What's on in London on Wednesday 9th 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 9th May 2018

Professor Matthew Leigh introduces his research on elements of freemasonry in early 18th century European comic dramas.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Aldwych
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

Goldoni, the Freemasons and the Mysteries: the female discovery trope in 18th century theatre

A recreation of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s home at No.3 St James’s Street.
 10am to 9pm
 
 St James
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

London Craft Week - Capturing No. 3 St James's Street

This illustrated paper presents new findings, and examines ways in which extant manuscripts help to illustrate Delhi’s diverse spiritual traditions.
 5:30pm to 7pm
 
 Camden
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

Sufism and Persian Manuscripts from the Delhi Collection

Norman Balon, the landlord of Soho’s most infamous drinkery, and Michael Heath, satirical cartoonist in an evening of conversation, stories, questions, answers and possible political incorrectness.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Soho
2018-05-09
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A place of great beauty and wonder and the world’s last great wilderness, Antarctica has fired the public imagination for generations. But what is it about the Antarctic that matters so much?
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

What Does the Antarctic Mean?

Hear artist Bedwyr Williams discuss the inspiration behind his featured large-scale video work, with writer and critic Chris Fite-Wassilak.
 Starts at 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

Bedwyr Williams & Chris Fite-Wassilak in Conversation

Curator Edwina Ehrman will introduce the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition, which explores the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-05-09
2018-05-09

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£11

(Wednesday, 9th 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)

2018-05-09

Charles II: Art & Power

Free

(Wednesday, 9th May - 9:30am to 6pm)
Rose Uniacke explores the enduring fascination with gold and the applications of this rare and incorruptible metal, with an in-store exploration of the art of gilding. (Closing soon Sat, 12th May)

2018-05-09

London Craft Week - The Midas Touch: Gilding

Free

(Wednesday, 9th 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)

2018-05-09
This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-09

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

£10.50

(Wednesday, 9th May - 11am to 6pm)
Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-09

London Craft Week - An Elixir of Letters

Makers of leather costumes for Hollywood movies open their London studios to the public for the first time. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-09
Free

(Wednesday, 9th May - 11am to 6pm)
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)

2018-05-09

Paul Catherall: Futures Past - 20 years of Linocuts

£9

(Wednesday, 9th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)

2018-05-09

Venom: Killer and cure

Free

(Wednesday, 9th 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)

2018-05-09

Paintings of Westminster Abbey

Free

(Wednesday, 9th 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)

2018-05-09

Under the Microscope

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 9th 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.  ()
2018-05-09
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.  ()
2018-05-09
 

Tower Bridge opening times

11:15amSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river
04:45pmSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river

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