Free events in London – October 2016

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Visit London on the cheap in October, by trying these great free events

Petrie Museum
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Scary Halloween Tales, at the Petrie Museum

Listen to some spooky Halloween tales about Egyptian mummies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Achaeology.
Bank of England Museum
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Museums at Night - Bank of England Museum

Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide 'Museums at Night' event.
Benjamin Franklin House
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Spooky activities for kids, at the Franklin House

The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on a few free activities for kids this Halloween, with spooky stories and games.
City Hall
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Sadiq Khan - Mayors Question Time

The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Imperial War Museum
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
Trafalgar Square
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Celebrate Diwali - the Festival of Lights

Trafalgar Square will be putting up an entertainment stage for music and dance to celebrate "Diwali", the Festival of Lights.
Trafalgar Square
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Africa on the Square - in Trafalgar Square

"Africa on the Square" will celebrate Africa's culture and heritage, with lots of music, dancing and African food and drink stalls.
National Gallery
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Learn how to paint digitally - National Gallery

Artist Joseph Anthony Connor will be teaching people how to paint digitally on a tablet or mobile phone, at the National Gallery.
Petrie Museum
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Whose artefacts are they anyway?

The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
Brompton Cemetery
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Bird spotting walk around Brompton Cemetery

Have a walk around Brompton Cemetery in the company of some bird spotting experts from the RSPB.
Foyles
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Book signing with astronaut Chris Hadfield

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be signing copies of his new children's book at Foyle's bookshop.
London School of Economics
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Brexit Britain: What went wrong, and what next?

The left voted to remain, but Britain voted for Brexit -- so what went wrong, and what position should they take going forward?
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Free lunchtime music at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Saatchi Gallery
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Champagne Life - at the Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is putting on an exhibition called "Champagne Life", which will feature an all-female line-up of artists.
Regent Street
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NFL Fan Rally, in Regent Street

Get ready for the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars with the NFL fan rally in Regent Street.
National Gallery
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Heaven on Earth - Mainos Two Adorations

The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Victorians Decoded - Art and Telegraphy

"Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
Wallace Collection
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis - at the Wallace Collection

The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
Imperial War Museum
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Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror

The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Science Museum
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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
British Museum
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Money Matters - at the British Museum

'Money Matters' will show how its role has evolved throughout the centuries, explaining concepts like taxation, inflation, banking and debt.
British Museum
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Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran

The British Museum's "Courting to Contract" exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.
British Library
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Celebrating 40 years of Punk, at the British Library

The British Library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition exploring it's heritage and influence.
National Gallery
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George Shaw: My Back to Nature - National Gallery

George Shaw's "My Back to Nature" will showcase the works he has been creating during his two-year studio residency.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Ken Howards Switzerland paintings

The Royal Academy of Art's will be displaying Ken Howard's paintings of Switzerland's lakes, towns and landscapes.
Museum of Childhood
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Clangers and Bagpuss - Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Visschers London of 1616 - Redrawn for 2016

The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
National Maritime Museum
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

"Forgotten Fighters" will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.
 
 
 
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