Things To Do Today In London: Friday 28 June 2019

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Artist Richard Woods chats to Londonist's Tabish Khan

Things to do

WIMBLEDON REMATCH: Ahead of Wimbledon beginning next week, relive one of the greatest tennis tournaments of all time — Wimbledon 1980. This immersive, 1980s themed experience uses film, live actors, projection and period props to take guests through the stages of the tournament from start to finish. 1980s clothing is encouraged, and there's a chance to rub shoulders with roving TV reporters, players and paparazzi at the bar. Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, from £53.90, book ahead, 28-30 June

GREAT EXHIBITION: The Great Exhibition of 1851 was an epic showcase of cutting-edge technology, and it's being recreated this weekend. The Great Exhibition Road Festival offers free activities across more than 20 venues for all ages. Exhibition Road (South Kensington), free, some events require booking, 28-30 June

National Army Museum opens an exhibition about the Women's Royal Army Corps

RISE OF LIONESSES: National Army Museum opens a new exhibition about the Women's Royal Army Corps, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Learn about the contributions women have made to the British Army, and how perceptions of 'feminine' roles in the military have changed over time. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 28 June-20 October

BANK OF ENGLAND: Historian and Huguenots expert Dr Robin Gwynn gives a free lunchtime talk about the influence the Huguenots had on the founding of the Bank of England, and the ties between Bank and the nearby French church in Threadneedle Street. Bank of England Museum, free, just turn up, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Tuck into a Latin American supper club

MUSEUM LATES: It's the last Friday of the month, which means Natural History Museum keeps its doors open late for a bit of a party. Explore the galleries and exhibitions after hours, attend a free talk about the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, learn about museum specimens at pop-up science stations, or stay even later for the silent disco. Natural History Museum (South Kensington), free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm

WOMEN ON WAR: Celebrate the forgotten women writers of the first world war at this evening of poetry, drama and songs inspired by their work. The anniversary marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Keats House (Hampstead), £4.50, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm

Learn about Huguenots and the Bank of England

ART TALK: Londonist's Visual Arts Editor Tabish Khan chats to artist Richard Woods as part of Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend. Woods is the artist responsible for the Holiday Home colourful houses, one of which appears in White City this weekend as part of a public art trail. White City Place, free, book ahead, 7pm-7.30pm

BASEBALL CULTURE: Why are Americans so keen on baseball? A panel of experts discusses the history of America's 'national pastime' and how the sport became so popular. Journalist Matthew Engel talks about losing his passion for cricket in favour of baseball, and Dr Daniel Bloyce of the University of Chester examines how the press responded to earlier attempts to bring baseball to the UK. British Library, £12/£8, book ahead, 7pm-8.15pm

Explore baseball culture at the British Library

SUPPER CLUB: Tuck into five courses of Latin American food at this supper club by Helen Graves of Food Stories. Courses on the menu include tortilla chips with pork crackling dust and smoky pumpkin seed dip, and dulce de leche baked cheesecake, all paired with wine. D Vine Cellars (Clapham), £50, book ahead, 7pm-11pm

LOS REYES: Watch 2018 film Los Reyes, which focuses on a Santiago de Chile skatepark of that name (meaning 'Kings'). The facility brings together teens from very different backgrounds, as well as two dogs, Chola and Football, who observe the changes in the youths over a period of time. Bertha DocHouse (Bloomsbury), £9/£7, book ahead, 8.30pm

Good cause of the day

Book ahead for London Symphony Orchestra's Refugee Orchestra Concert, a performance celebrating the contributions that refugees make to society. Funds raised go to Refugee Action — find out more and book tickets.

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