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
|6:30 PM||Film screening: Piccadilly (1929) (Covent Garden)|
|A special screening of Piccadilly, a stylish evocation of Jazz Age London, ranging from the opulent West End nightclubs to seedy Limehouse.
|6:30 PM||Animal Showoff|
|Animal Showoff is an anarchic night in celebration of the natural world. Expect science, jokes, music, stories and laughter.
|6:30 PM||Marcus Barnett: The Glory of the Garden (South Kensington)|
|Join leading landscape and garden designer and Chelsea Gold medallist, Marcus Barnett in a talk that coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown.
(Cost: £10, £7 concessions)
|7:00 PM||The Crime Museum: fact and fiction (Barbican)|
|Join authors and experts to explore 140 years’ worth of public fascination with Scotland Yard's private 'black museum'.
|7:00 PM||A British-Owned Congo: Roger Casement’s Battle with Slavery in Peru (1910-1914) (Holborn)|
|A talk about Roger Casement, who was a campaigner for human rights in the early 20th century.
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
|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)|
|All Day||The future of the rural world? Indian villages, 1950-2015 (Euston)|
|The exhibition showcases examples from 3 Indian villages, as a way to think more broadly about possible futures of the rural world. (Ending Soon! Sat, 12th Dec)|
|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)|
|12:00 PM||Made in China (Greenwich)|
|The exhibition traces the evolution of Chinese export fan design from its emergence toward the end of the seventeenth century to its eventual decline. (Ends on Thu, 31st Dec) (Cost: £4)|
|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)|
|All Day||Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes (Bethnal Green)|
|Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jan)|
Regular Events on Today
(typically repeat each week)
|12:00 PM||Look Up London Walking Tour: Fleet Street Secrets (Strand)|
|You'll discover sights that you’ve never noticed before and encounter tales of disgruntled writers, murderous villains and pet parrots.
|1:15 PM||Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour (Strand)|
|A guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed.|