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Top events in London on Fri 2nd Oct 2020

Visitors will see the work in progress on the studio’s British and Scandinavian rug looms, and there will be live weaving demonstrations throughout the day
clock 2pm to 8pm
 
location Bethnal Green
Christabel Balfour Open Studios

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Sun, 4th Oct
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A year-long contemporary art programme of new sculptural, installation, video and textile works by ten artists in one of the capital’s largest wetlands.
Wetlands Unravelled
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Barnes
 Ends on Tue, 6th Oct
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The artist, who worked for more than two decades as a self-employed plumber before discovering glass, has produced a series of highly personal pieces that discuss and investigate the treatment of black people in Britain and the USA.
Blown, Bound and Bold at Vessel Gallery
event time 11am to 5pm
 Notting Hill
 Ends on Thu, 8th Oct
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This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings.
Refugees: Forced to Flee
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 11th Oct
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An exhibition of works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK.
Gauguin and the Impressionists
event time 11am to 4pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 18th Oct
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This exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
event time 11am to 7pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 25th Oct
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By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
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This exhibition reimagines Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery
Atelier Picasso
event time 11am to 5pm
 Mayfair
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
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An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself.
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition
event time 12pm to 3pm
 Twickenham
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
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This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.
George IV: Art & Spectacle
event time 11am to 6:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Sun, 1st Nov
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 2nd October 2020

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour