What's on in London on Thursday 7th December 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 7th Dec 2017

Late opening of the museum, with christmas shopping fair, wine and workshops.
 5:30pm to 9:30pm
 
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The lighting of the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
 Starts at 6pm
 
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In celebration of their new book, the experts from Fever-Tree are bringing to you a gin & tonic pairing masterclass with a festive twist.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
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Join bestselling authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Philip Ardagh as they discuss all things Moomins.
 6:30pm to 7:15pm
 
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Hear about Christmas at Fulham Palace over the centuries, including the famous children's parties hosted by Bishop Winnington-Ingram.
 Starts at 2pm
 
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A talk on Roman Surgery with replicas and original instruments.
 Starts at 7pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Thursday, 7th Dec - 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)

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Life on the London Stage

A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)

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(Thursday, 7th Dec - 9am to 8:45pm)
Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec)

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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’

Free

(Thursday, 7th Dec - All Day)
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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(Thursday, 7th Dec - 9am to 5:15pm)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)

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Reformation

Free

(Thursday, 7th Dec - 1pm to 5pm)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)

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(Thursday, 7th Dec - 9:30am to 7:30pm)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec)

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Rattle: Barbican Music Library exhibition

Free
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Dec)

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Free

(Thursday, 7th Dec - 10am to 10pm)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)

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 Falling Shawls

Free

(Thursday, 7th Dec - 10am to 6pm)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)

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Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism

Exhibitions opening soon