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More details - Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
Since 1911, when we were founded, we have been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices. As the National Family History Centre we are the UK-wide repository for family history documents and records. So, we have items that you might not expect to find.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
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More details - Time Tries All Things by Grace Weir
London UK: Time Tries All Things by Irish artist and filmmaker Grace Weir is the inaugural show in the Gallery at the Institute of Physics, a new £30M building in the heart of London’s Kings Cross.
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London
Today to Fri 25 Jan, Mon 28 Jan to Fri 1 Feb, Mon 4 Feb to Fri 8 Feb, Mon 11 Feb to Fri 15 Feb, Mon 18 Feb to Fri 22 Feb, Mon 25 Feb to Fri 1 Mar, Mon 4 Mar to Fri 8 Mar, Mon 11 Mar to Fri 15 Mar, Mon 18 Mar to Thu 21 Mar

More details - Laugh Train Home ft. Abandoman
Abandoman (Alan Carr’s Happy Hour, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Stephen K Amos Show), with Josh Pugh (English Comedian of the Year 2016 ) Micky Overman and MC Robyn Perkins Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected.
The Four Thieves, 51 Lavender Gardens, Battersea
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More details - nonclassical's Battle of the Bands
Our annual Battle of the Bands contest is back – witness the best new emerging talent in the experimental music scene.
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road
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More details - Escape The Jacket or The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted
A wild game-theatre mashup that immerses up to 4 players in the curious world of Victorian stage magic. “The chains are on and the Magician is about to attempt their most dangerous stunt yet. A thousand voices fall silent as the crowd watches the cold water rise in horror.
Vault Festival, Leake Street
Today to Sun 27 Jan, Wed 30 Jan to Sun 3 Feb, Wed 6 Feb to Sun 10 Feb, Wed 13 Feb to Sun 17 Feb, Wed 20 Feb to Sun 24 Feb, Wed 27 Feb to Sun 3 Mar

More details - The Unreturning
I want to return to my home. A British Northern coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years, are beautifully interwoven in this compelling new play by Anna Jordan (Yen - Royal Court Theatre, Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013).
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Today to Sat 26 Jan, Mon 28 Jan to Sat 2 Feb

More details - Health and Wellbeing Week
The Park and its surrounding areas have the perfect balance of energy, health and wellbeing – so we’re putting on a free week of events to help you find out more!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Today to Sun 27 Jan

More details - Tales from the Shed
Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space - children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen.
Chase Side London Southgate
Today to Sat 9 Mar

More details - Cuzco
Marking the first time in seven years that Theatre503 have programmed a play in translation, 2019 will kick off with the English-language premiere of the multi-award winning Cuzco which explores intimacy in a globalised world.
Theatre503 503 Battersea Park Road, London
Today to Sat 26 Jan, Mon 28 Jan to Sat 2 Feb, Mon 4 Feb to Sat 9 Feb, Mon 11 Feb to Sat 16 Feb

More details - 17
17 is lyrical new play about two girls in a small midlands town examining what it’s like to be teenager in the internet age. Yasmin Sidhu and Casey Smith are best friends. But at 17 the world as they know it is soon about to change. Yasmin will be off to University, a good one - to do maths.
VAULT Festival, Leake St
Today to Sun 27 Jan

More details - Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life
Larger Than Life is Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s first major solo retrospective in the UK, working with Hervé Mikaeloff at Saatchi Gallery, London. Born in 1934 in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019 marks the 85th anniversary of the artist’s birth.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London
Today to Sun 17 Feb

More details - Welcome to the UK
Performed by a mixed ensemble, including those who have recently sought refuge in the UK, Welcome to the UK has its world premiere at The Bunker this January.
The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street London .
Today, Sat 16 Feb

