What's on in Strand over the next 14 days


Events in and around Strand

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Tue 21st AugPaying the Tolls: Glass in Time and the Regulation of the Free Trade State F B
How three delicate glass springs revealed the global extension of nineteenth century capitalism through the repeal of the Corn Laws.
Wed 22nd AugLondon and Beer B
Discover fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London.
Thu 23rd AugCrashed: how a decade of financial crises changed the world B
In this talk Adam Tooze will talk about his new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.
Thu 23rd AugThe House of Beaufort B
Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history.
Sat 25th AugSmithfield 150 F
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Cost: 0)
Sun 26th AugLondon on Wheels: a Story of Women’s Suffrage B
Take a Routemaster bus for a tour around the capital, following in the footsteps of some of the major players in the suffrage movement.
Sun 26th AugSmithfield 150 F
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Cost: 0)
Wed 29th AugBook Talk: Nazi Exhibition Design & Modernism F B
Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series.
Thu 30th AugGin tasting at Dr Johnson's House B
A suitably 18th-century evening sampling a range of 6 premium gins.
Fri 31st AugThe River Thames: Myths and Legends - Storytelling with George Hoyle B
George Hoyle who is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter will through song and storytelling bring to life these urban legends of Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths and votive offerings to Father Thames.
Sun 2nd SepMonthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Cost: 5)
Mon 3rd Sep Cromwell Day F
Each year on the anniversary of Cromwell's death, an annual service of commemoration is held by the statue that stands by the Palace of Westminster. (Cost: 0)
Mon 3rd SepTotally Thames 2018 - In conversation with Ben Aaronovitch B
An opportunity to hear from London born and bred writer Ben Aaronovitch who wrote the hugely successful, Sunday Times best-selling urban fantasy crime fiction series Rivers of London.
Mon 3rd SepMore, Better, Together: How can we achieve a step change to giving in London? F B
Launch of a report into boosting philanthropy in London to ensure that those who can, give, while those in need get the support they need.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 20th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Tue 21st AugSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 21st AugThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Thu 23rd AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Sat 25th AugHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 25th AugExplore our Library and Archives - free every Saturday F B
If you're interested in your family history, come and see all the records we hold.
Sun 26th AugThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 27th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Tue 28th AugSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 28th AugThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Thu 30th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Sat 1st SepFree Tutorial - beginning to use family history websites F B
We offer tutorials to help you effectively use the internet and the genealogy websites.
Sat 1st SepHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sun 2nd SepThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 3rd SepWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Mon 20th Aug3 Day Felt Masterclass for Families B
On the first day we will get an introduction to the material, get a feeling for it, and get to know its’ properties
Thu 23rd AugHistory and Treasures of Guildhall Library B
Join our librarians to learn about the history of Guildhall Library, tour the building (including behind the scenes) and view some of the library’s treasures
Thu 23rd AugFamily Activity - The Dean's Tour of Southwark Cathedral B
Join The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this family friendly tour around Southwark Cathedral
Fri 24th AugHighlights tour for Members B
Explore the British Museum's treasures and learn more about your Membership benefits with an illuminating 90-minute tour
Mon 27th AugElectronic Resources B
This session is aimed at people who would like to learn about our biographical, family history and London digital resources
Wed 29th AugGovernment Art Collection lunchtime tour - 29 August 2018 B
You can visit our London premises by booking onto one of our tours
Wed 29th AugAugust RANT Forum B
RANT is back with a classic forum sponsored by award-winning IT training company “Skillsoft”
Wed 29th AugNew London Neighbourhood Tour - West End B
World famous for its theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects
Wed 29th AugEvening Guided Tour of Southwark Cathedral B
Enjoy the quiet of Southwark Cathedral in the evening by attending this history tour
Thu 30th AugTwo Cockney Poets B
Although born within four years and a mile of one another, John Keats and Thomas Hood, two Cockney poets, had very different lives and careers
Thu 30th AugCrime Science versus Crime Fiction: exploding the myths B
Crime fiction is now officially the most popular genre in the world
Mon 3rd SepGlobal Forensics in the 21st Century - King's Forensics Inaugural Symposium B
“Global Forensics in the 21st Century”: the King’s Forensics Symposium is a two day event being held on 3rd and 4th September 2018 at Bush House, King’s College London

 

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