What's on in London on Tuesday 8th 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 Tue 8th May 2018

Recent psychological research has looked at the importance of meaning to human beings, and how this works out in core questions about the relation of science and faith.   (Barbican)
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(Tuesday, 8th May - 6pm to 7pm)
This lecture will show how Shakespeare helped to immortalize the famous figures of ancient Greece and Rome, and how he in turn became famous after his death.  (Barbican)
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On the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, Rachel Holmes remembers and reflects on the roles of revolutionary thinking and militancy in winning votes for women.  (Holborn)
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This lecture places the practice of mummy unwrapping within its social, cultural and historical contexts, as a fascinating example of forgotten London.  (Clerkenwell)
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Lost in Time and Space: Unrolling Egypt’s Ancient Dead

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£11

(Tuesday, 8th May - All Day)
This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

2018-05-08

Charles II: Art & Power

Free

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 6pm)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour.

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This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments

£9

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition.

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Venom: Killer and cure

Free

(Tuesday, 8th May - 9:30am to 3:30pm)
See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell.

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Paintings of Westminster Abbey

Free

(Tuesday, 8th May - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr

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Under the Microscope

£12

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography.

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Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Free

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 6pm)
The only known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years.

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Murillo: The Self Portraits

£13.50
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day.

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 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

£15

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 6pm)
The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

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 Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

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Regular Events on Tue 8th May 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
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A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
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Walking Tours of London on Tue 8th 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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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

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