Welcome to the ianVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


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Conflicting views shaped the numerous versions of King Kong and the Planet of the Apes films, which the lecture will use to look at evolving images of humanity.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Apes in Science Fiction

Online events / webinars

Join us and our guest, Helen de Borchgrave - author and fine art conservator, for a glimpse of life in Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow in 1984
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Restoration: An Art Restorer’s Journey through Communist Poland
This talk will explore the historical development of magical Cornwall in the cultural imagination.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The Making of Magical Cornwall with Dr Amy Hale

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
CorporateQueer
A photography exhibition representing and recognising the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the world of work, in The City of London and beyond.
CorporateQueer
10am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Omniscience
An exhibition of panorama photos of the ceilings of Cathedrals.
Omniscience
7:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
Around 70 shops, restaurants and hotels will be decorated with floral displays for the week.
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
All Day
City of London
Closing soon Sat, 25th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
The exhibition showcases the people and places in Harrow who have contributed to preserving Harrow’s natural spaces.
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
10am to 4pm
Rayners Lane
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Agatha Christie
An exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident: Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie
11am to 4pm
Hampstead
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
This exhibition looks at the Cold War and its effect on cultural practices in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region, which generated one of the most fertile periods in the history of Arab culture and publishing.
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
11am to 6pm
Earls Court
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
10:30am to 4pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
Made in the spring of 2020, during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy, this exhibition charts the unfolding of spring, from beginning to end, and is a joyous celebration of the seasons.
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Naturally Brilliant Colour
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-09-27
2021-09-27

Walking tours of London - today

Boudica’s Rebellion, The Great Fire of London and the Blitz. London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this walk you’ll learn about the cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-27
2021-09-27

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