What's on in London on Wednesday 16th 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 16th May 2018

Starting with the first visual propaganda for the Reformation, this lecture explores anti-papalism and anti-monasticism in Lutheran art.
 6pm to 8:30pm
 
 Euston
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Luther, Death and Anti-Popery

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright in discussion with former editor of The Evening Standard Simon Jenkins on what's happening in the most controversial state in America and why it’s important.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Whitechapel
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Lawrence Wright: God Save Texas

Three days of science talks all taking place in pubs around London.
 tba
 
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A pint of science

This screening will be accompanied by a short introduction and document display.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 Richmond
2018-05-16
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Britain on film: Black Britain

How much do we know about how these papers were produced and what stories and artistic traditions they represent?
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Soho
2018-05-16
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 Hidden in Plain View: Chinese Wallpapers in Britain and Ireland

Nerd Nite London is a monthly event where three speakers give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
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Join our Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer Daniel Greenwood for a guided bird walk.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Sydenham
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Evening bird walk at Sydenham Hill Wood

In this illustrated talk, Keith Lodwick will talk about the contents of the archive and some of the objects that made Strange such an influential figure.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-05-16
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 16th 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)

2018-05-16

Paintings of Westminster Abbey

Free

(Wednesday, 16th 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)

2018-05-16

Under the Microscope

£12

(Wednesday, 16th 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)

2018-05-16

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Free

(Wednesday, 16th 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)

2018-05-16

Murillo: The Self Portraits

Free

(Wednesday, 16th May - 11am to 6pm)
An exhibition of new work by Belfast-based street artist and printmaker Leo Boyd. (Closing soon Sat, 26th May)

2018-05-16

Welcome to the Simulation

£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)

2018-05-16

 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

£15

(Wednesday, 16th 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. (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

2018-05-16

 Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

Free

(Wednesday, 16th May - 10am to 6pm)
Explore still life through the lens of Tacita Dean, one of the genre's leading contemporary practitioners  (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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Tacita Dean: Still Life

Free

(Wednesday, 16th May - 8am to 9am)
Large landscape images explore the theme of reconciliation by capturing how time and nature have eased the scars of war on the battlefields of the Western Front. (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

2018-05-16

​Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: 1918 - 2018

Free
Learn about global efforts made after the Holocaust to find Zuzana Knobloch and millions of others like her. (Closing soon Wed, 30th May)

2018-05-16

Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Wed 16th 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

03:15amMotor Vessel HamburgDown river
03:00amMotor Vessel HamburgDown river
10:40amSail Training Ship MorgensterUp river
03:05pmSail Training Ship MorgensterDown river
02:30amAnchor Handling Tug Supply SD SharkUp river
09:30amMotor Yacht Lady M IIUp river
08:30pmMV Dixie QueenUp river
09:15pmMV Dixie QueenDown river
10:30pmMV Dixie QueenUp river
11:15pmMV Dixie QueenDown river

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