London Events Happening in August 2015

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.

 

Wednesday, 5th Aug

12:00 PMMonthly openings at Lambeth Palace Garden (Southwark)
Lambeth Palace Garden will be open on the first Wednesday of the month between March and October,
(Cost: £4)

 

Thursday, 6th Aug

6:00 PMThe Gin Library
B Expert gin tastings in the original Victorian kitchens, craft your own handmade notebook and soak up the atmosphere in a gin bar.
(Cost: £24)
6:00 PMScreening of The War Game (Camden)
B A screening of the 1965 BBC film, The War Game.
(Cost: Free)
7:00 PMArt Necro: What's Your Poison?
B An evening of toxicology and intoxication.
(Cost: £27.15)

 

Friday, 7th Aug

11:00 AMWalking Tour of the River Fleet with Paul Talling, Author of London's Lost Rivers
B A guided walking tour of the lower part of the River Fleet’s course from Blackfriars to St Pancras.
(Cost: £11)
4:00 PMMarsden Road Play Out Days (Peckham)
B On the first Friday of every month in Summer the whole of Marsden Road will be closed to traffic and the Centre for Wildlife Gardening will open specially for the evening.
(Cost: Free)

 

Saturday, 8th Aug

tbaJohnston Journeys tours (Acton)
B A tour to mark the 100th anniversary of London Underground's Johnston typeface, designed by Edward Johnston in 1916.
(Cost: £10)
9:30 AMVictorian London in Photographs (Clerkenwell)
F This exhibition presents some of the most striking images of London and Londoners from the mid 1800s onwards
11:00 AMDerelict London Tour of Silvertown with Author Paul Talling (Victoria Dock)
This tour views the exteriors of sites covered in Paul Talling's Derelict London website & book.
(Cost: £12.10)
12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
12:20 PMSteam train to loop around South London
F A note that the UK's newest steam train, the 60163 Tornado will be running a loop around South London.

 

Sunday, 9th Aug

All DayTunnel Boat Trips (Islington)
B Tunnel Boat Trips through the Islington canal tunnel. The tunnel is around three quarters of a mile long and it was opened in 1820.
(Cost: £8.40)
10:30 AMPorters, Peers & Pilgrims: A London Brewery History Walk (Moorgate)
B A walking tour of London’s brewery heritage and numerous other historic sites.
(Cost: £11.25)
12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
2:00 PMNGS Open Garden at Old Palace Lane Allotments (Richmond)
Hidden behind a door in an ancient wall, the Old Palace Lane Allotments in Richmond are like a secret garden
(Cost: £3)

 

Monday, 10th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
8:15 PMBat walk - Walthamstow Wetlands (Tottenham)
B An evening bat walk at Walthamstow Wetlands, where London Wildlife Trust is developing a brand new urban wetland nature reserve.
(Cost: Free)

 

Tuesday, 11th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
2:00 PMArchitect's Apprentice (Bexleyheath)
B An afternoon for budding architects and conservators with National Trust specialists.
(Cost: Normal Admission Fees)
2:00 PMA History of Sydenham Hill Wood at Dulwich Library (East Dulwich)
B A talk about the history of Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox's Walk at Dulwich Library.
(Cost: Free)
7:00 PMSympathy and expression: the paintings of Cornelius Johnson (Becontree Heath)
B This illustrated talk by art historian Karen Hearn gives a fascinating insight into the work of renowned 17th century artist Cornelius Johnson (or Janssen).
(Cost: £5)
7:00 PMSympathy and expression: the paintings of Cornelius Johnson (Becontree Heath)
B This illustrated talk by art historian Karen Hearn gives a insight into the work of renowned 17th century artist Cornelius Johnson (or Janssen).
(Cost: £5)
8:00 PMBat Walk (Morden)
B Head out at dusk with one of our team to spot and listen out for the bats on our estate
(Cost: All Tickets £2)

 

