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.  (Aldwych)
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Goldoni, the Freemasons and the Mysteries: the female discovery trope in 18th century theatre

Free
A recreation of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s home at No.3 St James’s Street.  (St James)
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London Craft Week - Capturing No. 3 St James's Street

£12.00

(Wednesday, 9th May - Starts at 7pm)
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.  (Soho)
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Free

(Wednesday, 9th May - 1pm to 1:45pm)
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.  (South Kensington)
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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.

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.

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.

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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

£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.

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.

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£9

(Wednesday, 9th 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

(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.

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

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Under the Microscope

£12

(Wednesday, 9th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography.

2018-05-09

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

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.  ()
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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 Thu 10th May at 09:00am


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