What's on in London on Thursday 9th 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 Thu 9th Nov 2017

Antonio Verrio’s arrival in England in 1672 brought shock waves that would transform British mural painting. The second of our autumn lecture series, held in the Painted Hall.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
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Helen will be talking about interviewing lecturers including David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins, accessing the RI's amazing archives and finding out about the most unusual creatures.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
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This special presentation, with live demonstrations, tells the whole story from a unique perspective.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
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Gemma Smith, Education Manager, will explore how one of Franklin’s most iconic inventions, the Lightning Rod.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
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The Speaker of the House of Commons in conversation with Professor of Politics at QMUL.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Thursday, 9th 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, 9th 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, 9th 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, 9th 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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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

(Thursday, 9th 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, 9th 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, 9th 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

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm