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Four things to do in your lunch break this week

Posted at 10:00 am, October 21, 2014 in Fun London

Don’t spend this week’s lunch breaks snoozing at your desk, there’s plenty to do in London. Here are some ideas…

1. Explore a crypt

The thirteenth century crypt at St Etheldreda’s church in east London is going to be opened up to the public noon-1pm on Tuesday as part of Inside Out Festival. Visitors will be treated to a performance from artist and singer Ceara Conwy, telling the story of the St Etheldreda, whose left hand is kept in the church. Booking is necessary.

2. Up your art history knowledge at The National Gallery

On Tuesday, the National Gallery curators will be giving a talk on ‘The Portrayal of Women as Witches and Virgins’ in sixteenth Century paintings. Kicking off in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre at 1pm, the talk will run for 45 minutes. 

3.  Have a craft-tastic hour at Made London

Spend Friday lunchtime exploring the up-market Marlyebone craft and design fair and snap up original pieces from independent makers. Tickets cost £10 on the door.

4.  Sit on the Seat of Wisdom

Think you’ve got something important to tell the people of London? Track down the ‘Seat of Wisdom’ on Wednesday. Essentially a ‘travelling plinth’, the seat is being transported by London to give clever people a literal platform from which to express their views. The chair’s location will be tracked on Twitter using the hashtag #seatofwisdom.

See 44 more fun things to do this week here

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