The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Sunday 30th May.


Top events in London on Sun 30th May 2021

Learn how to mix clay dug from the borough with local industrial materials to create a unique clay body for brickmaking.
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Victoria Dock
Hands-on Outdoor Brickmaking and Short Performance
The heritage railway at the end of the Central line reopens with steam train services.
10am to 4:30pm
 
North Weald
Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway
Presentations, exhibition, demonstrations of work by contemporary and traditional crafts created or inspired by Japanese craft techniques
10:30am to 5:30pm
 
Poplar
Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival 2021
Learn about the truly Terrible Tudors at Hampton Court Palace
Starts at 12pm
 
East Molesey
Horrible Histories - Live on Stage
Guided tours of one of London's few remaining windmills.
1pm to 4:30pm
 
Brixton
Restarting tours of the Brixton Windmill
Developed over 14yrs, this large garden has a formal layout, with wide mixed herbaceous borders full of colour, surrounded by mature trees, framing sunny lawns, a central box parterre and an Indian pergola.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Lee
Visit a garden - 41 Southbrook Road (Lee)
An extensive garden with mature trees, shrubs and perennials divided into areas.
2pm to 6pm
 
Finchley
Visit a garden - 31 Hendon Avenue (Finchley)
Twilight performances set around a live fired kiln in an industrial courtyard
8pm to 10pm
 
Victoria Dock
Theatre Performances about Brick, Heritage and Living in Newham

 

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
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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 today
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2021-05-30
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 today
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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 today
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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 today
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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
Closes tomorrow
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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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-30
2021-05-30
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
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-30
2021-05-30

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Sunday 30th May 2021

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
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We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
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Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
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Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
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A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 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 guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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The original Art Deco tour of Bloomsbury.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Russell Square
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
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