The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 5th December.


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In this illustrated talk, Deborah Hyde will discuss the many alpine characters which have evolved into Santa and Krampus.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Barbican
Krampusnacht: The Many Faces of Santa
This talk by Sheila Cavanagh, Professor of English, Emory University, will describe Boswell’s introduction of his home to Dr. Johnson, including this city’s transition into the home of the Scottish enlightenment.
7pm to :
 
Holborn
‘I smell you in the dark’: Johnson and Boswell in Edinburgh
The building and operation of the nearby tunnel, the longest in London.
7pm to :
 
Islington
Viv Regan of Spiked will explore the threats to open debate and blogging online and discuss what has happened to the lost promise of internet freedom.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Holborn
Jeremy Banx, an award winning cartoonist, will talk about his work – and some of his original cartoons will be available for purchase.
7:30pm to :
 
Greenwich

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.
Oceania
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display looks at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.
Healing Garden
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
9am to 7pm
Holborn
Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
The exhibition reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of a pioneer excavation and research project of one of the most complex societies of its time.
The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük
10:30am to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.
All of London Life is There
9:30am to 5:30pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840.
The Romantic Age: European Fans 1810-1840
11am to 5pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.
Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future
9:30am to 5:30pm
Barbican
Closing soon Mon, 31st Dec
2018-12-05
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24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
6pm to 9pm
Strand
Closing soon Wed, 2nd Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
In this solo show, artist-photographer Mark Neville documents the everyday life of Bethlem Royal Hospital, the oldest residential psychiatric treatment facility in the UK.
10am to 5pm
Beckenham
Closing soon Fri, 4th Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
Starts at 5pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sat, 5th Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05

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