The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 14th May.


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Professor Wilks will discuss the argument that ‘superintelligent’ AI may turn against us, as Hawking and Bostrom have warned.
1pm to 2pm
 
Barbican
An evening watching military demonstrations while sipping a drink and eating an army BBQ.
5pm to 10pm
 
Moorgate
Annual Open EVening at the Honourable Artillery Company
Jonathan Bate will track Keats to Hampstead and tell of the extraordinary circle of writers – opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, essayist Charles Lamb, master-critic William Hazlitt – who wrote for The London Magazine.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 8pm
Regent Street
Closing soon Thu, 16th May
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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
10am to 6pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-14
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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
10am to 6pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 18th May
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The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
10am to 6pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 19th May
2019-05-14
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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
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-14
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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
10am to 5pm
Walthamstow
Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-14
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Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
Feeding history: the politics of food
10am to 5:30pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-14
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A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
10am to 7pm
Soho
Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-14
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The exhibition highlights selected maps illustrating the topographical history of Islington from 16th-century rural village to an urban Victorian district.
Historic maps and plans of Islington (1553-1894)
9:30am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Fri, 31st May
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Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977
 Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-14
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 14th May 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Guided tours of one of London's oldest and most famous churches.
 2:15pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Weekly tour of St Bride's Church