What's on in London on Wednesday 31st January 2018

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and random miscellany happening around London.


Top things to do in London on Wed 31st Jan 2018

Free

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 6:45pm to 10pm)
A food and drink themed late adults only opening at the Science Museum - expect bad beer and insects for nibbles.  (South Kensington)
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Food and Drink Lates at the Science Museum

£16.00

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 7pm to 8:30pm)
Join five researchers at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical science and technology for a glimpse at the pharmacy of the future.  (Hanover Square)
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Future pharma

£25.00

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 7pm to 8:45pm)
Watch live storytellers as they confess their own stories of free will in a special performance within the chapel of St Peter's ad Vincula.  (Tower Hill)
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 Confessions at the Tower: Free Will

£7.00

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Chloe Lamford and Tom Scutt discuss their unconventional, sometimes radical approaches stage design for theatre.  (Strand)
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 Chloe Lamford and Tom Scutt In Conversation with Ben Power

£7.50

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 2pm to 3pm)
James Evans’ Emigrants tells the story of America’s earliest settlers from England. Hear the author bring to life the stories of English emigrants and their colonisation of the New World.  (Richmond)
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Emigrants: why the English sailed to the New World

£8.00

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 7pm to 9pm)
Join independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett for an evening of discussion about her journalism in Syria, volunteering in Gaza, Palestine, and a recent visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  (Islington)
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Imperialism on trial: exposing war propaganda

£9.00

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - Starts at 7pm)
Join editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden along with author Eley Williams in a special discussion about London writing.  (City of London)
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Narrating London

Free

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 1pm to 2pm)
A talk about the use of non- visible light to see the universe.  (Barbican)
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Free

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 6pm to 7pm)
The USSR became a great European power and helped defeat Nazi Germany but had ‘October’ been saved or its foundations been destroyed?   (Barbican)
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(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 6:30pm to 8pm)
Marriage is an odd mix of sex, religion, and politics. Our speakers ask what marriage is and whether there is there any distinctive moral value in it.  (Holborn)
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(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 1pm to 1:45pm)
Antony Griffiths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, will discuss this forgotten industry and the remarkable range of its products.  (South Kensington)
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(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 2pm to 3pm)
Discover more about his remarkable life and the contribution he made to the development of modern London.  (Clerkenwell)
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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

Free
Fifty new drawings of contemporary buildings – constructed during the second half of the 20th century but in an ostensibly 'Georgian' style - will be on display for the first time. (Closing soon Sun, 11th Feb)

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£20

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 6pm)
The major exhibition brings together over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, many visiting the UK for the first time. (Closing soon Sun, 11th Feb)

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Cézanne Portraits

Free

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 5pm)
A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families. (Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb)

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£9

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 5pm)
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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A Ghost of an Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol

Free

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 6pm)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 5:45pm)
Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

The exhibition explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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£19

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 10am to 5:45pm)
Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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£16

(Wednesday, 31st Jan - 1pm to 6pm)
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 31st 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.  ()
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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.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 8th Feb at 07:45pm


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