The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 6th May.


Top events in London on Thu 6th May 2021


Online events / webinars

This lecture will explore Napoleon‘s life through his interactions with the natural world and a series of gardens that were important to him during the rise and fall of his power.
1pm to 2pm
 
Napoleon: Shadows & Gardens
Should there be a legal duty on the state to be more transparent in sudden and unexpected death cases?
6pm to 7pm
 
Should The State Be More Candid About Sudden Death?
Join Alison Weir on Zoom for a magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Queens of the Crusades - An Online Talk by Alison Weir
Geoffrey Hollis will talk about the 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens – ‘Art and Elegance in Abundance’.
6:30pm to :
 
Festival of Britain 70th Anniversary: Battersea
Join a panel of experts to discuss the recent exciting findings from the LHCb experiment at CERN.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
A new force of nature at the LHC?
A talk about the creation of Laurence Bradshaw’s Karl Marx memorial in Highgate Cemetery.
7pm to :
 
The Marx Memorial Lecture: The Plot For Karl Marx

 

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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 6th May 2021

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
2021-05-06
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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
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
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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