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Things to do in London in November 2019

Things to do in London in November 2019

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The ianVisits guide to November's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Friday 1st November

Join Brigadier John Powell OBE as he discusses the significance of General Sir Edward Bulfin's military career.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
Haig's Tower of Strength: General Sir Edward Bulfin
Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
Tours of Croydon Old Palace
The East Cemetery at Highgate on All Saints is awash with the glow and flicker of dozens of candles.
 4pm to 7pm
 
 Highgate
All Saints Candlelighting Evening
An evening of short talks at the famous Lawn Road flats in Hampstead.
 6pm to :
 
 Hampstead
A Night at the Isokon
Damien Lewis tells the incredible story of the radar wars and the secret mission that changed the course of the Second World War.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Chelsea
 SAS Shadow Raiders
A talk about the fear of the Resurrection Men and the strategies employed by the living to save the those laid to eternal rest from a fate worse from death led by the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret's own Kirsty Chilton, museum researcher.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Fear of the Resurrection Men in Georgian and Victorian England
Celebrate astrophotography in an exciting late at the National Maritime Museum, featuring astrophotographers and judges of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Greenwich

More London events on Friday 1st November

Saturday 2nd November

Around 100 vintage cars will be on show along Regent Street ahead of the London to Brighton rally the following day.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Regent Street
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting

More London events on Saturday 2nd November

Sunday 3rd November

Monthly opening of the organ collection, with many playing music through the day.
 11am to 5pm
 
Monthly opening of the Amersham Fair Organ Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
A celebration of mid-century living from the 50s and beyond, the event offers up vintage traders, all offering furniture and homewares without costing the earth.
 11:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
East London Vintage Furniture Flea
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Euston
Retro games fair

More London events on Sunday 3rd November

Monday 4th November

In this talk, Mike Pitts will show you how archaeology has changed and the impact it's having.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
This lecture will explain the physics of the cosmic microwave background and the challenges in understanding where our universe came from.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
Why flawed logic puts us all at Risk, and How Critical Thinking can save the World
 7:30pm to :
 
 Camden

More London events on Monday 4th November

Tuesday 5th November

Hear Dr Joanne Edge discuss how physicians in the later Middle Ages predicted the outcomes of illnesses.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 Camden
Masters of their craft; traditional plastering and the revival of Cobham Dairy
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
Landmark Trust's annual heritage lecture
This event will explore the way high-control religious groups use illegal schools and other forms of teaching that take place outside the mainstream system.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn

More London events on Tuesday 5th November

Wednesday 6th November

From maggots to matrons, enemas to egg white and oxygen, generations of nurses reminisce about a profession steeped in tradition.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Harley Street
Julian Bell discusses the historical reasons why England has not had a great mural tradition of its own but also explores the powerful attraction that the idea of the mural has held for painters in England.
 6:45pm to :
 
 Shoreditch
In this talk, Anthony Warner will scrutinise the explanations of experts in every field, laying out the best evidence available.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Greenwich

More London events on Wednesday 6th November

Thursday 7th November

Monthly late night opening at the modernist HQ of the ancient Royal College Of Physicians.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
Museum Lates at the Royal College Of Physicians
Dr Wilkins will discuss the astrophysical origins of the chemical elements, almost all of which have an origin ranging from the big bang
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
An evening of archaeological discovery, sharing some of the finds made during recent excavations at the site of the Boar's Head, an a Shakespearean-era inn-turned-playhouse in Whitechapel.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Whitechapel
The Boar's Head Playhouse - Public Lecture
Bishopsgate Institute is a treasure trove of LGBTQ+ history with extensive archives holding cuttings, badges and banners, even a set of wizard’s robes.
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
A discussion about digital death with artist Oreet Ashery, researcher Korina Giaxoglou and author Elaine Kasket, chaired by artist Audrey Samson.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
Death, Dying and Digital
In this talk, Scarlett Thomas will explore the role of dieting in mysticism, the link between what we eat and spiritual purity, and why this was a key tenet of Swedenborg’s beliefs.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Bloomsbury
Oligarchy, diet and spirituality: a talk by Scarlett Thomas
Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all took a moment and learnt how to attack a castle.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
Paul Duncan McGarrity presents: A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

