What's on in London on Thursday 2nd November 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 Thu 2nd Nov 2017

Discover the destruction of the Classical world revealed by historian Catherine Nixey.  (Southwark)
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Catherine Nixey - The Darkening Age -The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

£15.00

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 6:30pm to 8pm)
A lecture exploring the impact of Charles Le Brun – King Louis XIV on mural painters in Britain. Held in the Painted Hall.  (Greenwich)
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Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV

£5.90

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 6pm to 8pm)
In this lecture Simon Elliott will narrate a day in the life of a wide variety of Roman Londoners in the mid 2nd century AD when the city was at its height during the Roman occupation.  (City of London)
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£7

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 10:30am to 5:30pm)
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)

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Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoon

AntikBar will be exhibiting a few of their original vintage Soviet posters on their feature wall. (Closing soon Tue, 7th Nov)

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100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

Free

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 11:30am to 5:30pm)
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Nov)

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Melancholia. A Sebald Variation

£11

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - All Day)
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Free

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 10am to 5:45pm)
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)

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Plywood

Free
This small display looks at a range of European prints and other objects from the Reformation (Closing soon Thu, 23rd Nov)

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The candle is lighted Martin Luther’s legacy in print

Free

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 8:30am to 6pm)
Shining a light on stem cell and bone marrow donation from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with mixed heritage. (Closing soon Fri, 24th Nov)

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(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)

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 Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand

£6

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 11am to 4pm)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)

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Visualising the Water-Babies

Free

(Thursday, 2nd Nov - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Dec)

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Thu 2nd Nov 2017

Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 4th Nov at 05:00pm


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