London Events Happening in October 2014

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.


Monday, 27th Oct

6:00 PMVoyages from the Past
B Maritime genealogist, Simon Wills, launches his latest book by exploring three and a half centuries of passenger travel by sea.
(Cost: £5.95)
6:30 PMClifford Paterson Lecture: Communicating with light (St James)
F Professor Bayvel will describe the challenges and limits of communicating with light
7:00 PMIn conversation with Anthony Horowitz (Barbican)
B Join BAFTA-winning writer Anthony Horowitz O.B.E as he talks about his newly released book, Moriarty.
(Cost: £10)


Tuesday, 28th Oct

2:00 PMInventions that didn't change the world: a history of Victorian curiosities (Richmond)
F B The talk will look at the world of lesser-known Victorian inventions and the historical context which gave rise to them.
6:15 PMThe Science of Magic: Why Magic Works
F In this talk we will explore some of the principles used by magicians to distort your perception.


Wednesday, 29th Oct

2:00 PMReminiscence session: Dagenham Speedway and Dagenham Dog Track
5:30 PMThe dark net: inside the digital underworld (South Kensington)
F B Jamie Bartlett will explore dark internet subcultures, hidden encrypted websites and the people behind them.
6:45 PMScience Museum Lates (South Kensington)
F Monthly late night adults only opening at the Science Museum.


Thursday, 30th Oct

7:00 PMBeer Street
B Sample the virtues of porter, IPA and stout while hearing the story of England’s most popular and convivial alcoholic drink.
(Cost: £20)


Friday, 31st Oct

11:00 AMDay of the Dead (Southwark)
F Celebrate Mexico’s favourite festival, Day of the Dead, on South Bank. With art installations, family workshops and a mexican market.
6:30 PMHalloween at the Grant
B A special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts.
(Cost: £5)
6:30 PMSt Ethelburga's Hallowtide Fair (Barking)
B For 3 nights, Punchdrunk Enrichment transforms Eastbury Manor House into a fun and festive Hallowtide Fair.
(Cost: £7)
6:30 PMHalloween by Candlelight
Rooms evocatively lit with an array of candles will transport guests back into the gothic Victorian era at a Halloween opening.
(Cost: £15)
6:45 PMHalloween: Subterranean Scream (Covent Garden)
B Late night opening at the Transport Museum with a Halloween theme.
(Cost: £10)