Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
One-Off Events Happening Today Only
|6:00 PM||Change by Design report launch: Euston's contested sites|
|Launch of a report into the impact of HS2 on the Euston area.
|6:30 PM||The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts (Holborn)|
|In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century.
|6:30 PM||Secrets of staying sharp in older age (Camden)|
|Ian Deary will describe an amazing longitudinal research project, the Disconnected Mind, which is helping to find the answers.
|7:00 PM||London is Drinking (Holborn)|
|Celebration and discussion of London and it’s drinking history and culture; from the taverns to the gin craze, to craft brewing and beyond.
|7:30 PM||Nina Conti: In Your Face (Soho)|
|With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
(Cost: From £23.50)
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
|11:00 AM||James Bond photography exhibition (Poplar)|
|A collection of never before seen film stills that will give fans a behind the scenes peek at life on set of the world-renowned film series. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|All Day||Sara Hannant’s Out of the Fire exhibition at Oxford House (Bethnal Green)|
|A photographic installation re-enchants the power of fairy tales, as female characters from vintage Ladybird books are transformed through fire. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|7:00 PM||This is Nursing (Harley Street)|
|Take a look back at the last 200 years in nursing, from concerned amateur to compassionate expert. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)|
|All Day||The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour from the Age of Agincourt (Marylebone High St)|
|This special display brings together original weapons and armour dating from the time of the battle, (Ending Soon! Tue, 1st Dec)|
|All Day||Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre on display|
|Very rarely seen, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display for the first time. (Ending Soon! Thu, 3rd Dec)|
|All Day||Stables and Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium (Strand)|
|This installation celebrates the Elm tree’s relationship with London’s historic built environment, crafts and biodiversity. (Ending Soon! Sat, 5th Dec)|
|8:00 PM||Drawing in silver and gold Leonardo to Jasper Johns (Russell Square)|
|Explore the development of the artistic technique of metalpoint from the Renaissance to the present, (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Dec) (Cost: £8)|
|1:00 PM||Glass Delusions (Euston)|
|The exhibition centres on the use of glass as a material, its cultural significance and a psychological phenomenon of humans believing they are glass. (Ends on Sat, 19th Dec)|
|10:00 AM||Power and beauty: seals, charters and the story of identity (Camden)|
|An exhibition of around 40 objects showing Royal power, including the never previously exhibited great seal of King John (Ends on Wed, 23rd Dec)|
|5:00 PM||Christmas at Kew 2015 (Richmond)|
|The one-mile sparkling path winds its way through the world-famous botanic gardens in a magical after-dark experienc (Ends on Sat, 2nd Jan) (Cost: £16)|
Regular Events on Today
(typically repeat each week)
|10:45 AM||Darkest Victorian London|
|We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
|11:00 AM||Hidden London|
|This walk is the distillation of a brilliant guide's many years' experience probing the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the city.
|6:00 PM||Guided tours of Wiltons Music Hall (Whitechapel)|
|Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today