What's on in London on Wednesday 8th 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 Wed 8th Nov 2017

Free

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 9:25am to 9:50am)
A notice that the emergency services will be conducting two exercises between Lambeth Bridge and Millbank Pier.  (Pimlico)
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£11.00

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 6:30pm to 8pm)
A talk about how the relationship between Number 10 and the Security Services evolved, using records from The National Archives’ collection.  (Richmond)
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Prime Ministers and spies: from Asquith to Thatcher

£11.00

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - Starts at 7pm)
There were two revolutions in Russia in 1917, hear about the second one.  (City of London)
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Free

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 2pm to 3pm)
A lecture about the overthrow of the idea of London as a "New Troy" and its origins as Roman.  (City of London)
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 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

(Wednesday, 8th 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

(Wednesday, 8th 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

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 10am to 5:30pm)
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

(Wednesday, 8th 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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Free
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

(Wednesday, 8th 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

Free

(Wednesday, 8th 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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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

(Wednesday, 8th Nov - 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)

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Walking Tours of London on Wed 8th Nov 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

07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river

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