Things to do in London in February 2019

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Events in London in February 2019

The IanVisits guide to Februarys unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Friday 1st Feb

Explore the position and role of women in the Anglo-Saxon period with distinguished historian Jinty Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at King's College London and specialist in the field of women and gender in Anglo-Saxon times.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-01
2019-02-01

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Saturday 2nd Feb

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2019-02-02
2019-02-02

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Sunday 3rd Feb

Watch a procession of clowns arriving for their annual church service.
 3pm to :
 
 Hackney
2019-02-03
2019-02-03

Annual clown's church service

Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-02-03
2019-02-03

Gatton Park monthly open day

A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-02-03
2019-02-03

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Monday 4th Feb

 7pm to 9pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-04
2019-02-04
This lecture will explore Ruskin’s distinctive genius in evocative word- painting as he celebrates and critiques Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
2019-02-04
2019-02-04
Understand how to ‘hack’ work and be the best you with Saj Jetha, founder of the multi-award winning The Smarty Train and author of The Smarts: Big Little Hacks to Take You a Long Way at Work.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-04
2019-02-04

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Tuesday 5th Feb

Explore some of the most intriguing diaries of the last 100 years
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-05
2019-02-05
Peter Ross, Principal Librarian at Guildhall Library, reviews the evidence in the hunt for a true likeness of William Shakespeare.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-02-05
2019-02-05

Shakespeare’s Portraits

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Wednesday 6th Feb

Using contemporary print and theatre, this lecture will discuss how England and Englishness was defined, even as the boundaries between the home and the world became increasingly diffuse.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-02-06
2019-02-06

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Thursday 7th Feb

Medieval history has been, and continues to be, used and abused in support of nationalist causes and beliefs about racial origins.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-07
2019-02-07
The panel considers the implications of Brexit on other countries, as well as how our friends overseas are fundamental to securing a smooth transition.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-07
2019-02-07
Beverley Cook, Curator of Social & Working History at the Museum of London will reveal some of these remarkable images that so evocatively capture the spirit of those who fought so bravely to achieve votes for women.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-02-07
2019-02-07

The Suffrage photographs of Christina Broom, 1908-1913

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Friday 8th Feb

An evocative and candid reflection on the life of Britain's most successful bookseller
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-08
2019-02-08
Listen to how Lawrence’s obsession with Concorde began as a child and his ever-growing collection of Concorde memorabilia now encompasses around seven hundred items.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-02-08
2019-02-08

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Saturday 9th Feb

An exclusive visit to the rarely open Victorian Pet Cemetery, the first public pet cemetery in Britain, and a chance to discover the dark histories of Hyde Park.
 Starts at 10:30am
 
 Paddington
2019-02-09
2019-02-09
Discover how Edward Johnston, the man behind London Underground’s typeface and the iconic roundel, changed passenger journeys forever.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-02-09
2019-02-09

Johnston Journeys tour

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Sunday 10th Feb

Fiona traces her life dealing with anxiety and the subsequent depression, and how a digital life helped her find her community, find her voice, find herself.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-10
2019-02-10

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Monday 11th Feb

Emerging technologies are redefining the ways in which we interact, work and do business. Hear how our panel built their businesses around bold ideas using digital innovation to transform our daily lives.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-11
2019-02-11

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Tuesday 12th Feb

£12.00
Explore its creation, contents and hidden stories with Chris Lewis (Kings College London), Juergen Vervoorst (Head of Collection Care, the National Archives) and historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-12
2019-02-12
Judith Robinson and Scott Pack take you on a tour of world literature in the company of some rather splendid cats.
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-12
2019-02-12
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the bestselling ‘Chile: Travels in a Thin Country’, Sara joins us for an illustrated talk about Chile then and now.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Soho
2019-02-12
2019-02-12

25 years of 'Chile: Travels in a Thin Country' with Sara Wheeler

The story of Anne Boleyn has been retold over the centuries, and her father, Thomas, is often portrayed as a grasping courtier who sacrificed his daughters to the royal bedchamber...but there is more to the story.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-02-12
2019-02-12

Among The Wolves of Court: the Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn

What will out future cities look like? How will transport system work, how will people move around, and how will we supply them with energy and remove their waste?
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
2019-02-12
2019-02-12
In this lecture, we will examine the phenomenon of computer vision, show how to build a computer vision system and discuss the expectations for the future.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-02-12
2019-02-12

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Wednesday 13th Feb

A talk about the rivalry between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-02-13
2019-02-13

Rival Queens: Kate Williams

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Thursday 14th Feb

Christopher de Hamel discusses Matthew Parker (1504-1575), the former Archbishop of Canterbury who gathered a library of many of the oldest books in England in order to demonstrate the distinctive Englishness of the the reformed Church
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-14
2019-02-14
Make a date with UCL Mechanical Engineering for another stimulating and entertaining live theatre showcase, as we share our passion for research, our dedication to innovation and yes, our abiding love for engineering.
 6pm to 8pm
 
