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Top events in London on Sat 19th Oct 2019

A festival focused on Sicilian food, with art, exhibitions and food demonstrations.
 11am to 10pm
 
 Whitechapel
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Sicily Fest
Arts and science collide in a fun, engaging day exploring all things moon-related.
 11:30am to 5pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
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Two days of sake tastings bringing together four breweries from Japan’s rural prefecture of Kochi, on Shikoku island.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Kensington
2019-10-19
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Tosa Nakama Sake Fair
The Barbican Archive Residency is a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations in the foyers of the Centre.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Barbican
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The Barbican Archive Residency
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-19
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
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£12.00
Dr Troyer will talk about the implications of marking a living body with representations of death and discuss current innovations in memorial tattooing
 1pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-19
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Morbid Ink
Naomi Ryan will discuss some of the strangest acquittals in legal history and explore how a system that strives for rationality and objectivity tackles some of the weirder and darker claims made by defendants.
 5pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-19
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Elstree Studios, where many of these shows were made, will play host to this very special event to celebrate the fantastic programmes we all remember and love.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Elstree
2019-10-19
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A celebration of ITC' inc 'Randall and Hopkirk at 50
Join Steve Cross and eight hilarious geeks from the local area for a chaotic evening of stand-up about science and the lives of scientists.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
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A visual and emotional treat with unique live church organ improv from David Hinitt.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southgate
2019-10-19
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Nosferatu -  on a screen, in a church, with organ music

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week.
event time Starts at 12am
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 19th Oct
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Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-19
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This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-19
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This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 Putney
 Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-19
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Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob.
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-19
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With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers.
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
event time 10am to 6pm
 Notting Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-19
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An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work.
Helene Schjerfbeck
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-19
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 19th October 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-10-19
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A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-19
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 19th October 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-19
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-19
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Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-19
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 20th Oct at 05:30pm