What's on in London on Thursday 23rd 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 23rd Nov 2017

One day display of items from the Sainsbury's archive.
 11am to 4pm
 
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Quality perfect, prices lower: a history of Sainsbury’s

Introduction and screening of The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971).
 Starts at 7pm
 
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Dr Bettany Hughes will deliver this year's Candida Lycett Green Lecture, on the city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
 Starts at 7pm
 
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The Tale of Three Spiritual Cities

This is the never-before-told story of the world’s most comprehensive mapping endeavour and, arguably, the world’s most intriguing maps.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
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The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

Martin Sugarman and Stephanie Maltman will be discussing the challenges they faced and telling stories, including one about the only George Cross won in the London Fire Brigade by a Jewish man.
 6pm to 8pm
 
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Jews in the Fire Service in WW2

A talk about the making of old death masks of the faces of people who have just died.
 Starts at 7pm
 
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Death Masks and Funerary Masks. A talk by Nick Reynolds

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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)

2017-11-23

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)

2017-11-23

 Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand

£6

(1511654400 - 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

Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)

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Oxford House Nexus, An exhibition by Sarah-Jane Field, Keith Greenough and John Umney

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)

2017-11-23

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)

2017-11-23

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Free

(1512604800 - 9:30am to 7:30pm)
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I. (Closing soon Thu, 7th Dec)

2017-11-23

Life on the London Stage

Exhibitions opening soon