2019-02-14
2019-02-14

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Friday 15th Feb

Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, in conversation with George Monbiot, explores how the technologies designed for human connection risk becoming agents of isolation and repression
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-15
2019-02-15

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Saturday 16th Feb

Learn to make simple coil baskets from grasses.
 Starts at 10am
 
 Paddington
2019-02-16
2019-02-16

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Monday 18th Feb

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-02-18
2019-02-18
Free
Explore the philosophy behind all things doping, competing, and cheating.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-18
2019-02-18

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Tuesday 19th Feb

Wade into the (dangerous) old debate as Lynne Truss chairs a panel of authors discussing their favourite pets and the role they play in their works and literary lives.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-19
2019-02-19
The findings of the Cassini mission will be described as well as some of the other surprising discoveries made during the orbital tour at Saturn
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-02-19
2019-02-19
Come along and find out more about the making of these iconic spaces. Part of the Year of Engineering
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-02-19
2019-02-19

The Building of London's Mainline Stations

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Wednesday 20th Feb

Dr Jessica Nelson will talk about Domesday’s life over the past nine centuries; its uses, and anecdotes from its later life in the Public Record Office.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Richmond
2019-02-20
2019-02-20

Domesday in the Public Record

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Thursday 21st Feb

In this talk Professor Rose will highlight the positive and negative aspects of working at both projects, and focus on the extent to which regional, national, and global developments have shaped research agendas
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-02-21
2019-02-21
Candlelit storytelling and live music by George Hoyle.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-02-21
2019-02-21

London Dreamtime presents: Missing Histories of Southwark Cathedral

An evening celebrating the beloved works of PG Wodehouse, from Blandings to Jeeves and Wooster.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-21
2019-02-21
A novelist, a science writer and a population health specialist discuss the social impact of pandemics through time, and how virus, quarantine and contagion continue to inspire our dystopian literary imaginations.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-21
2019-02-21

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Friday 22nd Feb

Damian Barr hosts an evening of conversation, poetry, stories and author readings from a range of special guests, including Sarah Waters and Juno Dawson, to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic bookshop, Gay’s the Word.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-22
2019-02-22
John Boughton will give a talk on the history of London’s council housing based on his new book
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-02-22
2019-02-22

Municipal Dreams

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Saturday 23rd Feb

See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-02-23
2019-02-23

Monthly Depot Discovery tours

£20.00
With a new wave of Japanese fiction hitting UK bookshelves, join us to meet the best new writers alongside translators and contemporary artists at this annual event.
 11am to 5:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-23
2019-02-23

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Sunday 24th Feb

Annual show of teddy bears for sale, and for maintenance.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Kensington
2019-02-24
2019-02-24

Hugglets Winter BearFest 2019

Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-02-24
2019-02-24
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-02-24
2019-02-24

Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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Monday 25th Feb

What does it mean to be a speaker of one of the UK’s several non-English indigenous languages?
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-25
2019-02-25
This documentary allows for Acrassicauda, the first Iraqi heavy metal band, to tell that story through the lens of everyday citizens.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-25
2019-02-25
A century after the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, this session will reappraise the peace settlement that followed the First World War.
 1pm to 2:15pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-25
2019-02-25

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Tuesday 26th Feb

We explore the human fascination with cats, what it tells us about humans and the structure of the internet itself.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-26
2019-02-26
As technology and media continue to change our society at a rapid rate, what are the implications for our privacy, democracy and role as citizens?
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-26
2019-02-26

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Wednesday 27th Feb

After Rachel demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring puppets to life, we will discuss how her expertise in dexterity, team-working and preparation for performance can shed light on the world of surgery.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-02-27
2019-02-27
Join a panel of entrepreneurs and innovation experts to discuss how we can tackle the world’s biggest problems in innovative ways to benefit society.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Holborn
2019-02-27
2019-02-27

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Thursday 28th Feb

£10.00
The stories of ten Africans and their paths through Tudor and Stuart England are traced in this new book, in which Dr Miranda Kaufmann uncovers a rich array of detail about their daily lives and how they were treated.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-02-28
2019-02-28

Black Tudors

The story of ‘the first modern lesbian’ is told by Jill Liddington, Angela Steidele and guests
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-28
2019-02-28
Come and explore some maritime stories from our rich and varied resources for Merchant Navy history, with Jeanie Smith, Assistant Librarian.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-02-28
2019-02-28

Workshop: Adventures at Sea

'Future Cities' teases out the links between speculation and practice, exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities – submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined and salvaged.
 6pm to 8pm
 
2019-02-28
2019-02-28

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