More details - Village, in London's Soho, is set to Re-open!
Iconic Soho venue Village is swinging its doors back open on Wednesday 23rd January after a fantastic makeover that has left the venue looking younger while keeping its party soul intact.
Village Soho, 81 Wardour St Soho London
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More details - Bankhouse - Dementia Friends Information Session
Dementia friends sessions are for anyone wanting to find out more about dementia and how to help or care for people living with dementia in our communities. Book online at www.dementiafriends.org.uk. Refreshments will be provided. Date : Wednesday 23 January 2019 Time : 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Bankhouse, 20 Albert Embankment, London
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More details - 'Apple Pay' for your FREE cider at Hawkes Taproom
If you’ve had enough of staying in and not drinking (but your bank balance says you shouldn’t really be going out), Hawkes Cider has you covered. Their new initiative ‘Apple Pay’, allows customers to exchange apples for delicious craft cider. One apple equals one free cider, simple!
Hawkes Cidery and Taproom, 96 Druid St, London
Today and Thu 24 Jan

More details - America's Musical Journey: Free One-Off Public Cinema Screening
America’s Musical Journey, the new documentary film celebrating the cultural and musical heritage of the United States, will hold its UK consumer premiere on Wednesday 23rd January at the Odeon Cinema, Covent Garden, London.
Odeon Cinema Covent Garden, 135 Shaftesbury Ave, Covent Garden, London
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More details - The Equality Exhibition
An evolving exhibition which walks you through history uncovering the major events that have prompted changes to UK laws relating to equality and diversity. The exhibition is completely free to enter.
Tenter House, 45 Moorfields, London
Today, Thu 24 Jan

More details - Curious About Trafalgar Square
Have fun discovering The City of Westminster, including Trafalgar Square, Horseguards Parade and Buckingham  Palace,  with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about London?
City of Westminster: Starts: St James’s Square London
Today to Tue 5 Feb

More details - Outlying Islands
Following their five-time Offie award nominated production of Steven Berkoff’s East, the award-winning Atticist return to the King’s Head Theatre with a powerful revival of Scottish playwright David Greig’s Outlying Islands.
The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street
Today to Sat 2 Feb

More details - The Wind in the Willows
The classic tale of friendship and bravery.  When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the  riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad’s obsession for all things fast causing chaos (poop, poop!
Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway Wimbledon London
Today to Tue 5 Feb

More details - Bursary Awards Exhibition
The Bursary Awards (to be known as the Gilbert Bayes Awards from January 2019) are given annually by the Society to a small group of talented early career sculptors of any age or nationality, with or without formal training and working in any style of media.
Royal Society of Sculptors 108 Old Brompton Road
Today to Fri 25 Jan, Mon 28 Jan to Fri 1 Feb, Mon 4 Feb to Thu 7 Feb

More details - Anomaly
Anomaly is the unsettling debut play from Liv Warden exploring sisterhood, reputation and loyalty. It is a provocative and timely glimpse into fame, fathers and how the abuse of power can scratch far beyond the surface. Post-Weinstein, this is a story that is ready to be told. It’s 6am.
Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street, London
Today to Sat 2 Feb

More details - Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill, Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection 20 October 2018 – 24 February 2019 This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.
Strawberry Hill House & Garden 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Curious About St Paul's
Have fun discovering The City of London, including St Paul’s with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about London? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather?
City of London, Starts: St Paul’s Cathedral London
Today to Tue 5 Feb

More details - Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) will create a re-imagining of the classic production.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Today to Sun 27 Jan

More details - Family Guided and Audio Tours
The Houses of Parliament is a fantastic place for a family day out in London with the children. Ever wondered where Guy Fawkes hid before he tried to blow up Parliament? Want to see the very spot where Charles I was tried and found guilty of treason?
Houses of Parliament London
Today to Tue 5 Feb

More details - Alfies Antiques Market/Rooftop Terrace open Weekly Tuesday - Saturday
Alfies Antiques Market is one of only a few remaining indoor antiques markets in London, and the largest in the capital. Still going strong after over 40 years, and worth a visit for the sheer volume and variety of items on sale on all four floors.
Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, Westminster, London
Today to Sat 26 Jan, Tue 29 Jan to Sat 2 Feb, Tue 5 Feb to Sat 9 Feb, Tue 12 Feb to Sat 16 Feb, Tue 19 Feb to Sat 23 Feb, Tue 26 Feb to Sat 2 Mar, Tue 5 Mar to Sat 9 Mar

