Saturday 8 October:
Explore some of London’s most interesting , provocative and dramatic works of public art in the company of local guides. Walks last up to 60 minutes and start on the hour every hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Just turn up!
City of London
Clerkenwell and Islington
This is to recommend the fantastic exhibition currently on at the Building Centre on Store Street (London WC1E 7BT). Catch it soon as it closes on February 24. It is a comprehensive show documenting with great lucidity the story of how London’s road system grew through history from Roman times until the Twentieth century. It also deals with the challenges London faces in the future with growing numbers, new modes of travel. Well worth catching!
Here is the website for more information:-
Following David Cameron’s recent visit to Jamaica where he offered them the dubious asset of a new prison and pointedly refused to make an apology for British slavery saying “Let’s Move On” the subject of the impact of slavery on the development of the British economy and society is highly relevant. This series of lectures addresses many of these issues. It is run by the Conway Hall Ethical Society http://conwayhall.org.uk/ and supported by the Socialist History Society http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/
The lectures are on Tuesday evenings and run from 6 October until 8 December.
Here is the link for the next lecture on William Beckford: –
Silver Sunday offers a wonderful programme of activities for people over 65. Events occur at other times but Sunday October 4 is the main day and you will find a wonderfully diverse range of activities all over London taking place on that day. Most of them are free of charge and range from
exciting walking tours, gym and dance activities, language taster classes, computer skills classes and many, many more activities. For more information and to book go to this website:-
I am offering a guided walk in Covent Garden. For details check this site:-
Women through Time
Join with London’s specialist Local Guides for tours into the past to find the famous and infamous women who have helped to shape the history of London.
The great thing is that the tours are absolutely free. The tours last up to 60 minutes and depart on the hour every hour from 10 am. For detailed information go to www.locallondonguidingday.com
There are tours in:-
the City of London www.cityoflondonguides.com
City of Westminster www.westminsterguides.org.uk
Clerkenwell and Islington www.ciga.org.uk
The challenge is to do them all in one day!
This is an extensive programme of events organised by Parliament about democracy and the freedoms we enjoy. Some of the events should be really fascinating. To view the full programme look at this site:-
Festival of Freedom
This is your chance to visit all sorts of wonderful sites in every borough of London. Have a look at the web site for more information.
It’s a truly inspiring experience!
Posts coming soon. Watch this space!