Free events in London October 2016

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Free events in London in October

Our guide to free events in London during October 2016.

 at Petrie Museum, London
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Scary Halloween Tales, at the Petrie Museum

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

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.
 
 at Benjamin Franklin House, London
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Spooky activities for kids, at the Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on a few free activities for kids this Halloween, with spooky stories and games.
Sadiq Khan at City Hall, London
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Sadiq Khan — Mayor’s Question Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to 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.
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Champagne Life — at the Saatchi Gallery

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

Regent Street Get ready for the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars with the NFL fan rally in Regent Street.
 at National Gallery, London
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Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations

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

to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis — at the Wallace Collection

to Wallace Collection The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

Free

to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

Free 

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

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

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

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

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

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

to Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Visscher’s London of 1616 — Redrawn for 2016

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

to National Maritime Museum "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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