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  1. sunday sermons at st paul's 6, 13, 20, 27 OCT - Fantastic Feats: Sunday Sermons
    A series of reflections on amazing achievments of human endeavour. During Choral Evensong every Sunday in October. When: 3.15pm. Free. St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard EC4M 8AD
  2. a choir singing 7, 14, 21, 28 OCT - Choral Classics
    Enjoy half an hour of choral music from across the ages, sung by the Choral Scholars of St Martin in the Fields. Each week, music and readings will celebrate the heritage of St Stephen Walbrook, including Christopher Wren’s first classical dome, the circular altar by Henry Moore and its history as the birthplace of the Samaritans. When: 1pm – 1.30pm. Free. St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook EC4N 8BN
  3. Joseph Bazalgette 9 OCT - Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis
    2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and will see the building of the first major addition to the system he created to prevent sewage entering the Thames. The Thames Tideway Tunnel makes its way 16 miles beneath the course of the river from Acton to the Thames Estuary to intercept storm water which would otherwise enter the Thames. This lecture by Dr Stephen Halliday will examine Bazalgette’s achievement and the work involved in building this addition to it. When: 6pm – 7pm. Free. Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN
  4. tylers and bricklayers 16 OCT - A History of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers
    Bricklaying was integral to the building and rebuilding of the City. Dr David Allen discusses the history of the Company including its most famous son, Ben Jonson, as well as three of its masters who designed and built cathedrals, and the Company’s present-day role supporting the craft. This talk is part of Guildhall Art Gallery’s exhibition, Architecture of London. When: 2pm Free Guildhall Art Gallery EC2V 5AE
  5. st paul's cathedral 25 - 27 OCT - Where Light Falls
    Inspired by original poetry, cutting-edge projections will illuminate this iconic landmark in honour of the men and women who risked their lives to save the Cathedral during the Second World War. Putting themselves in the path of bombs, the daring members of St Paul’s Watch ensured the survival of a masterpiece that became a symbol of resilience. Historic England, working with the Poetry Society and leading creatives Double Take Projections, invite you to uncover the hidden histories of our wartime heroes. When: visit website for timings. Free. St Paul’s Cathedral EC4M 8AD
  6. spitalfields charnel house 31 OCT - Halloween in Spitalfields Charnel House
    For more than 200 years from the early 14th century, Spitalfields Charnel House provided a repository for bones from former interments from the burial ground of the Augustinian Priory and hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate. Join Dr Jane Sidell for an atmospheric dusk tour of the site, rare in its completeness and not often open to the public. Hear fascinating insights into the history of the building and its excavations. When: 6pm – 7pm. Free but places are limited so booking is essential. The Charnel House, Spitalfields E1 6FQ
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