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August 2019

Notting Hill Carnival 2019

August 25 - August 26
Notting Hill, Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3HT United Kingdom
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This celebration of Caribbean culture is Europe’s biggest street festival. It has been taking place on the August bank holiday since 1964, showcasing London’s rich multicultural heritage. The festivities take place in the London W10 postcode area, around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. The tube stations at Notting Hill Gate, Royal Oak and Westbourne Park will be very busy, and exit-only at certain periods. You are advised to use High Street Kensington, Queen’s Park, Shepherd’s Bush, Holland Park,…

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Open Days at the Supreme Court

August 27 - August 28
The Supreme Court, Parliament Square
London, SW1P 3BD United Kingdom
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Come and explore the highest court in the land! The Supreme Court hosts several Open Days throughout the summer months. These events are completely free. Tuesday 27th August and Wednesday 28th August 9.30am - 4.30pm. Programme highlights on these special days: • Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building's extensive artwork collection. • Explore rarely seen parts of the building which are not normally on show, including the magnificent triple-height Library, which is a hidden gem not usually open…

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September 2019

Totally Thames 2019

September 1 - September 30

Totally Thames is an annual festival which takes place along the banks of the River Thames. This month-long celebration lasts from the 1st to the 30th September 2019. Planned events include arts festivals, community events, concerts, exhibitions, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. Further information on the Totally Thames website

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Kingston Carnival 2019

September 1
Kingston Market Place, Kingston upon Thames
London, KT1 1JH United Kingdom
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On Sunday 1st September the sounds and colours from across the world fill the beautiful Ancient Market Place as Kingston welcomes Carnival for a celebration of the borough’s cultural diversity. The procession features spectacular costumes and wonderful groups showcasing local communities, music, culture and food. Further information at Kingston First Photographs © William Cheung

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Angel Canal Festival 2019

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
City Road Lock, Graham Street
London, N1 8JX United Kingdom
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The Angel Canal Festival has been taking place for over thirty years on the Regent’s Canal in Islington, on the first Sunday of September. Based around the City Road Lock, Basin and Towpath, it features boat trips, kayaking, pedalos, craft stalls, refreshments, live music, Punch and July performances and street theatre. Free of charge – No need to book, just turn up on the day! City Road Lock, Graham Street, London N1 8JX Further information at the Canal and River…

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Illuminated River Boat Tours

September 5 @ 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
London Bridge City Pier, South Bank
London, SE12QE United Kingdom
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£6

The first four bridges of Illuminated River, the public art commission to light up the bridges of the Thames at night, are now lit. Join official City Guides and experts from Historic England, as they take you on a journey under London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges. Illuminated River is an ambitious, new public art commission which will transform the capital at night, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames. Once complete, it will be the longest…

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Waxing lyrical

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4AD United Kingdom
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£7.50

The joy of medieval and early modern seals A National Archives talk by Dr Paul Dryburgh The National Archives hold thousands of wax seals dating from the 11th to 20th centuries. Before the signature became the most commonly accepted method of validating and authenticating a record, the seal – produced by the making of a personal, often artistic, mark in a soft material by the use of a hard, engraved negative – held sway. Even as the signature began to…

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Open Day at the Upminster Tithe Barn

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Upminster Title Barn, Hall Lane
Upminster, RM14 1AU United Kingdom
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The Upminster Tithe Barn is a small museum located in Hall Lane, Upminster RM14 1AU, in the London Borough of Havering. The thatched barn, which dates from 1450, was part of an estate associated with Waltham Abbey. The Abbott’s hunting lodge next door was later converted to a private house, and is now home to Upminster Golf Club. It wasn’t until 1976 that the barn was refurbished and then opened as an agricultural museum. The Museum of Nostagia Today it is…

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Crusaders

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£15

A British Library lecture by Dan Jones Listen as Dan Jones tells the three-hundred-year story of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought across the high medieval period. Drawing on his new book Crusaders, Dan Jones tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, characterised by both low ambition and high principle. These are events that have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West. Dan Jones…

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September 2019 Pub Night

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Please note that we have moved back to the Liberty Bounds You are cordially invited to our monthly pub night, which is due to take place at the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. The Liberty Bounds has been refurbished, and now boasts an additional 40 tables. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. To find us,…

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The Thames and its Mysteries

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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A Guildhall Library lecture by City Guide Robert Stephenson This illustrated presentation delves into the unique and curious history of the Thames from the past to the present. London’s river has been a focus for sacred rites and popular superstition since ancient times. Items covered will include the ritual deposition of artefacts, legends, ghosts, Cleopatra's Needle, Deadman's Hole, the execution of pirates and modern murders, plus river ceremonial and customs. Part of Totally Thames 2019 that runs from 1-30 September…

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Ensemble Molière at St James’s Piccadilly

September 13 @ 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm
St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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The Wind of Change Free lunchtime recital Named after the great French playwright Molière, Ensemble Molière is an early music ensemble based in London, focusing on French baroque music. Its young members hope to capture the theatre of French baroque music in their performances and bring often-neglected works to new audiences. PERFORMERS Alice Earll – baroque violin Kate Conway – viola da gamba Satoko Doi-Luck – harpsichord with Lauren Lodge-Campbell – soprano PROGRAMME Jacques Duphly - Ouverture (from Troisième livre…

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St Alfege Church gallery tours

