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Top events in London on Wed 19th Dec 2018

This lecture will attempt to critique both T.E. Lawrence the historical actor and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ the cultural construct as products of Western imperialism.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 St James
2018-12-19
2018-12-19

Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact

A talk by the author of a book on Donald Trump and Russia.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2018-12-19
2018-12-19

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
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
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
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
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
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
 Ends on Fri, 4th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.

Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19
Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition.
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-19
2018-12-19

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