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Top events in London on Wed 28th Oct 2020


Online events / webinars

A talk about the so-called Great Eruption of Eta Carinae which was for a time in the mid 19th century the third brightest object in the night sky.
 1pm to 2pm
 
Cosmic Vision: Witnessing Fireworks
Professor John Mullan will explore the tradition of factuality in the English novel, ending with the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro and examples of recent auto-fiction.
 6pm to 7pm
 
Convincing Fiction

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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The exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen.
Japan: Courts and Culture
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Sun, 8th Nov
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Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date
Kara Walker
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 8th Nov
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A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar
Andy Warhol
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 15th Nov
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Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 23rd Nov
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Design drawings from the William Morris Gallery collection
Works In Progress
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Ends on Fri, 15th Jan 2021
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This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
event time 11am to 4pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 17th Jan 2021
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The first ever retrospective of one of the most important author-illustrators of all time.
Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 24th Jan 2021
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From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Bags: Inside Out
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 31st Jan 2021
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Showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf gives an unrivalled opportunity to view them in the context of hard interior and exterior architecture as well as carefully designed outdoor spaces amongst mature trees.
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
event time All Day
 Poplar
 Ends on Sun, 31st Jan 2021
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Walking tours of London on Wednesday 28th October 2020

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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City Highlights Guided Walk