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)|
Special Events in London on Sat, 27th Oct 2012
|All Day||Clock Watching Weekend|
|To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling Museum is celebrating all things horological.
(Cost: Events are free with museum entry - £7.50)
|10:30 AM||The London Ghost Conference (City of London)|
|The London Ghost Conference is a day dedicated to talks covering many hauntings in the London.
|10:30 AM||Rainforest Roadshow (Barnes)|
|Meet an array of amazing rainforest minibeasts including snakes, giant millipedes and whip spiders, and find out more about them.
(Cost: £9.99 (access to entire site))
|11:00 AM||Paper cutting inspired by nature workshop (Fulham)|
|Learn the art of paper cutting in this workshop for adults led by artist Claire Brewster whose work is inspired by the natural environment.
|11:00 AM||50th birthday of the restored Old Operating Theatre (Southwark)|
|Free entry to the Old Operating Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of its discovery and restoration.|
|11:00 AM||Eat your heart out|
|A chance to see inside the Pathology Museum - for a display of anatomically correct cakes|
|4:00 PM||Simon Reeve in conversation (Barnes)|
|Hear about some of Simon’s epic adventures filming his captivating BBC TV travel documentaries,
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
|All Day||A history of Woodford - An Exhibition (South Woodford)|
|Explore the rich and surprising history of Woodford in this special exhibition by Redbridge Museum. (Ending Soon! Sat, 27th Oct)|
|11:00 AM||Pop! Design Culture Fashion (Southwark)|
|POP! will explore the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion of the times. (Ending Soon! Sat, 27th Oct) (Cost: £7)|
|10:00 AM||Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography (Covent Garden)|
|The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists. (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Oct) (Cost: £13.50 (inc access to entire museum))|
|1:00 PM||Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office (Ealing)|
|An exhibition about America’s iconic 20th century design couple - Charles and Ray Eames. (Ending Soon! Sat, 3rd Nov)|
|12:00 PM||The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)|
|This exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ending Soon! Sun, 11th Nov)|
|12:00 PM||Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (Southwark)|
|Over a hundred study models and conceptual sketches will be presented on and within the structure, as well as an interview with the architect (Ending Soon! Sat, 17th Nov)|
|All Day||Dickens and Music (Camden)|
|An exhibition about Charles Dickens little known interest in music composition. (Ending Soon! Thu, 20th Dec)|
|10:00 AM||Kathakali - An exhibition (Ilford)|
|This exhibition explores the world of Kathakali, the male classical dance drama from Kerala, South India. (Ending Soon! Sat, 22nd Dec)|
|10:00 AM||100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)|
|This exhibition takes Piccadilly as its focus to explore how architects create memorable and compelling street architecture. (Ending Soon! Sun, 27th Jan)|
Regular Events on Saturday, 27th October 2012
(typically repeat each week)
|2:00 PM||Explore Dulwich|
|Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.
|7:30 PM||Halloween Ghost Walk (Arkley)|
|A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.
(Cost: £7, under 12s £3)
|8:00 PM||See the stars through the Hampstead Observatory Telescopes (Hampstead)|
|London's only free working telescope observatory is open every Fri/Sat event during the winter months with volunteers to show off the night sky|
Walking Tours on Saturday, 27th October 2012
|Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.(£20)|
|A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.(£7, under 12s £3)|