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Top things to do in London on Wed 17th Jan 2018
What should we be free to express about ourselves, other people, their religions, sexual orientations or views?
6:30pm to 8pm
Arne Westad and Michael Cox discuss the truly global nature of the Cold War, with East and West demanding absolute allegiance around the world.
6:30pm to 8pm
Speakers discuss the political and ethical issues around culture in war zones.
6:30pm to 8pm
Artist in Residence Neil Brownsword will discuss the ceramics industry of his native Staffordshire
1pm to 1:45pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
This exhibition celebrates outstanding women in medicine, past and present. (Closing soon Fri, 19th Jan)
Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound. (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
The first major exhibition of production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
An exhibition of portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
An exhibition of light installations and interactive art throughout Canary Wharf. (Closing soon Sat, 27th Jan)
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative design from the past year. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)
An exhibition showing off the wide range of works by an artist more famous for inventing the Moomins. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)
This exhibition uses art, archaeology, and modern material culture to explore how seduction, sensuality, and sex have been represented through time. (Closing soon Tue, 30th Jan)
A new temporary exhibition at The Wiener Library exploring the topic of Nazi occupation in the Channel Islands (Closing soon Fri, 9th Feb)
Exhibitions opening soon
Walking Tours of London on Wed 17th Jan 2018
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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.
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 20th Jan at 07:30am
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