What's on in London on Sunday 12th August 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 Sun 12th Aug 2018

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
 3am to 5am
 
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Lost since the 1960s, the correct location for William Blake’s grave has been rediscovered, and there will be a rededication ceremony.
 Starts at 3pm
 
 Moorgate
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

£12

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Aug)

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£14

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The visual artist and Royal Academician explores “landscape” in its broadest sense (Closing soon Sun, 12th Aug)

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Tacita Dean - Landscape

Free

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11am to 4pm)
Through this exhibition, biomimetic design elements as well as the multilayering of fluid identities and dress are explored. (Closing soon Wed, 15th Aug)

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£18

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The 250th annual exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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250th Summer Exhibition

£6

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11am to 4pm)
A display of automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

£14.50

(Sunday, 12th Aug - All Day)
This mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul – the first in London – explores the artist’s extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space.  (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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Lee Bul

Free

(Sunday, 12th Aug - All Day)
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition

£16

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)

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The Great Spectacle

£10
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)

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SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls

Free

(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11:30am to 6pm)
This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea. (Closing soon Tue, 21st Aug)

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Inside North Korea

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular Events on Sun 12th Aug 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
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Walking Tours of London on Sun 12th Aug 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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Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.  ()
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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

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 13th Aug at 05:15am


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