Events on Tuesday, 30th Oct 2012 - What's on in London

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.


One-Off Events Happening Today Only
10:00 AMGo Batty for Bats (Kensington)
B Learn about these nocturnal creatures and make a cosy bat box for one of the many different species that live in London.
(Cost: £15)
6:00 PMLast Tuesdays (Regent Street)
Monthly open evening at the HQ of the UK's architecture group with talks and tours throughout the evening.
(Cost: Free)
6:00 PMThe Great Pox (Barbican)
F A talk about the history of 'the pox' from its arrival in Europe in the 15th century.
7:00 PMThe Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon (South Kensington)
B At this event, Jonathan Glancey will chair a discussion concerning the themes surrounding the publication of this new book.
(Cost: £9)

More things to do in London this Month


Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
2:00 PMTour of Mansion House
Weekly tours of the splendour of the home of the Lord Mayor of London
(Cost: £6 (concessions £4))
7:30 PMHalloween Ghost Walk (Arkley)
B A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.
(Cost: £7, under 12s £3)


Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F ILUZJON - The Polish Poster Movie Show
9:00 AMIluzjon is an exhibition that showcases the very best of Polish film and theatre posters from the 1960s and 1970s (Ending Soon! Tue, 30th Oct)
F Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office (Ealing)
1:00 PMAn exhibition about America’s iconic 20th century design couple - Charles and Ray Eames. (Ending Soon! Sat, 3rd Nov)
F The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)
12:00 PMThis exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ending Soon! Sun, 11th Nov)
F Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (Southwark)
12:00 PMOver a hundred study models and conceptual sketches will be presented on and within the structure, as well as an interview with the architect (Ends on Sat, 17th Nov)
F Dickens and Music (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition about Charles Dickens little known interest in music composition. (Ends on Thu, 20th Dec)
F Kathakali - An exhibition (Ilford)
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores the world of Kathakali, the male classical dance drama from Kerala, South India. (Ends on Sat, 22nd Dec)
F Museum and Gardens of the Royal College of Physicians (Camden)
9:00 AMVisit our Museum, Medicinal Garden and free exhibition ‘Curious anatomys: an extraordinary story of dissection and discovery’. (Ends on Mon, 31st Dec)
F Giving our Past a Future: The Work of The World Monuments Fund, Britain
10:00 AMAn exhibition of a selection of completed and ongoing projects by the The World Monuments Fund (Ends on Sat, 26th Jan)
F 100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)
10:00 AMThis exhibition takes Piccadilly as its focus to explore how architects create memorable and compelling street architecture. (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.