Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and other random miscellany events happening around London.
Special Events in London on Tue 24th Jan 2017
A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls.
A talk about one of the top comedians of the 20th century, Max Wall.
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid.
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!
This talk offers a light-hearted exploration of contemporary attitudes towards the Royal Navy and the British sailor, using the postcard artwork of Donald McGill; the “King of the Saucy Seaside Postcard”.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
A hypnotic light display based on Islamic geometry in the main foyer of the Barbican. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Jan)
The Canary Wharf estate is being lit up throughout January by a lighting display comprising angels, glowing graffiti and floating poetry. (Closing soon Fri, 27th Jan)
A rare display of the British Museum’s collection of shadow theatre puppets from Southeast Asia. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Jan)
The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists. (Closing soon Sat, 4th Feb)
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Feb)
This exhibition looks at the popular seasonal pastime of ice skating which, in London, dates back to at least the 12th century. (Closing soon Wed, 8th Feb)
An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Feb)
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times (Closing soon Sun, 12th Feb)
This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past. (Closing soon Fri, 17th Feb)
An exhibition of Soho's seedy adult art and film by the street artist, Shuby. (Closing soon Sat, 18th Feb)
Regular Events on Tue 24th Jan 2017
(typically repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London.
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 24th Jan 2017
Stephen Turner, the artist who occupied an egg-shaped wooden vessel for three years, opens his first exhibition about the project.
London's waking nightmare of murder... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888.
Tower Bridge Opening Times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 28th Jan at 07:30am
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