What's on in London on Thursday 31st 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 Thu 31st May 2018

Hear the previously untold, newly researched story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America from Oxford University's Michèle Mendelssohn, as she reveals his adventures on both sides of the pond.
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Making Oscar Wilde

A lecture exploring the rich visual history of London’s street name plates
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 City of London
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Where am I? A visual history of London’s street nameplates

A rum tasting event aboard Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hinde. Chance to explore rums at this historical venue.
 All Day
 
 Southwark
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Rum Tasting Evening

A talk on the origins and evolution of plastics over the first 100 years, from ivory substitute to the Tupperware Burp
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Homerton
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As part of London History Day, we are opening the doors to The National Archives’ repositories and offering you the chance to go behind the scenes.
 10am to 11am
 
 Richmond
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Behind the scenes: suffrage in the archives

The London Metropolitan Archives team will introduce you to some of the wonderful collections which tell the amazing stories of women and power in the capital
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Find out more about this family and the collections in this talk by Judy Aitken, curator.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
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The Collections of the Cumings: the World in Walworth

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War. (Closing soon Thu, 31st May)

2018-05-31

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Free
Photographs have been selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by AOP members since 1968. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Jun)

2018-05-31

AOP50: 50 Years of the Association of Photographers

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 1pm to 5pm)
The works are inspired by their exploration of both the content of the papyrus stories and the conservation and collections care of papyrus materials in museums. (Closing soon Sat, 2nd Jun)

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Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 8am to 5pm)
A typography based exhibition featuring new works from 6 artists who have a long connection with letters in various forms and colours. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Jun)

2018-05-31

Just Type

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 10am to 6pm)
A photo-story by award-winning photographer Jim Grover that captures the lives of the first generation of Caribbean migrants here in South London (Closing soon Sun, 10th Jun)

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Windrush: Portrait of a Generation

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 11am to 9pm)
This group exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists that address how our world might look and feel in the future. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Jun)

2018-05-31

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 10am to 5pm)
What would the past have been like in the Middle Ages if the future had happened before? (Closing soon Sat, 16th Jun)

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Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 10:30am to 8pm)
First London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia.  (Closing soon Sat, 23rd Jun)

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China and Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson

Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 9:30am to 7:30pm)
Work by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic studios. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Jun)

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Free

(Thursday, 31st May - 10am to 6pm)
A display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg. (Closing soon Sun, 1st Jul)

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Fatberg!

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Walking Tours of London on Thu 31st May 2018

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

01:45pmSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river

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