Free events in London February 2014

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Free events in London in February

Our guide to free events in London during February 2014.

 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Life drawing, at the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery What better place is there to sit down and draw, than in the National Portrait Gallery? Join this artist-led class, and practice your drawing skills.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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The Great War in Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery With the centenary of the First World War coming up this year, the National Portrait Gallery will be putting on a timely exhibition of "Great War Portraits". The exhibition will look at the different roles, experiences and destinies of those caught up in the conflict.
Boris Johnson at City Hall, London
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Mayor’s Question Time, at City Hall

City Hall Once a month the 25 London Assembly members gather together to grill the Mayor of London (Boris Johnson) about his policies, and Boris is one of the few politicians that people will happily sit and watch. City Hall is a stone's throw from Tower Bridge, and is home to the London Assembly.
Billy Bragg at London School of Economics, London
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Billy Bragg — The Progressive Patriot

London School of Economics Best known as a musician, Billy Bragg is also a left-wing activist who campaigns on many issues including anti-racism, prison reform and electoral reform. His book, "The Progressive Patriot", asks whether it is possible to be both progressive and patriotic at the same time.
 at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
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See Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight

Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Once a month you get the opportunity to see it by candlelight -- for free!
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. They feature everything from solo pianists and violinists, to string quartets and vocal groups.
 at National Gallery, London
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Curator’s lunchtime talk, at the National Gallery

to National Gallery This free lunchtime talk is a great way to wile away half-an-hour of your time, which fits perfectly into your lunch break. The talk may focus on one particular painting in the Gallery, or take you through one of the rooms. The subject will be chosen by the curator.
 at Trafalgar Square, London
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Trafalgar Square Get down to Chinatown and celebrate the Year of the Horse! Last year more than 500,000 people descended on the capital for the traditional New Year celebrations, which this year will be marked by a spectacular parade with paper-mache lions, fire-breathing dragons and oriental dancers making their way from Trafalgar Square to Chinatown and back again.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Sunday organ recitals, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral puts on a regular program of Organ Recitals on Sunday afternoon. They last for half-an-hour and are free to attend.
 at National Gallery, London
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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

to National Gallery "The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings side-by-side. One is owned by the National Gallery, and the other comes from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This will be the first time that they have been shown together for 65 years.
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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British drawings, from 1600 to the present day

to V&A This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

to Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC's 'Sky At Night' magazine to launch the annual "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. The small exhibition includes images of stars, swirling nebulae and deep space.
 at Hampstead Observatory, London
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory is a very small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London during February?

Charles Dickens Museum, by candlelightFebruary 2014Transport yourself back to the Victorian era and experience Charles Dickens’ beautifully restored home by candlelight. You will be able to see the beautifully furnished interiors, and the desk where Dickens penned many of his best works.

Spitting Image: From Start to FinishFebruary 2014The Cartoon Museum will be celebrating one of TV’s most iconic shows, with an exhibition of cartoons, caricatures and puppets from “Spitting Image”. All of the most memorable characters will be there, including Maggie, John Major, Michael Jackson… and the a few familiar Royal faces.

Norman Stevens — Selected PrintsFebruary 2014Norman Stevens trained as a painter alongside John Loker, David Hockney and David Oxtoby, and became a master of printmaking in the early 1970s. His prints make great use of colour, light and shade to create powerful and haunting effects.

Guided walk: London during the BlitzFebruary 2014The Museum of London is laying on a guided walk around some of the sites that suffered during the Blitz, and you’ll learn how the modern City arose from the flames.

Walk in Hyde Park — Wintry WaterFebruary 2014This guided walk will introduce you to Hyde Park’s waterways, from the elegant Serpentine lake to the hidden underground rivers and reservoirs. You will learn how water has been used in the park through history, from ancient monastic fish ponds to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

Explore London’s Roman FortFebruary 2014Enjoy a short tour of the remains of the western gate of London’s Roman military fort, located beneath the streets around the Museum. The fort stood in the north-west corner of a huge wall that surrounded Londinium around 200 AD, and was re-discovered in 1956.

“Good People”, with Imelda StauntonFebruary 2014When single-mother Margie loses yet another job she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. When she hears that an old boyfriend is doing well in town, she decides to corner him — with very unexpected results.

Richard Herring — “Meaning of Life”February 2014Richard Herring’s “Meaning of Life” show will tackle one of life’s big questions each month: Is there a God? What happens when we die? Why are we here? And is there really good and evil? Herring will offer his own outrageous, taboo-busting comedy on the subject, and will also attempt to provide some genuine insights with the help of expert interviews.

Romantic landscapes from Britain and GermanyFebruary 2014The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition called “A Dialogue with Nature”, which explores the golden age of Romantic landscapes in Britain and Germany between 1760 and 1840. The exhibition will feature 26 drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by the likes of Turner, Palmer, Friedrich, Fohr and Lessing.

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