What's on in London on Wednesday 4th October 2017

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


Top things to do in London on Wed 4th Oct 2017

Join Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan as they uncover stories of ordinary people affected by war throughout history.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Chelsea
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 War Stories with Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan

Explorer Jim McNeill of Ice Warrior interviews British polar explorer, Felicity Aston, MBE
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Picadilly
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Icons Interviewed with Felicity Aston

Leon McCarron discusses his new book The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot through the Heart of the Middle East.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Covent Garden
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An Evening with Leon McCarron

Professor John Marriott's talk questions the nature of the East End as an object of historical inquiry.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 City of London
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 8pm)
Explore why artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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 War Paint: Brushes with conflict

Free

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 8am to 5:30pm)
An exhibition on Rome - a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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A collective reflection upon the Eternal City

Free
Learn about a key moment in the history of art, when emphasis on observation and realism was born. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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Giovanni da Rimini: A 14th-Century Masterpiece Unveiled

£15.50

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 5pm)
The first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the artist, John Singer Sargent since 1918. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)

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Sargent: The Watercolours

£14

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 6pm)
While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)

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Free

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 5:30pm)
This exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ histories, experiences and lives by examining objects from around the world,  (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)

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Desire, love, identity exploring LGBTQ histories

This display highlights recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Oct)

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 recent acquisitions of works on paper by contemporary Arab artists

£10

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 6pm)
The creative encounter between artists and sitters is explored in this exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Closing soon Sun, 22nd Oct)

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£9

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - 10am to 5pm)
The exhibition explores a largely unknown and under-rated body of Dickens’s work that speaks plainly to social justice with energy and relevance—both then and now. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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Restless Shadow: Dickens the Campaigner

Free

(Wednesday, 4th Oct - All Day)
View rarely seen excavation photographs and discover the sites that were uncovered during the post-ware rebuilding of London. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)

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The Lost City of London

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 4th Oct 2017

Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river

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