What's on in London on Friday 19th January 2018

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Top things to do in London on Fri 19th Jan 2018

Large installations of lighting displays across central London.
 Starts at 4pm
 
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Lumiere London

There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language and linguistic expert David Crystal is here to set the record straight.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
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David Crystal: Sounds Appealing

A show offering traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets and boys toys.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
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London Model Engineering Exhibition 2018

Nigel Spivey explores the problem by tracing the fortunes of an image of heroic death at Troy to modern photojournalism.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
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Meet Charlotte Johnson, Assistant Curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork and Glass Department at the V&A.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Friday, 19th Jan - 9am to 5pm)
This exhibition celebrates outstanding women in medicine, past and present. (Closing soon Fri, 19th Jan)

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Women in medicine: A celebration

Free

(Friday, 19th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound. (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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(Un) Common Currency

£8.25

(Friday, 19th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
The first major exhibition of production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen

£7

(Friday, 19th Jan - 10am to 5:30pm)
An exhibition of portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

Free

(Friday, 19th Jan - 5pm to 10pm)
An exhibition of light installations and interactive art throughout Canary Wharf. (Closing soon Sat, 27th Jan)

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Winter Lights Festival

£16

(Friday, 19th Jan - 10am to 10pm)
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)

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 Basquiat Boom for Real

£10

(Friday, 19th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
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)

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£15.50

(Friday, 19th Jan - All Day)
An exhibition showing off the wide range of works by an artist more famous for inventing the Moomins. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)

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Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

Free
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)

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A new temporary exhibition at The Wiener Library exploring the topic of Nazi occupation in the Channel Islands (Closing soon Fri, 9th Feb)

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On British Soil: Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands

Exhibitions opening soon


 

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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