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street
London, SE10 9BJ United Kingdom
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Visit the atmospheric Hawksmoor church of St Alfege in Greenwich and get a chance to visit the galleries which are not always open to the public. St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, was taken hostage by the Danes after they burnt down his cathedral during a raid on the city. They took him to Greenwich, hoping to ransom him for 3,000 gold marks, a huge sum of money. St Alfege refused to be ransomed, knowing it could mean starvation for many…

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The Great River Race 2019

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

London’s Great River Race is a spectacular rowing challenge up the River Thames. It attracts over 330 traditional boats from all over the world, including gigs, skiffs, cutters, currachs, jolly boats, naval whalers, Chinese dragon boats, Hawaiian war canoes, Viking longships, shallops, skerries, wherries and many, many more. Starting from Millwall Slipway at 11.20am, the race covers a 22 mile course. The leading boat is expected to cross the finish line, below Ham House in Richmond, at around 2.30pm. All Thames bridges,…

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Alberto Portugheis at St Martin’s

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Alberto Portugheis and the Orfeas String Quartet Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields PERFORMERS Alberto Portugheis – piano Orfeas String Quartet Orpheus Leander – violin Ayako Yamazaki – violin Yohei Nakajima – viola Idlir Shyti – cello PROGRAMME César Franck – Piano Quintet in F minor Pianist and pedagogue Alberto Portugheis was born in La Plata, Argentina, to parents of Russian and Romanian descent. His international career began after winning First Prize at the Geneva Concours de Virtuosité.…

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Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 3

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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10 out of 10: A Royal Academy of Music concert series This is the first concert (of five) in a series presenting Beethoven’s complete sonatas for violin and piano, exploring the development of his style from the early compositions of 1797-8, when he made his living as a virtuoso pianist, to the monumental final sonata of 1812, as he struggled to come to terms with his deafness. PERFORMERS Ana-Lavinia Vlad and Alim Beisembayev Sangbin Jung and Kira Frolu PROGRAMME Beethoven…

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James I: The Court at Play

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Simon Thurley CBE Before he became King of England in 1603 James I had never set foot in an English royal palace. What he found when he did was a mixed blessing: he may have liked the grandeur and riches, but he hated the stuffy formality. His answer was to create an entirely new sort of country residence devoted to hunting, reading and relaxation with his male favourites. Architecturally incoherent these places may have…

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Graffiti Tour of Southwark Cathedral

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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£10

Led by graffiti researcher Crystal Hollis Medieval and historic graffiti can be found in churches, cathedrals, and other buildings all over the country, but did you know there are examples in Southwark Cathedral? Learn how to find graffiti and what they tell us about the people of the past! Following the 1.5 hour tour there will be time for questions and discussion of all things historic graffiti in a local pub. It is recommended you bring a small torch or…

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Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Nos 6 and 9

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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10 out of 10: A Royal Academy of Music concert series This is the second concert (of five) in a series presenting Beethoven’s complete sonatas for violin and piano, exploring the development of his style from the early compositions of 1797-8, when he made his living as a virtuoso pianist, to the monumental final sonata of 1812, as he struggled to come to terms with his deafness. PERFORMERS Magdalina Vutova and Mateusz Duda Jure Smirnov Oštir and Dian Wu PROGRAMME…

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Open House London 2019

September 21 - September 22
Free

Open House London, the capital’s greatest festival of architecture and design, returns on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019. This annual event is a truly city-wide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where Londoners live and work. Everyone is invited to experience, explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. It is a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of the capital’s amazing architecture with hundreds of buildings of all kinds opening their doors, plus…

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Dancing by the Light of the Moon

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Barnes, Church Road
London, SW13 9HL United Kingdom
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A show about Britain’s best-loved poetry, hand-picked by Giles Brandreth Gyles Brandreth, Barnes resident, former MP, One Show reporter, Just A Minute star, and author of the best-selling word-lovers companion, Have you eaten, Grandma? has a passion for poetry. His new book Dancing by the Light of the Moon is both a celebration of the best-loved poems in the English language and a unique guide to the value and power of learning poetry by heart. With the secrets of how…

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Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Nos 7 and 8

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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10 out of 10: A Royal Academy of Music concert series This is the third concert (of five) in a series presenting Beethoven’s complete sonatas for violin and piano, exploring the development of his style from the early compositions of 1797-8, when he made his living as a virtuoso pianist, to the monumental final sonata of 1812, as he struggled to come to terms with his deafness. PERFORMERS Madeleine Pickering and Mihály Berecz Jack Greed and Hanzhi Zhang PROGRAMME Beethoven…

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The Future of Quantum Computing

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IMAX Theatre at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Quantum computers represent a new way to process information. Might they be able to crack what are currently thought to be unbreakable codes and answer unanswerable questions? Quantum computing represents a paradigm shift in computing technology. Answers that lie beyond the reach of current ‘classical’ computers may soon be within our grasp. Quantum computers should offer the ability to process information in a way that allows us to model complex chemical processes, such as the way that drugs work in…

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The Well-Tempered Clavier

September 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2B United Kingdom
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Part of the RCM Music and Ideas series Terence Charlston performs from the second book of Bach’s The Well-tempered Clavier and considers how this canonic work might have been played by the composer and his contemporaries. At the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Tickets free, but booking required. Telephone 020 7591 4300 Further information on the Royal College of Music website

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The lives of Jack the Ripper’s victims

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4AD United Kingdom
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A National Archives talk by Hallie Rubenhold Though they never met, five women – Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane – are bound together in history and fate. All brutally murdered in 1888, their killer was never officially identified. But the character created by the press in the absence of conviction – ‘Jack the Ripper’ – has long overshadowed any of the victims. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, but what if virtually…

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