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Top events in London on Thu 11th Apr 2019

This lecture seeks to highlight and explore the common threads of a vibrant bilingual poetic culture that lasted for more than four centuries.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 St James
2019-04-11
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Alcuin and Cynewulf: the art and craft of Anglo-Saxon verse
How did today’s illicit drugs arrive in Britain, who were the first people to use them, and how did they spread into the culture at large?
 7:30pm to :
 
 Highgate
2019-04-11
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Drugs In Victorian Britain
An illustrated overview of opposition postcards under the Tsars, showing how this vibrant new form of communication served to spread revolutionary belief and disrupt the Imperial status quo.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2019-04-11
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Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia
When parliament changed the law on defamation in 2013, it thought it had solved the problem of libel tourism. It hadn’t.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Paddington
2019-04-11
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Kleptoscope: Libel proceedings, A Very British Censorship
Learn more about the emotional importance of food for Dickens and his characters as well as the history behind the Victorian sweets and drinks.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-04-11
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Punch and Puddings with Pen Vogler
Robert Kingham explores London’s historical, mythical and contemporary pagan connections.
 8pm to 11pm
 
 Southwark
2019-04-11
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Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
2019-04-11
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Tours of Croydon Old Palace
Rachel Reeves MP speaks on her new book Women of Westminster: The MPs who Changed Politics.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-04-11
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.
War Brides
event time 10am to 6pm
 Colindale
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Apr
2019-04-11
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An exhibition that looks at how the world has tried (and often failed) to secure peace in the 20th century.
Giving Peace a Chance: from the League of Nations to Greenham Common
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Wed, 17th Apr
2019-04-11
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Villain’s stunning graphic and print work celebrates Polari, whilst playfully subverting Pop Art and the comic book and superhero genre, and asks us to imagine a past where homosexuality was never criminalised.
Fantabuloso!
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Apr
2019-04-11
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The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.
Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 21st Apr
2019-04-11
2019-04-11
This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.
A Pirate’s Life for Me
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Mon, 22nd Apr
2019-04-11
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The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the collections of museums and galleries.
John Ruskin - The Power of Seeing
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Mon, 22nd Apr
2019-04-11
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A display of paintings which depict landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets.
Painting the Hamlets
event time 9am to 8pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Thu, 25th Apr
2019-04-11
2019-04-11
The exhibition is an exploration of how the proposed causes and cures are represented within the art collection of Bethlem Museum of the Mind.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
2019-04-11
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An display of photographs by a Victorian eccentric -- very "steampunk".
The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric
event time 11am to 6:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
2019-04-11
2019-04-11
From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.
Visions and Visionaries
event time 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Apr
2019-04-11
2019-04-11

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Tower Bridge opening times

10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
11:00amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
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04:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river