The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 8th October.


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Top events in London on Thu 8th Oct 2020


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Join Professor Gareth Collins for Science Breaks: The dinosaur-dooming asteroid and how we stop the next one.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Science Breaks: The dinosaur-dooming asteroid and how we stop the next one
This talk by Pete Smith tells the story of his close and often fraught collaboration with a range of talented artists, and points to the detailed clues in their illustrations that a modern reader might easily miss.
2pm to 3pm
 
Dickens & His Illustrators
Anna Garvey is a tattoo artist with 15 years experience. One of her specialist fields is post-mastectomy tattooing.
6pm to 7pm
 
Embellish and Empower: Post-Mastectomy Tattooing
In this talk, learn about some of the challenges faced by overhead line engineers and how a rebranding exercise could help to repair the reputational damage incurred from some more recent projects.
7pm to 9pm
 

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closes tomorrow
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes tomorrow
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closes tomorrow
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
An exhibition that celebrates the breadth, diversity and qualities of craft, and includes numerous craft objects made in the UK over the course of the last 50 years.
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
All Day
Islington
Closes tomorrow
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2020-10-08
2020-10-08

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 8th October 2020

Join us for a talk around NLA's giant model of central London, bringing the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.
 12pm to 12:30pm
 
 Euston
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Join us for a talk around NLA's giant model of central London, bringing the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.
 12pm to 12:30pm
 
 Euston
2020-10-08
2020-10-08

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 8th October 2020

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-10-08
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This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2020-10-08
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A walk through London’s magical history, from medieval witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists past and present with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide... and magician.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Whitehall
2020-10-08
2020-10-08
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2020-10-08
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