Things to do in London in June 2020

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The ianVisits guide to June'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.

Monday 1st June

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Tuesday 2nd June

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Wednesday 3rd June

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Thursday 4th June

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Friday 5th June

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Saturday 6th June

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Sunday 7th June

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Monday 8th June

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Tuesday 9th June

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Wednesday 10th June


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Mostly ignored by English historians, these houses are the key to understanding the style that we now know as William and Mary, and its impact on England.
 6pm to 7pm
 

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Thursday 11th June

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Friday 12th June

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Saturday 13th June

Developed over 14yrs, this large garden has a formal layout, with wide mixed herbaceous borders full of colour and interest.
 1:30pm to 5:15pm
 
 Lee
Visit a garden - 41 Southbrook Road

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The talk will highlight local people power, focusing on the development of Forest Gate and its rapid change from a rural village into a suburb in a few decades
 1pm to 2pm
 
Rural to suburb

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Sunday 14th June

50ft x 60ft pretty corner garden arranged around 7 fruit trees.
 1pm to 4:45pm
 
Visit a garden - 37 Harold Road
City garden with distinct structure and formality based on a series of rooms within hedging.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Chiswick
Visit a garden - 36 Park Road
Professional garden designer, Emma Plunket, opens her walled garden to the public
 3pm to 5pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
Visit a garden - 49 Loftus Road

Online events / webinars

A story of mens fashion over the past 200 years. Told through the lives and works of the men who created, made and wore it.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
The Men Who Made Menswear virtual walking tour
City garden with distinct structure and formality based on a series of rooms within hedging.
 2pm to 5pm
 
Visit a garden - 36 Park Road
Professional garden designer, Emma Plunket, opens her walled garden to the public
 3pm to 5pm
 
Visit a garden - 49 Loftus Road

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Monday 15th June


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Sub Brit member Mark Russell will give us an illustrated history of the Royal Observer Corps from its pivotal role during the dark days of the blitz and World War 2 to its new role during the Cold War.
 6:30pm to :
 
The restoration of an ROC nuclear monitoring post bunker
For nearly 2,000 years, The City district has been the heart of London. Join Russell to hear it’s story on this ever popular London Walk
 7pm to 8pm
 
Old London - the City’s Historic Heart. Virtual Tour

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Tuesday 16th June


Online events / webinars

This webinar will focus on the need for a fundamental change in how cities tackle urban water challenges and develop visions for ‘blue-green’ urban futures.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Engineering blue-green cities
NLA's Curator-in-Chief Peter Murray interviews architect Clare Wright on the power of archives and special collections in illustrating the enduring Church-State relationship against the backdrop of Lambeth Palace Library.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Knowledge is Power
In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.
 6pm to 7pm
 
Eight presenters talk for up to eight minutes each about a Londoner of Note
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Virtual History in the Pub: Londoners of Note
Come along to this virtual talk by Jules Stewart about New York in the 1930s.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s
This online tour charts the making of this icon of urban planning, exploring the politics, business deals and various waves of boom and bust that have marked its spectacular creation.
 7pm to 8pm
 
WALL STREET ON WATER – The Architecture & Planning of Canary Wharf

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Wednesday 17th June


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In this pertinent talk, you'll learn about Henry VIII’s attitudes to infectious disease, Tudor social distancing and the introduction of the first government quarantine measures in 1517
 11am to 12pm
 
Shut up- Quarantine & social distancing in Tudor epidemics
This talk draws first on representations of the Georgian landlady in novels, plays and images and then in the life-writing of those who were their lodgers.
 5:15pm to 7:15pm
 
The Georgian Landlady: Surrogate Mother, Love Interest or Hard-Nosed Businesswoman?
A talk about the plans for a new bridge to make access to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs easier.
 5:30pm to 6:20pm
 
Learning from nature to empower structure
A discussion between three leading architects about the power of social housing.
 6pm to 8pm
 
The Power of Social Housing
As well as indulging in the revelry of Bankside’s past, we’ll uncover the human stories of the Londoners who lived, worked and played in the area.
 7pm to 8pm
 
Bankside's Bad Behaviour - Look Up London Virtual Walking Tour
The most expensive square on the British Monopoly board for good reason. Hear the scandalous stories hidden behind these grand addresses
 7pm to 8pm
 
Scandalous Mayfair

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Thursday 18th June


Online events / webinars

The pandemic puts new demands on the urban space, and several industry professionals thinks the crisis can have a lasting impact on the way cities are designed.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
The Liveable City
Join members of the ‘Deep Dig Team’ at Hinkley for first-hand insight into this award-winning scheme.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Hinkley Point C Deep Dig Earthworks
We will explore how to create a more coherent night-time experience of London - one that reinforces our social and cultural values and, crucially, is kinder to the environment.
 5pm to 6pm
 
Saving the Night – public lighting along the river in London
Join Allies and Morrison Director Antje Saunders for an evening of conversation on the co-design process at Fosters Estate.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
Empower to change: estate regeneration as a co-design process

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Friday 19th June


Online events / webinars

Join Jemima Burrill and Tom Emerson, co-founder of 6a Architects, in conversation about how light, floor plates and architectural structures play key roles in shaping the ideal workspace for creatives.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Designing Creative Studios with Tom Emerson

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Saturday 20th June


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The UK's first online goat-pun nonsense festival! All to raise much needed funds for Spitalfields City Farm.
 1pm to 11pm
 
The Goat Race - Rave
A talk and presentation about a new software package that allows you to design rockets.
 2pm to 3:15pm
 

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Sunday 21st June

Number 5 a secret garden. The design combines Mediterranean and Gothic themes.
 12pm to 4:30pm
 
 Peckham
Visit a garden - 5 Lyndhurst Square
Four gardens to explore in De Beauvoir, a leafy enclave of Victorian villas near to Islington and Dalston.
 2pm to 4pm
 
Visit a garden - De Beauvoir Gardens

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Monday 22nd June

Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Tuesday 23rd June


Online events / webinars

EME are pleased to host a digital Q&A with Edith Hall and Henry Stead about the publication of their new book 'A People's History of Classics: Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939'. We will post a link to a video of
 9am to 5pm
 
EME in Conversation: A People's History of Classics
Trace the ravages of the Great Fire and revel in a of paradox Restoration London that it appears both progressive and decadent.
 2pm to 3pm
 
Long Views of London: I always admired virtue  but I could never imitate it
Her latest book, Time Travel in the Past was published in May this year and in this kid-friendly presentation, she will talk about the Romans and their mythology.
 3pm to 3:45pm
 
Time Travel to the Past - Meet the author Caroline Lawrence
Discover the medicinal properties of some of the most common herbs and plants you can grow or forage
 6pm to 6:45pm
 
An introduction to medicinal plants
An evening with Sergei Medvedev whose book ‘The Return of the Russian Leviathan’ has been shortlisted for the Pushkin House Book Prize 2020.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
The Return of the Russian Leviathan: Sergei Medvedev in Conversation with Richard Wright
Princeton physics professor Lyman Page is your guide to the history of the Universe.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
Lyman Page on cosmology
Hear stories of how the ordinary Londoners were affected by bombs, rationing, and the evacuation of most of the children.
 7pm to 8pm
 
London at War virtual tour

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Wednesday 24th June


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This event allows Members to discuss the ICE’s recent Insights Paper on Northern Powerhouse Rail and understand the project’s objectives and benefits.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Northern Powerhouse Rail
Virginia Woolf had a London home all of her life. In this tour we explore the various places she called home in London.
 4pm to 5pm
 
A Room of Ones Own: Virginia Woolf in London
A presentation about a pilot scheme to investigate the causes of widespread flooding and identify options to reduce the risk of surface water flooding in the future.
 4:30pm to 6pm
 
Thatcham Flood Alleviation Scheme
A talk between Asif Khan MBE, Architect and Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London.
 5pm to 6:30pm
 
Designing a Museum for London's Future
London’s first public square was the epicentre for dizzy highs as well as tragic lows. On this tour you’ll meet the larger-than-life figures who left their mark on London.
 7pm to 8pm
 
Covent Garden: A History of Sex & Gin - Look Up London Virtual Walking Tour
 7pm to 8pm
 
Scandalous Mayfair
Illegal marriages, corrupt politicians, dead rock stars, murderous earls, exiled royalty, unjust imprisonment, adulterous Americans, assassinated spys: Mayfair really does have it all!
 7pm to 8pm
 
Scandalous Mayfair virtual tour

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Thursday 25th June


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Join Professor Jackson for Science Breaks: Exploring volcanoes, old and young as he talks about some of his recent research followed by an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with him.
 12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
A presentation on a series of studies that are being carried out among the general population in the Netherlands to test whether smartphone apps can be used to replace surveys in producing official statistics on travel behavior
 6pm to :
 
In this talk, Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum Natasha McEnroe will share a personal reflection of her own working life in different museums, and the variety of disasters she has flinchingly faced, from rats to raw sewage.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
Join Mackenzie Wheeler, the architects of the 2020 CAMRA/Heritage England New Build Pub of the Year, and friends for a chat about why we love pubs, and how they should be designed for the future.
 6:30pm to 7:15pm
 
The Future of the Pub
Photographer and curator Sharon O’Neill gives a virtual tour of a London housing estate built in the 1950s and tells the story of how one architect’s vision of the ‘modern world’ is realised through the homes and the lives of it’s current residents.
 6:45pm to 7:45pm
 
The Power of Home: A 1950s Estate in 2020 Lockdown
In more than a dozen countries technology is already used to track and trace the infection, but how is it used as a state-controlled surveillance tool?
 7pm to :
 

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Friday 26th June


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Join Gary Sheffield live online as he discusses the experiences of Hugo De Pree, a cousin of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, who had a distinguished military career in his own right.
 12pm to :
 
In Haig's Shadow
A discussion analysing the relationships between the architecture of the Cold War with the Italian architectural theories of the second half of the 1900s
 4pm to 7pm
 
The Cultural Power of the Cold War

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Saturday 27th June


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This short talk by resident archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane explores the discovery, conservation and form of this important public building.
 11am to :
 
London’s Roman Amphitheatre: Discovery, Conservation and Form
ReCA’s team, led by founder Arch. Amnon Rechter and Curator Arch. Dana Gordon will conduct three virtual guided tours.
 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Touring Brutalist Tel-Aviv

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Sunday 28th June

Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Monday 29th June


Online events / webinars

This webinar explores cultural responses to the coronavirus pandemic, with specific attention to museums, collections, festivals and art residencies.
 3pm to 4pm
 
Coronavirus and Culture: Virtual Exchanges
For nearly 2,000 years, The City district has been the heart of London. Join Russell to hear it’s story on this virtual London Walk
 7pm to 8pm
 
Old London - the City’s Historic Heart. Virtual Tour

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Tuesday 30th June


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With presentations on issues ranging from London’s digital visibility to the notion of housing as a signifier of social standing, the first panel will examine “power of place” in both geographical and digital terms.
 4pm to 6:30pm
 
Architecture and power: conversations around people and place
Caroline will give you all the tips, tricks and tropes that have helped her become a published author and write books for a living.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Secrets of a bestselling author (for ages 8-80) with Caroline Lawrence
 7pm to 8pm
 
London at War virtual tour
Miri Rubin (Queen Mary), Sarah Salih (King's College) and Jan Miernowski, (University of Wisconsin). Chaired by Robert Mills (UCL)
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
IAS Journal issue launch: We Have Always Been Medieval-Bruno Latour and the Premodern

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Wednesday 1st July

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