What's on in London on Wednesday 8th November 2017

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


Top things to do in London on Wed 8th Nov 2017

There were two revolutions in Russia in 1917, hear about the second one.
 Starts at 7pm
 
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A talk about how the relationship between Number 10 and the Security Services evolved, using records from The National Archives’ collection.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
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Prime Ministers and spies: from Asquith to Thatcher

A lecture about the overthrow of the idea of London as a "New Troy" and its origins as Roman.
 2pm to 3pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(1510272000 - 11:30am to 7:30pm)
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Nov)

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Melancholia. A Sebald Variation

£11

(1510444800 - 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

(1510444800 - 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

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

(1511481600 - 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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The exhibition features individual and collaborative artworks curated into themed story boxes. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Nov)

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Storybox: Tales of Absence, ‘What ifs’ and Salvation

Free

(1511654400 - 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

Free

(1512086400 - 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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Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)

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WRNS Untold Stories: The Women’s Royal Naval Service at Greenwich

£12

(1512432000 - 10am to 5:30pm)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Wed 8th Nov 2017

(usually repeat most weeks)

 
This week marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), a pogrom against Jewish people in Germany launched by the Nazis  ()
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Walking Tours of London on Wed 8th Nov 2017

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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