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Top events in London on Fri 10th May 2019

A night of spectacle and illusion, wonder and deception, magic and trickery at this evening of performances, talks and workshops.
 7pm to 11pm
 
 Camden
2019-05-10
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Seeing is Believing
Dr Alastair Massie will discuss the Third Afghan War of 1919, one of history’s shortest conflicts.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
The Third Afghan War of 1919
Get a look behind the scenes at the 103-stop Harrison and Harrison organ, and find out about the making of this monumental instrument.
 11am to :
 
 Southwark
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
Making of the Organ at Royal Festival Hall
Discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse.
 10:30am to 12pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour
A talk and tasting with female pioneers in the cheesemaking industry
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
It closed in 1854 but in the three centuries before 1.5% of all Londoners ended up at St Pancras; rich and poor, famous and unknown and from many nationalities.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
‘Dying to Get In’: St Pancras Churchyard

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs.
DANAD Design 60th Anniversary exhibition
event time 10am to 7pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Fri, 10th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
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
event time 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Spare Parts - Rethinking human repair
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
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
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.
Forest of Fabrication
event time 10am to 6pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
event time 10am to 6pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sat, 18th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 19th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
event time 10am to 10pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s.
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
Eric Parry: Drawing
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-10
2019-05-10

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