What's on in London on Tuesday 1st May 2018

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


Top events in London on Tue 1st May 2018

Annual open day at the Marx Memorial Library.
 10am to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Annual event where a tall plant covered man is paraded around Deptford and Greenwich.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Deptford
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To celebrate the launch of his new book Lost Lanes West, Jack Thurston will be at Stanfords to give an illustrated talk on planning the perfect bike ride.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Covent Garden
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Photographer Mike St Maur Sheil will be explaining some of the stories behind his Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace exhibition which will be on show in the Guildhall Yard in May.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
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In this talk, Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas show how to rig an election - with the hopes that the lesson will help save democracy.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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Examination of the outlaw in medieval literature tells us much about the mentality of the medieval English mind.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Tuesday, 1st May - 11am to 5pm)
This is a selection from the photographic project tracing the route of the new Elizabeth Line across central London, recording people and places encountered along the way. (Closing soon Fri, 4th May)

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An Elizabethan Progress

Free

(Tuesday, 1st May - All Day)
Five multi-award-winning photographers – Poulomi Basu, Sam Faulkner, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson and Andrew Quilty – have documented the lives of people around the world who have been affected by blindness that could, and should, have been avoided.  (Closing soon Fri, 4th May)

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Time to See Photography Exhibition

Free

(Tuesday, 1st May - 11am to 6pm)
A display of Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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Art on the Elizabeth line

£15.50

(Tuesday, 1st May - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition brings together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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David Milne: Modern Painting

£4

(Tuesday, 1st May - 11am to 5pm)
Early Printed Fans brings together a diverse array of fans from The Fan Museum’s collections. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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Early Printed Fans

£9.90

(Tuesday, 1st May - 11am to 6pm)
Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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Free

(Tuesday, 1st May - 12pm to 6pm)
A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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TYPE

£11

(Tuesday, 1st May - 10am to 5pm)
The relationship between language and the living world is celebrated in this exhibition of poetry and illustration (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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The Lost Words

Free

(Tuesday, 1st May - 10am to 6pm)
A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

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Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

£19.70

(Tuesday, 1st May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

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Impressionists in London

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events Top events in London on Tue 1st May 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

 
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.  ()
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Walking Tours of London Top events in London on Tue 1st May 2018

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 Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm