The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 15th October.


Top events in London on Thu 15th Oct 2020

Visit Strawberry Hill at twilight and experience the home of the author of the first Gothic novel.
Starts at 7pm
 
Twickenham
Gothic Twilight Tours

Online events / webinars

Join Professor Cristina Lo Celso as she discusses her efforts in stem cell biology in the bloody battle against leukaemia.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Exploring the City of London’s involvement in the festivities of the Regent's Canal.
2pm to 3pm
 
Regents Canal: Pushing the Boat Out
Professor Vidya Dehejia examines the divine goddesses of Tantra and the visually stunning temple complexes that were built in their honour across India.
3pm to 4pm
 
Vidya Dehejia on the Yoginis: goddesses of Tantra
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, the new Director of V&A East, tells the story of how that resistance came to inspire the creation of some of the most dynamic artistic practice of the modern age.
6pm to 7pm
 
Silence, and the Dynamising of African Creative Resistance
Discover how type and design connect people to ideas, culture, and each other
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
How Type Drives Culture
Sudhir Hazareesingh speaks to Isabelle Dupuy about his new biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.
7pm to 8pm
 
Black Spartacus

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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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This exhibition reimagines Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery
Atelier Picasso
11am to 5pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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Free  
Annual exhibition of glassworks by Peter Layton
Evolution
11am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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An exhibition of Grayson Perry works inspired by his TV series on Channel 4
Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship
10am to 5:30pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
2020-10-15
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A major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum by the artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell.
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
11am to 4pm
Holborn
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 15th 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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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
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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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