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


Top events in London on Thu 8th Oct 2020


Online events / webinars

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
 

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
11am to 5pm
Notting Hill
Closing soon Thu, 8th Oct
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Explore the intricate ceramic map making of artist, ceramicist and cartographer Loraine Rutt at her South London studio.
Behind the Scenes in a Globe Maker’s Studio
12pm to 5pm
Peckham
Closing soon Sat, 10th Oct
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A ground-breaking, first commercial gallery exhibition of the work of an artificially intelligent artist.
Do Robots Dream of Electric Bees?
12pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sat, 10th Oct
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This exhibition showcases works by graduating students from London’s leading fine art schools.
London Grads Now
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 11th Oct
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An annual outdoor exhibition of sculptures within Regent's Park.
Frieze Sculpture
All Day
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 18th 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
11am to 4pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 18th Oct
2020-10-08
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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
11am to 7pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 25th Oct
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R.I.P Germain’s Dead Yard explores multiple forms of death and mourning relating to the artist's personal experiences and the ongoing viscerality of Black life in the UK.
R.I.P. Germain: Dead Yard
11am to 5:45pm
Islington
Closing soon Sun, 25th Oct
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This open-air exhibition features images from religious services to reveal the Square Mile’s diverse spiritual life that stretches out into many faiths.
Faith in the City of London
All Day
City of London
Closing soon Wed, 28th 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
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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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
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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
2020-10-08
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

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
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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
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London Magic Tour

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
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