More London events on Thursday 7th November

Friday 8th November

Andrew Richards tells the story of the First World War chaplain who first suggested a memorial to those fallen servicemen and women with no known grave.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
 Reverend David Railton MC and the Unknown Warrior
xplore Hogarth: Place and Progress after normal opening hours, accompanied with a Gin & Tonic.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Holborn
Soane Lates: Hogarth After Hours
An evening dedicated to Alan Turing, code-breaker and father of modern computing.
 6:30pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington

More London events on Friday 8th November

Saturday 9th November

As is now traditional, the cathedral will be free to visit on the day of the Lord Mayor's Show.
 All Day
 
 City of London
Free entry to St Paul's Cathedral
Of ancient tradition, an annual grand parade through the City of London.
 10am to :
 
Lord Mayor's Show
Explore two almshouse rooms restored to how they would have been in the 18th and 19th centuries.
 11am to :
 
 Bethnal Green
Almshouse tours
Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Southwark
Southbank Centre architecture tours
Professor Mark Connelly and Dr Stefan Goebel discuss Ypres and its significance after the First World War.
 2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
 Chelsea
 Great Battles: Ypres

More London events on Saturday 9th November

Sunday 10th November

Learn about the story of Terezin through a short screening of the documentary The Music of Terezin, followed by a Q&A with its director Simon Broughton and Terezin survivor Zdenka Fantlova.
 11am to 2:30pm
 
 Camden
After Eden Productions presents Brundibar and the Music of Terezin
Join Conway Hall Humanist Library & Archives to edit and add information about nineteenth-century freethinkers and social and political reformers to Wikipedia.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Holborn
Annual commemoration and wreath laying at Platform 8 in Victoria Station, where the coffin of the Unknown Warrior rested before being laid in Westminster Abbey.
 8pm to 8:40pm
 
 Victoria

More London events on Sunday 10th November

Tuesday 12th November

Christmas gifts fair in the grounds of the ancient Charterhouse.
 11am to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Join our ‘infectious’ scientists to get hands on with everything from superbugs to a zombie apocalypse and state of the art diagnostics to STIs.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
Imperial Lates: Infectious
A screening of the original film, with a talk about 1950 attitudes to robots.
 6:20pm to :
 
 Barbican
The Day the Earth Stood Still (U) + presentation by Professor Noel Sharkey
32 years after his seminal text, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack, was first published, Paul Gilroy is joined by Derek Owusu and Jeffrey Boakye as they explore contemporary and historical black culture
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden

More London events on Tuesday 12th November

Wednesday 13th November

Come and hear neuroscientist Soyon Hong talk about her pioneering work on what immune cells do in the brain
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Camden
Immune Cells in the Brain
Join Antia, Fulham Palace's conservation assistant, and get hands on with the books in our collection.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Fulham
Parchment, paper and velum: Caring for historic books
Every year, Marylebone Village host a Christmas Lights event to celebrate the switch on of its Christmas decorations.
 3:30pm to :
 
 Marylebone High St
Marylebone Christmas Lights switch on
Max Hastings offers his new perspective on one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 with Max Hastings

More London events on Wednesday 13th November

Thursday 14th November

To mark the birthday of the Prince of Wales, there will be Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London.
 12pm to 2pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London
Discover the war hospital at Fulham Palace during World War I, including about the people who were treated and worked there.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Fulham
Talk: Freemasons Hospital No.2 at Fulham Palace
Hear Dr Louise Hide explain why and how, by the end of the century, most of these vast Victorian institutions had closed.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Camden
Closing the Asylums
Screening of the original version of The Fly in an old operating theatre.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Film Night: The Fly (1958)

