What's on in London on Wednesday 2nd May 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 2nd May 2018

Author and zoologist Jack Ashby will be talking about the unnatural nature of natural history museums.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Southwark
2018-05-02
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Jack Ashby: The unnatural nature of natural history museums

Learn more about the libraries, fire stations, health centres, town halls and police stations which have been making a distinctive contribution to the streetscapes of Britain since 1914.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-05-02
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A Celebration of the Architecture of Public Service

Contributors to The Guardian Weatherwatch column reflect on these aberrant and sometimes bizarre episodes.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2018-05-02
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Freak Weather in History

Join super/collider for a night of star gazing with astronomer Paul Hill, in an oasis of natural darkness within the city.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Stoke Newington
2018-05-02
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Railways brings together an evocative collection of films to highlight the expansion and change in our railways throughout the 20th century.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 Richmond
2018-05-02
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Britain on film: Railways

This lecture will explore the possible affinity between Marx’s work in human history and Darwin’s in natural history.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2018-05-02
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Prominent scholars in law, philosophy and political science reflect on how the age of cross-border flows from within and without Europe pose questions of how to map Europe and its peoples with renewed force.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2018-05-02
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Barts Pathology Museum will be hosting an art exhibition of expressions of living with Diabetes and Dementia
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2018-05-02
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I'm-Patient... Illustrations: Diabetes and Dementia Exhibition

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

An Elizabethan Progress

Free

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

Time to See Photography Exhibition

Free

(Wednesday, 2nd May - 11am to 6pm)
A display of Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

2018-05-02

Art on the Elizabeth line

£15.50

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

David Milne: Modern Painting

£4

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

Early Printed Fans

£9.90

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02
Free

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

TYPE

£11

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

The Lost Words

Free

(Wednesday, 2nd 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)

2018-05-02

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

£19.70

(Wednesday, 2nd May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

2018-05-02

Impressionists in London

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 2nd May 2018

Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
2018-05-02
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.  ()
2018-05-02
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 5th May at 11:30am


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