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Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.


Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 13th Aug 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

For this exhibition, Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide. (Ending Soon Thu, 15th Aug)

2019-08-13
Seeing Through Babel
This exhibition brings the world’s largest refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, to Westfield Stratford City for one week. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Aug)

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An exhibition exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond. (Ending Soon Wed, 21st Aug)

2019-08-13
The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Aug)

2019-08-13
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Aug)

2019-08-13
Raw Materials: Plastics
Prepare for your preconceptions of AI to be challenged by this timely exhibition, that reflects on how this technology impacts our very existence. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

2019-08-13
AI: More than Human
One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

2019-08-13
DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing
£19.50  
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

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Manga
More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-08-13
Lego Brick Wonders
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

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Writing: Making Your Mark
An exhibition of the works to restore a Victorian building back to a public community centre. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Aug)

2019-08-13
The Devil's in the Detail …A Heritage Building Restoration
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.  (Ending Soon Thu, 29th Aug)

2019-08-13
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
An exhibition that examines how we navigate, document and shape the built environment today. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

2019-08-13
 Contemporary Cartography
A heritage exhibition revealing the stories of the people that shaped London’s Chinatown into the iconic district it is today.  (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

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The Making of Chinatown
The Illuminated River display includes architectural drawings and animations of the project, alongside historic Thames paintings. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

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Illuminated River
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

2019-08-13
Lee Krasner - Living Colour
See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

2019-08-13
Panorama: London's lost view
There’s a rare chance to see a whimsical train built by Rowland Emett before it is sold at an auction. (Ending Soon Tue, 3rd Sep)

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This exhibition shines a spotlight on a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.  (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-08-13
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-08-13
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion