The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 19th October.


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A festival focused on Sicilian food, with art, exhibitions and food demonstrations.
11am to 10pm
 
Whitechapel
Sicily Fest
Arts and science collide in a fun, engaging day exploring all things moon-related.
11:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
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
The Barbican Archive Residency
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
12pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
Two days of sake tastings bringing together four breweries from Japan’s rural prefecture of Kochi, on Shikoku island.
1pm to 6pm
 
Kensington
Tosa Nakama Sake Fair
£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
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
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
A celebration of ITC' inc 'Randall and Hopkirk at 50
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
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
A visual and emotional treat with unique live church organ improv from David Hinitt.
7:30pm to :
 
Southgate
Nosferatu -  on a screen, in a church, with organ music

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
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
10am to 6pm
Notting Hill
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th October
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 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
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
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 20th October
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The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us.
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Closing soon Fri, 24th January
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African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
10:30am to 5pm
Euston
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 14th December
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The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
11am to 3pm
Twickenham
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 22nd December
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An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
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
11am to 5pm
Marylebone High St
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th October
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Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
Antony Gormley
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Ends on Closing soon Tue, 3rd December
2019-10-19
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Architecture of London
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London
10am to 5pm
City of London
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 1st December
2019-10-19
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“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate.
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
9am to 5pm
Harley Street
Ends on Closing soon Wed, 18th March
2019-10-19
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Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
On the centenary of the Bauhaus school, one of the most famous and influential design schools in modern history, this exhibition looks afresh at the birth of Modernism in Britain.
Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
10am to 5pm
Regent Street
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 1st February
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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