More London events on Thursday 14th November

Friday 15th November

Join Professor Peter Stanley as he discusses the 50,000 British Territorials who served in India during the First World War.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
 'Terriers' in India: British Territorials, 1914-19
Choirs, entertainment, competitions and more, with the Lord Mayor of London switching on the Market’s thousands of lights.
 6pm to :
 
Leadenhall Market Christmas Lights Switch On
Join costumed guides for seasonal candlelit tours of the house and learn about Eastbury’s history.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Barking
Candlelit Tours of Eastbury Manor House
Science, commerce and fast fashion collide in Alexander Mackendrick’s 1951 Ealing comedy classic.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
The Man in the White Suit (U) + Q&A

More London events on Friday 15th November

Saturday 16th November

These two walks, morning and afternoon, will visit some 40 of the City of London's historic medieval, Wren and Georgian churches and church towers, to raise money for the Friends of the City Churches' Melba Coombs Memorial Fund.
 All Day
 
City Churches Marathon Walk
The legendary Amnesty Book Sale clearance edition returns. Thousand of quality books at bargain prices.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Greenwich
Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty Book Sale
Come along to two days of activities exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment.
 10:30am to 7pm
 
 Forest Hill
Sounds From the Gardens
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display

More London events on Saturday 16th November

Sunday 17th November

A day of festive shopping and seasonal décor in the stunning setting of Strawberry Hill House and their connecting neighbour St Mary’s University.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Twickenham
Come along to two days of activities exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment.
 10:30am to 7pm
 
 Forest Hill
Sounds From the Gardens
Based on recordings with students, teachers and families, At Home I Speak is a performance to explore how the languages we speak shape our sense of community, culture and identity.
 3pm to 4:45pm
 
 Whitechapel
At Home I Speak
‘Gay Sex and the Disappearing City’ is a performance of two readers and viola da gamba that explores the ways in which our cities have provided queer folk spaces to explore sex, intimacy and belonging
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
Gay Sex and the Disappearing City

More London events on Sunday 17th November

Monday 18th November

An evening of conversation and readings with author and activist Dan Gretton and the eminent Canadian novelist and poet Anne Michaels.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden

More London events on Monday 18th November

Top events in London on Tue 19th Nov 2019

Come along to an evening of art and storytelling at the unique Bart’s Pathology Museum in celebration of the humanity and artistry at the core of medicine.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Humanising Medicine
Join Dr Sarah Crowther to hear about the different types of extra-terrestrial materials we have on Earth, how they got here, and what we can learn from them.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Picadilly
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Moon, meteorites and more...
Is it right to meet built environment net zero carbon targets through offsetting?
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
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In this talk author and translator Andrew George explores the archaeology of the Epic of Gilgamesh's discovery, the decipherment of the cuneiform text and the process of making a poem out of the broken fragments
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Euston
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From Roman archaeology to postcards, get hands on with the hidden treasures of Fulham Palace's collection.
 11am to 12pm
 
 Fulham
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Behind the scenes: handling the museum's collection
Tales of life at sea, in terms of the ships, the places and the personalities that make this the best way to travel.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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More London events on Tuesday 19th November

Wednesday 20th November

This talk will separate science fiction from science fact and elucidate what we know about these mysterious objects, and how they have shaped, and continue to shape, our Universe.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
This lecture will look at how this prejudice grew out of the persecution of Protestants in the 1550s, at the idealistic historian who crystallised it, and at the political crises, real and invented.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
Want to become the modern day Dickens, but need a little help? Come along to this event exploring how story-generating computer programmes could be the answer.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
Our Mutual Friend the Machine
In 1204, in the face of a French invasion, King John of England was obliged to abandon his lands in northern France.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 St James
£15.00 Bowie's Books
Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life. John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
Bowie's Books
This talk takes place at the Four Quarters bar, where visitors can enjoy playing a combination of classic arcade and console games.
 7:30pm to 8pm
 
 Olympic Park
Playing in the darkness: video games and the dystopian imagination

More London events on Wednesday 20th November

Thursday 21st November

Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Marylebone
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
A screening of Ghost in the Shell as part of an autumn series of films on Fictional Architecture, celebrating cinematic constructions which fly in the face of the normal rules of architecture.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Regent Street
The Social - Fictional Architecture in Film: Ghost in the Shell
In this debate philosophers will be picking at diversity's complexities and difficulties. What are the different forms of diversity? Why do they matter?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
What’s the Point of Diversity?
Below the pavements, out of sight, a network of secret rivers pulses beneath the capital's busy pavements.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Covent Garden
In the nineteenth century the prospect of being poisoned was a very real fear, and the poisoner has frequently been denounced as the worst kind of criminal.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
The Victorian Fear of Poison Murder
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames - A Talk by Lara Maiklem
To mark the Holborn Viaduct’s 150th birthday, Lester Hillman will explore the political, engineering, transport, commercial, literary and human dramas of this infrastructure masterpiece.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Farringdon
Holborn Viaduct at 150
A panel discuss the history of the BBC's iconic recording studios, and the share tales of working and recording there. Maida Vale Studios inspired music after the talk.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Paddington
The History of Maida Vale Studios Talk

More London events on Thursday 21st November

Friday 22nd November

The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea
Professor Anthony King examines the transformation of military command in the 21st century.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
 Command: The Twenty-First-Century General
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 12pm to 7pm
 
 Rotherhithe
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
A talk (and optional tour) about the Illuminated bridges project along the Thames.
 6pm to :
 
 Southwark
Illu­mi­nat­ed Riv­er Late with Artist Leo Villareal
Discover London in 1979 in this panel discussion inspired by The Clash: London Calling display
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
London Calling: 1979

More London events on Friday 22nd November

Saturday 23rd November

The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea
Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Marylebone
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Rotherhithe
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
The London Fortean Society and friends return to the Haunted Landscape, a one-day symposium on the folklore, magic and monsters of the British Isles and beyond.
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Holborn
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
Art and poster store tours
The UK’s first Kimjang Festival is a celebration of the Korean fermented spicy dish.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 New Malden
Kimjang Festival
A new Christmas light scheme is due to be unveiled on King's Road.
 2pm to 9pm
 
 Sloane Square
Chelsea Christmas lights switch-on 2019
A performance by Timberlina and Auntie Maureen which will bring to life some of the coded, intriguing and sometimes naughty personal ads found at The National Archives and Bishopsgate Institute.
 4pm to 5:30pm
 
 Kennington
Classified: A Performance of Queer Dating Ads
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
An vening of comedy that will explore the hidden stories in the Grant Museum of Zoology’s natural history collection.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
It’s All the Raj
Uncover the historical Bartholomew Fair, a notorious pleasure fair that ran in Smithfield from 1133 to 1855, through games, challenges and live performance.
 8pm to 11pm
 
 Barbican

More London events on Saturday 23rd November

Sunday 24th November

The day when it is traditional to make the Christmas Pudding -- assuming you don't just buy one from the supermarket.
 All Day
 
The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
 tba
 
 Chelsea
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Rotherhithe
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Marylebone
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney

More London events on Sunday 24th November

Monday 25th November

Discover the important stories that Elgar’s sources reveal about his life and works.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Camden

More London events on Monday 25th November

Tuesday 26th November

Domaniç Lavery will discuss the challenges of fundamental physics, the design of our digital infrastructure, and a smattering of human nature when trying to create a better Internet.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Euston
Why can't I sing with Australians on the telephone?
Eat, drink and browse over 100 stalls selling handmade, unique and exclusive gifts in the City of London's medieval Guildhall.
 4pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
Guildhall Christmas Market for British Red Cross
A talk about the Mid-Tudor gentleman whose experience of recantation during the reign of Queen Mary powerfully shaped his thoughts and actions during the Elizabethan period.
 5:15pm to :
 
