What's on in London on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Oct 2017

Matthew Green explores how veterans have struggled to adapt to post-war life, examining some of the ways in which we can better support those suffering from psychological injury.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Beckenham
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For some reason, there will be a fireworks display centred on the O2 InterContinental Hotel in North Greenwich.
 6:25pm to 7:05pm
 
 Greenwich
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Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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London Sewing Machine Museum Open Day

In this special afternoon event, Mark Dunton will talk about Radio Caroline, one of the most famous pirate radio stations of the era,
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Richmond
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Pirates, pop and protest

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 7th Oct - 10am to 5:30pm)
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

(Saturday, 7th Oct - 10am to 5pm)
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

(Saturday, 7th 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

(Saturday, 7th 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

(Saturday, 7th 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
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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Free

(Saturday, 7th Oct - 10am to 5pm)
A showcase of projects which demonstrate lessons learnt in adapting and reconfiguring London’s terraces in an ever growing city. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Oct)

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Town-House

£9

(Saturday, 7th 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

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sat 7th Oct 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
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How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
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Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 7th Oct 2017

Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
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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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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

09:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
10:10amPaddle Steamer WaverleyDown river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer WaverleyUp river
07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river

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