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Top events in London on Wed 1st May 2019

Annual parade by the New Esperance Morris Dancers.
12pm to :
 
Islington Milkmaids Garland
Join Senior Curator Simon Sladen as he introduces a new display in the British Galleries exploring comedy’s impact on society.
1pm to 1:45pm
 
South Kensington
There is more to the Ministry of Defence UFO files than reports on strange sightings in the sky.
2pm to 3pm
 
Richmond
UFOs and the Cold War
Dr Jonathan Boff will discuss the transformation undergone by the British Army during the First World War and the role this played in the defeat of Germany.
6pm to 8pm
 
Chelsea
The British Army and the End of the First World War
The newly discovered Salvator by Leonardo, the world’s most costly picture, is one of his most notable creations, in which he used his ‘science of art’ to transform a stock subject into a profound expression of the ineffability of the divine.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places.
Unclaimed - The Liminal Space
11am to 8pm
Barbican
Closing soon Fri, 3rd May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
Ara Güler, who passed away last year, was known by many as one of the greatest photojournalists of his time
Ara Güler Exhibition
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 5th May
2019-05-01
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A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sun, 5th May
2019-05-01
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Admire the gardens as they are brightened by the impressive 20,000 tulips planted throughout the gardens.
Eltham Palace's Tulip Festival
11:30am to 3:30pm
Eltham
Closing soon Sun, 5th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
With more than 800 images on display, this global photography exhibition presents all winning and shortlisted entries, including the Photographer of the Year, from this year’s Awards
2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
10am to 9pm
Strand
Closing soon Mon, 6th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star.
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Mon, 6th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs.
DANAD Design 60th Anniversary exhibition
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Fri, 10th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age
9:30am to 6pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Spare Parts - Rethinking human repair
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01
Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar.
Thamesmead: A Town for the 21st Century
10am to 5pm
Regent Street
Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2019-05-01
2019-05-01

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