 Southwark
For the 100th anniversary of nursing registration, hear from two experts on the history of women's rights.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Harley Street
Activism, Nursing and Women’s Rights: Then and Now
A talk about a building that's clad in 10,000 hand-glazed ceramic tiles.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
 24 Savile Row - Kate Malone, Stephen Pey and Rich Miller in conversation
A night of short presentations by the architects working on the restoration of some of the UK’s most loved Modernist buildings.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Regent Street
Modernising Modernism
In this talk, Christan Wolmar draws on research conducted for his new book, Railways.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden

More London events on Tuesday 26th November

Wednesday 27th November

Occasional tour of a 1500s era brick tower.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Islington
Canonbury Tower Tours
A 1-hour talk to tell you about all the online material for researching your ancestors in the City of London and the wider metropolis.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Online Resources for London Family History
As Britain’s most highly regarded watchmaker, Dr. Smith will discuss developments in modern mechanical wristwatches.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Griselda Pollock discusses why this female Jewish artist, working in exile during the Nazi occupation of Europe, has been maligned and forgotten from Jewish history, Feminist history and Art history.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
Griselda Pollock on Charlotte Salomon
Two of Britain’s most celebrated figures who work in fields – chemistry and cinema – which, on the surface, appear to be completely unconnected. But are they really so different?
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Kensington
 Stephen and Martyn Poliakoff in Conversation
Peter Barber will explain the evolution of estate mapping and suggests why - and how - the 1619 Tottenham map came to be created 400 years ago and its intended purposes.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Tottenham
A screening of the movie, followed by Q&A with the film screenwriter and a US-based historian specialising in the history of science
 7:30pm to 9:50pm
 
 South Kensington
 Jurassic Park (2D) Introduced by David Koepp

More London events on Wednesday 27th November

Thursday 28th November

As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
Mayfair Christmas Market
Paul Percival ( Asset Manager -Signalling) and Anil Rana ( Programme Engineering manager) will talk through what has been completed or underway since then on BML and challenges so far.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Olympic Park
Brighton Main line Resignalling
The evening comprises a discussion between Dr Jill Stuart, expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation, and Farhana Yamin, a leading international environmental lawyer and Extinction Rebellion activist.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Greenwich
Join Art on the Underground and Nina Wakeford for a performance and book launch.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 South Lambeth
Book launch and performance: ‘Our Pink Depot: The Gay Underground
Join creator of the comedy quiz show QI John Lloyd CBE and QI Elves James Harkin and Anne Miller for a special festive literary quiz.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Soho
Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz
Rare and classic archive films from the golden age of steam railways are introduced by compere Rob Foxon, with Len Rawle on the Mighty Wurlitzer accompanying the silent films.
 7pm to :
 
 Brentford

More London events on Thursday 28th November

Friday 29th November

As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
Mayfair Christmas Market
Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iain MacGregor discusses his ground-breaking new history of Checkpoint Charlie.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
Checkpoint Charlie
As part of the VIA Arts Prize 2019 Public Programme, the Embassy of El Salvador, in coordination with ACALASP and with the participation of PHOTOWORKS, presents a special panel discussion on the role and challenges of photography now.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 St James
Photography Now Panel Discussion
Visit the United Reformed Church for some Christmas shopping, come inside and get warm and browse stalls selling a selection of locally made arts, crafts and handmade goodies
 5pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hampton
Hampton Hill Christmas Parade 2019 Arts & Crafts Fair
What role does AI play in creating and disseminating fake news and how can we harness the same technologies to counteract them.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Camden

More London events on Friday 29th November

Saturday 30th November

As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
Mayfair Christmas Market
Visit the distillery home, meet the Hayman family and sample True English Gins.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Balham
Hayman's Gin Distillery Open Day
Drop in to explore the collection of magazines, pamphlets, posters, ephemera, t-shirts and artefacts from these collections at your own pace.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 City of London
Archive Open Day: Fetish Collections

More London events on Saturday 30th November

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