What's on in London on Friday 11th May 2018

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Friday, 11th 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)


Charles II: Art & Power


(Friday, 11th 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)


London Craft Week - The Midas Touch: Gilding


(Friday, 11th 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)

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


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


(Friday, 11th 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)


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)

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)


Paul Catherall: Futures Past - 20 years of Linocuts


(Friday, 11th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition. (Closing soon Sun, 13th May)


Venom: Killer and cure


(Friday, 11th 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)


Paintings of Westminster Abbey


(Friday, 11th 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)


Under the Microscope

Exhibitions opening soon


Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 12th May at 07:30am

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