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.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
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2018-05-08
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.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2018-05-08
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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.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2018-05-08
2018-05-08
This lecture places the practice of mummy unwrapping within its social, cultural and historical contexts, as a fascinating example of forgotten London.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-05-08
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Lost in Time and Space: Unrolling Egypt’s Ancient Dead

This event is jointly organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers North Thames Regional Group and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers UK Chapter 18:00 - 18:20 Tea and Coffee Reception
 6:20pm to 7:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-05-08
2018-05-08

Crossrail Farringdon Station by Mujahid Khalid

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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. (Closing soon Fri, 11th May)

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. (Closing soon Sat, 12th May)

2018-05-08
This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-08

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

Free
Paul Catherall showcases the breadth of his work across two decades of printmaking in a major solo show of his linocuts- his ode to an ever-changing London skyline. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-08

Paul Catherall: Futures Past - 20 years of Linocuts

£9

(Tuesday, 8th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-08

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. (Closing soon Wed, 16th May)

2018-05-08

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 (Closing soon Wed, 16th May)

2018-05-08

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. (Closing soon Sun, 20th May)

2018-05-08

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. (Closing soon Mon, 21st May)

2018-05-08

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. (Closing soon Sun, 27th May)

2018-05-08

 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Tue 8th May 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
2018-05-08
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
2018-05-08
 

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.  ()
2018-05-08
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-05-08
 

Tower Bridge opening times

08:45amSilver CloudUp river
09:25amTugsDown river
09:00pmSailing Barge WillUp river
09:45pmSailing Barge WillDown river

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