Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Thursday 24th Jan

Comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
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In this talk Simon Elliott launches his most recent book, Roman Legionaries, which tells the story of every aspect of the lives of these elite warriors of the ancient world.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
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Roman Legionaries

Paul Dolan launches his new book, Happy Ever After, exploring the narratives society installs in us, using good evidence to debunk bad stories.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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This lecture will explore how the sixteenth century found ways of distancing itself from religion – like Christopher Marlowe, who raged against its moral constraints.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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To acknowledge the contribution of black and minority ethnic seafarers during the First World War and some of their stories just after the war had ended.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Richmond
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BAME seafarers in the First World War

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The exhibition includes works by members of Proust’s family and by some of the leading French physicians of the day.

Marcel Proust and the Medicine of the Belle Époque

 9am to 9pm
 Harley Street
 Ends on Sat, 26th Jan 2019
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The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day

Fashioned from Nature

 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 27th Jan 2019
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Discover two artists who changed the course of Western European art
 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 27th Jan 2019
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The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652).
 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 27th Jan 2019
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The Enchanted Garden explores how Morris's contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists have responded to the allure of garden spaces, using them as stages for the magical, menacing and romantic.

The Enchanted Garden

 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Ends on Sun, 27th Jan 2019
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The exhibition explores the Gestetner machine as a device that revolutionised the office.
 1pm to 5pm
 Tottenham
 Ends on Thu, 31st Jan 2019
2019-01-24
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Prepare for the unknown – on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of ‘Spanish Flu’, this display explores how a future epidemic might hit London.
 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 3rd Feb 2019
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Featuring over fifty works from across the world, some of which have never been on display before, Gainsborough’s Family Album charts his career from youth to maturity.

Gainsboroughs Family Album

 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 3rd Feb 2019
2019-01-24
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See how Repton’s career unfolded in this special exhibition which brings together Red Books and watercolour paintings, many never publicly displayed before, to celebrate the bicentenary of his death.

Repton Revealed

 10:30am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 3rd Feb 2019
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The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War

Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s

 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 4th Feb 2019
2019-01-24
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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 15th May at 12:15pm