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August 2018

August 2018 Pub Night

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

Everyone is 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. There is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. To find us, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips, including a drink, for under ten pounds. Other…

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Meet a Scientist

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road
London, NW1 1AT United Kingdom
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What is life in a science lab really like? Two scientists employed at the Francis Crick Institute are leaving the lab and popping into the Manby Gallery to share insights into what they do and demonstrate historical and modern day scientific equipment. Bring your curiosity, have a chat and get hands-on with the handling collection! Meet a Scientist runs throughout the current exhibition, Deconstructing Patterns. Free public event. Drop in at any time during the session! The Francis Crick Institute is a…

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Southwark Cathedral Photography Evening

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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£10

This summer Southwark Cathedral invites all amateur and professional photographers to spend an evening taking photos of the interior of the cathedral lit by candlelight. This is a rare chance to photograph the cathedral as it would have been lit in the past. Please note that no equipment is being provided, so please bring what you need – tripods are welcome! All photographs taken on the day are for personal use only. Further information

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London and Beer

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road
London, EC1R 0HB United Kingdom
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Free

A London Metropolitan Archives lecture This presentation explores fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London, using the extensive collections of the London Metropolitan Archives. More information, and to reserve free tickets The London Metropolitan Archives are home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. They run a wide selection of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events, and you can find out more about these as well as…

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Crashed

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Free

How a decade of financial crises changed the world In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers  shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed – through greed, malice and incompetence – to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.…

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Mad Science Gone Right

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Operating Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom
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£12

With no anaesthesia to dull the pain and no antiseptics to stop infection, operations in the past were a terrible ordeal and many surgeries ended in the patient's death. However sometimes, a resilient and lucky patient with a daring surgeon could survive even the most experimental of operations! As part of the Life Series, this talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age where – against all expectations -…

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Smithfield 150

August 25 - August 26
Smithfield Market London, EC1A 9PS United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

London’s Biggest Birthday Party This August Bank Holiday weekend Culture Mile presents Smithfield 150 – reviving the spirit of the original Bartholomew’s Fair, the forerunner to the August public holiday we enjoy today. The two-day event celebrates the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Market, with a free family friendly extravaganza of music, food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Have a cocktail at the Roller Disco, dance at the main stage, be disgusted by London’s gory past with Horrible Histories, watch…

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Notting Hill Carnival 2018

August 26 - August 27
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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Pavane

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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St Martin in the Fields lunchtime concert featuring Paul Higgs This performance is based on Pavane, Paul’s critically acclaimed album of original compositions, an exquisite, atmospheric, melody-rich fusion of jazz and classical music. Paul has never felt restricted by musical boundaries and in Pavane he combines the freedom of jazz with the rich sonorities of classical music. The pieces are in song form in a classical style with an emphasis on melody and counterpoint, but with the unmistakable beat of…

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Great Escapes

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The story of MI9’s secret maps A National Archives lecture How did prisoners of war make their escape through occupied territory? In 1939, MI9, a newly-established intelligence branch of the War Office, was charged with organising the escape and evasion of British military personnel. Maps were identified as the basic need for any successful escaper and so began a huge map production programme. Dr Barbara Bond draws on The National Archives’ collection of WWII escape and evasion maps previously held by…

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September 2018

Totally Thames 2018

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 2018. Planned events include arts festivals, community events, concerts, exhibitions, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. Further Information

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Why Public Spaces Matter

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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A British Library lecture by Amanda Levete CBE What makes good public space? And how can architects design public spaces that allow these exchanges to happen? Part of the lecture series between between UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) and the British Library on Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose in 21st Century Capitalism, this lecture explores the role of our institutions in the creation of public space. Can they be risk takers in a risk-averse world? And how can we persuade them…

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La Strada

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom
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Free

Screening of Federico Fellini’s classic road movie Fellini's Oscar-winning masterpiece, La Strada (1954), tells the story of the enchanting Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), who is sold by her mother to the brutal strongman Zampano (Anthony Quinn) in order to take part in his circus act. She learns to play the trumpet and perform a clown act, but she is simultaneously beaten and abused by Zampano. Upon their travels through impoverished Italy, Gelsomina encounters 'Il Matto' – ' The Fool' (Richard Basehart), a gentle,…

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Mary Wollstonecraft Open Day

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, Camden Town
London, NW1 1UL United Kingdom
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St Pancras Old Church is organising an open day to celebrate Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) who lived in Somers Town and is buried in its churchyard. This English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as…

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September 2018 Pub Night

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

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. 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, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips,…

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The Bishops who built Fulham Palace

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, Fulham
London, SW6 6EA United Kingdom
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Join the curator of Fulham Palace, Miranda Poliakoff, as she examines the fascinating mixture of architectural styles showcased in the building. Evolved over seven centuries, today’s ‘patchwork palace’ reflects the many different bishops who have lived here. During the talk, Miranda discusses their tastes, their vision, the architects they employed and the (often expensive) alterations that resulted. From around 700, when the site was acquired by Bishop Waldhere, it served as a bishop’s residence for over 12 centuries. It was…

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The Music Scholars of Eton College

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster
London, SW1P 3HA United Kingdom
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£5

This concert showcases thirteen senior music scholars in their final year at Eton College, and is a rare opportunity to hear these advanced musicians, from one of the most famous schools in the world, giving a public recital outside Eton. Conductor – Tim Johnson Tickets: £5.00 + transaction fee Further information Eton College St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA. The magnificent church of St John’s Smith Square is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture and…

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Open House London 2018

September 22 - September 23
Free

Open House London, the capital’s greatest festival of architecture and design, takes place again on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018. 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…

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October 2018

October 2018 Pub Night

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

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. 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, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips,…

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