Wednesday, 12th Aug

All DayLondon's Sailortown in the 18th century: Social History of Shadwell and Ratcliff (Clerkenwell)
B A lecture about the history of the docklands areas around Whitechapel.
(Cost: £8)
12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
7:00 PMDave Haslam Book Launch (Soho)
B Discussion about significant and inspiring nightclubs and music venues with a panel including DJ Andrew Weatherall, club promoter Patrick Lilley, etc
(Cost: £5.50)

 

Thursday, 13th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)

 

Friday, 14th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)

 

Saturday, 15th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
12:00 PMGreat North Wood walk (Forest Hill)
B This is the annual Great North Wood walk in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, the Friends of One Tree Hill, The Horniman Gardens and The Conservation Volunteers.
(Cost: Free)
12:00 PMLondoners invited to create giant clay sculpture
F Londoners invited to create giant clay sculpture as tribute to the unsung builders of the capital.

 

Sunday, 16th Aug

12:00 PMGladiator Games (Bishopsgate)
B Recreation of roman gladiator tournaments on the site of London's own roman amphitheatre.
(Cost: £15)
12:00 PMLondoners invited to create giant clay sculpture
F Londoners invited to create giant clay sculpture as tribute to the unsung builders of the capital.
3:00 PMChist Church Erith Tower Centenary open day (Erith)
F There will be access to ground floor displays about the history of the tower, and a chance to go up to the belfry.

 

Tuesday, 18th Aug

7:00 PMMonty Python and The Holy Grail plus pre-screening talk (Camden)
B An exclusive pre-screening talk with Michael Palin in conversation with Dan Jones.
(Cost: £20.00)

 

Tuesday, 25th Aug

2:00 PMVictorian Photographs: London Life (Clerkenwell)
B ​A look at Victorian photography and its importance in recording public and personal lives of Londoners
(Cost: Free)
6:00 PMA Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons (Holborn)
B The 'curious and ingenious' men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the 'fixed stars' were a distant mystery to them
(Cost: Free)

 

Thursday, 27th Aug

2:00 PMDragons and Damsels - a Wildlife walk for all ages (West Drayton)
B A stroll around Mabey’s Meadow and Frays Island in West Drayton, looking for insects and other wildlife.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMAugust Late at 2 Willow Road: Artist in Residence Haidée Drew (Hampstead)
B Explore the spaces of 2 Willow Road in the evening light, and a talk with 2015 Artist in Residence, Haidée Drew.
(Cost: £9)
7:30 PMMedieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices Of England (Whitechapel)
B A talk about a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic designs.
(Cost: £4.40)
9:15 PMFireworks at Greenwich (Greenwich)
F As part of the tall sailing ship events, there will be fireworks in Greenwich each evening.

 

Friday, 28th Aug

7:00 PMBat Walk (Forest Hill)
B A late night event focussing on our only flying mammal – the bat.
(Cost: £5)
9:15 PMFireworks at Greenwich (Greenwich)
F As part of the tall sailing ship events, there will be fireworks in Greenwich each evening.

 

Saturday, 29th Aug

All DayCurious? (Islington)
F A free weekend festival of knowledge and learning.
10:45 AMCroxley Great Barn tour (Rickmansworth)
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
(Cost: tba)

 

Sunday, 30th Aug

All DayCurious? (Islington)
F A free weekend festival of knowledge and learning.
2:00 PMTours of Hornsey Town Hall (Hornsey)
B Guided tours of the 1930s modernist town hall, currently being converted into an arts centre.
(Cost: £5.50)
9:15 PMFireworks at Greenwich (Greenwich)
F As part of the tall sailing ship events, there will be fireworks in Greenwich each evening.

 

Monday, 31st Aug

10:30 AMCarshalton Environmental Fair (Carshalton)
Over 150 stalls, children's activities, local craft, interactive demonstrations, farmers' market, music, etc
(Cost: £5)
7:30 PMThe Great Fire Of London, Prophesy And I (Southwark)
B Hear about the the events of the Great Fire: the sacking of the Dutch-held island Terschelling and its destruction;
(Cost: £8.80)