10 minute short early computer film.  ()
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Industrial Light and Magic: Ghost in the Shell + Lapis

£8
Drawing on the extensive archival research undertaken for his new biography, Reagan: American Icon, Iwan Morgan examines Ronald Reagan's presidential leadership.  ()
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Ronald Reagan : Pragmatic Conservative in the White House

£8

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 6:30am to 8am)
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, authors of the Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups, guddle in the publisher’s vaults in search of fabulous facial hair.  ()
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The Finest Beards in the Ladybird Archive

£6

(Thursday, 26th Jan - Starts at 6:30pm)
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Art Deco with Ian McInnes.  ()
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A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Art Deco

£12

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 6:45pm to 10:30pm)
An evening of debates, talks and workshops, as well as a bar, live music and the Museum’s special Designology exhibition.  ()
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£10

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 7:30pm to 9pm)
Daniel Raven-Ellison will be talking about why he believes London should be established as the world's first National Park City.
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The Fight For Beauty: Our Path to a Better Future

Free

(Thursday, 26th Jan - Starts at 12:30pm)
This talk will look closely at the graffiti from the absolutist conscientious objector.  ()
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Thursday, 26th 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, 26th 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

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 10am to 9pm)
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

(Thursday, 26th 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

(Thursday, 26th 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

(Thursday, 26th Jan - All Day)
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times

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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.

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Free

(Thursday, 26th 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

Free

(Thursday, 26th Jan - 10am to 5pm)
This artwork is a materialisation of the paranoid delusion of James Tilly Matthews, a Bethlem patient of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Regular Events on Thu 26th 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 26th 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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