More details - Chamber Tots: Under the Sea 11.45AM
Music-making workshop for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents or carers The workshops are specifically designed for the set age groups so please ensure you book for the appropriate session. Booking information First Time Booker Offer: Not booked for Chamber Tots before?
Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - RICHARD HÖGLUND Twelve Joyful Hours
Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present Twelve Joyful Hours, a second solo exhibition by artist Richard Höglund at the gallery.
Ronchini Gallery 22 Dering St, Mayfair, London
Thu 24 Jan 19 to Sat 23 Mar

More details - Ladies Night at Bojangles Special Edition
On Thursday the 24th we are back for another edition of our ladies night Bring your party & let’s party or have a game or sing a song! Admission free with flyer(Free Entry tickets below) £5 without Doors open 7PM FREE food before 9PM Ladies we have a very special someone for you...
Bojangles Brasserie 1, Old Church Road, Chingford
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - Annie Dehaney-Steven at Ruby’s
Annie Dehaney-Steven is a versatile jazz vocalist with a warm, smoky voice, a witty and engaging stage presence and beautifully expressive delivery. Her repertoire includes everything from The Great American Songbook to The Beatles and Bacharach.
Ruby’s, 76 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - Movie Quiz Night  – THE NEW YEAR SPECTACULAR
Are you a Cinephilia??? The UFP FILM CLUB presents its first ever MOVIE QUIZ NIGHT to test your knowledge on all things movies. MOVIE QUIZ NIGHT – THE NEW YEAR SPECTACULAR will be our next UFP FILM CLUB event.
DIY Space for London 96-108 Ormside Street London United Kingdom
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - Morden Hall Park - Wellness Weekend: Wander by the Wandle, 24 & 26 Jan
Slow down and awake your senses on our morning outdoor long walk. Hot drinks included. Grab a friend and join our ranger Richard for a relaxing and informative walk along the river Wandle.
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden
Thu 24 Jan, Sat 26 Jan

More details - New Year, New Music – Joe Payne
From The Beatles to Coldplay, Elton John to Adele; almost all successful bands and artists start with humble beginnings - and only a lucky few can say they were at those early gigs.
Yamaha Music London 152-160 Wardour Street
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - MOB WIFE: A Mafia Comedy
A musical by Michael Mott & Corey Skaggs Produced and Presented by Starbuck Theatre Company Hosted by the Cockpit In a new, hilarious musical comedy by New York City theatre composer/ lyricist, Michael Mott, and book writer, Corey Skaggs, Debra Delbono, a mob wife in the 1970’s, longs for the life she once
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street
Thu 24 Jan 19 to Sat 26 Jan

More details - Burns Night at The Gallery
The Gallery in West Hampstead has become synonymous with two things: Whisky and Beer. With over 101 whiskies behind the bar - including many impressive and lesser-known scotches - and a strong beer list, it is the go to West London bar for a boilermaker.
190 Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead
Thu 24 Jan 19 to Sun 27 Jan

More details - Lost Horizons Presents  the Delta Ladies with Support
Lost Horizons welcomes the DELTA LADIES and ’The New Sound of Hillbilly Trance’ - described by Rory Carlile of New Roots Promotions as ’Where Old-time Americana meets the Velvet Underground’.
Leyton Technical, 265b High Road, Leyton
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - Morden Hall Park - Wellness Weekend: Ramble with a Ranger, 24 & 26 Jan
Slow down and awake your senses on our outdoor short walk. Hot drinks included. Grab a friend and join our ranger Richard for a relaxing and informative walk around Morden Hall Park. These walks are a great way to discover more about what we do to protect and wildlife and preserving the history of the park.
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden
Thu 24 Jan, Sat 26 Jan

More details - A Womb of One's Own
“Grandmamie, if no-one touches my boobs before I’m 21 I’m going to explode all over the net curtains from pent-up sexual frustration!” Babygirl is eighteen, a student, and has just discovered SEX – in spite of her strict Catholic upbringing by two crotchety old women.
The Space 269 Westferry Road
Thu 24 Jan 19

More details - Heath Robinson’s Home Life
From 1930 onwards Heath Robinson’s humour centred on domestic life. In 1934 his house “The Gadgets” was constructed at the Ideal Home Exhibition, and in 1936 How to Live in a Flat, the first of his series of “How to…” books was published.
Heath Robinson Museum, 50 West End Lane, PINNER (In Pinner Memorial Park)
Thu 24 Jan to Sun 27 Jan, Thu 31 Jan to Sun 3 Feb, Thu 7 Feb to Sun 10 Feb, Thu 14 Feb to Sun 17 Feb, Thu 21 Feb to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Ladies Night in Chingford
Bojangles and the Real Deal Network Team present the Biggest Ladies Night Out in London For Ladies all around starting on Thursday the 25th of October & every thursday thereafter with games,karaoke, music, and great food.
Bojangles Brasserie 1, Old Church Road, Chingford
Thu 24 Jan, Thu 31 Jan

More details - Morden Hall Park - Wellness Weekend: Mosaic Workshop, 25 & 26 Jan (adults only)
Come experience the joy of mosaic art for yourself. Materials included. Suitable for all abilities. Take some well earned time out for yourself and discover your creative side with our fun mosaic workshop.
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden
Fri 25 Jan 19 and Sat 26 Jan

More details - Morden Hall Park - Wellness Weekend: Rose Pruning, 25 & 26 Jan, 10am-1pm
Being physically active is easier than you think! Get hands on and join our gardener Emily as you help us prune our roses under her guidance.
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden
Fri 25 Jan 19 and Sat 26 Jan

More details - Burns Night “Baroque Spectacular by Candlelight”
Celebrate the end of the week on Burns Night with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, London’s newest orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most brilliant young professional musicians, lead by the sensational british violinist Harriet Mackenzie.
197 Piccadilly, St. James’s
Fri 25 Jan 19

More details - Bankhouse Burns night event
You are warmly invited to join us at Bankhouse as we celebrate Burns Night with music, refreshments and poetry. Bankhouse is a wonderful collection of rental and shared ownership independent living apartments for over 55s, with onsite care 24/7. Date : Friday 25 Jan 2019 Time 19.00 - 21.00
First floor, Bankhouse, 20 Albert Embankment
Fri 25 Jan 19

More details - Kenny Ball’s Greatest Hits
Seven ‘name’ instrumentalists that played with Kenny Ball’s last band have come together to pay tribute to the UK’s most successful Dixieland bandleader of all-time.
Chickenshed Theatre, 290, Chase Side, Southgate, London
Fri 25 Jan 19

More details - Morden Hall Park - Wellness Weekend: Woodland crafts & Campfire cooking (12+), 25 & 26 Jan
Spend quality time in an urban oasis sitting around a woodland campfire to deepen your connection with the natural world. Grab a friend and join our Parks & Outdoor team on this hands-on and mind-on experience in a relaxing woodland setting.
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden
Fri 25 Jan 19 and Sat 26 Jan

More details - Game Over - Retro Games Night
Game Over is your brand new monthly retro games night located at Holborn Library. Camden Events Service are bringing you a brand new late night event in Holborn Library called Game Over!
London Borough of Camden 32-38 Theobalds Road Holborn Library London
Fri 25 Jan, Fri 22 Feb, Fri 22 Mar

More details - Doreen Fletcher | A Retrospective
Bow Arts presents a retrospective of works by painter Doreen Fletcher, curated by The Gentle Author. Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience, when the discovery of her paintings revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital.
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London
Fri 25 Jan 19 to Sun 24 Mar

More details - Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks
Weekly guided walking tour on the trail of the world’s most notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. Led by Ripperologist Paul Mansfield with over 20 years experience in the Ripper and as a London Tour Guide. Hear the story and facts about what really happened.
Outside Aldgate tube station 9 Aldgate high street
Fri 25 Jan, Fri 1 Feb, Sun 3 Feb, Fri 8 Feb, Sun 10 Feb, Fri 15 Feb, Sun 17 Feb, Fri 22 Feb, Sun 24 Feb, Fri 1 Mar, Sun 3 Mar, Fri 8 Mar, Sun 10 Mar, Fri 15 Mar, Sun 17 Mar, Fri 22 Mar, Sun 24 Mar

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