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 Thu 26th Jan 2017
This talk will look closely at the graffiti from the absolutist conscientious objector.
Daniel Raven-Ellison will be talking about why he believes London should be established as the world's first National Park City.
An evening of debates, talks and workshops, as well as a bar, live music and the Museum’s special Designology exhibition.
Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog. This week Art Deco with Ian McInnes.
Drawing on the extensive archival research undertaken for his new biography, Reagan: American Icon, Iwan Morgan examines Ronald Reagan's presidential leadership.
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, authors of the Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups, guddle in the publisher’s vaults in search of fabulous facial hair.
A screening of the cult manga movie, followed by a 10 minute short early computer film.
Oxford anthropologist Prof Sondra L Hausner looks at the historical practices of sex work, the relation of the Church to these professions, and their representation in the present,
Nick Clegg will be in conversation with Professor Philip Cowley of QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.
Join Assistant Librarian & Keeper of the Lloyd’s Marine Collection Jeanie Smith to explore tales of ships and shipwrecks using the resources in this historic collection.
(City of London)
Join Professor Julienne Stroeve as she discusses the transforming of the Arctic Ocean
In January 1917, the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, sent his notorious - almost unbelievable - telegram, inviting Mexico to invade the United States.
A talk about the works that were undertaken to strengthen the Hammersmith flyover after problems were found in it.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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)
This artwork is a materialisation of the paranoid delusion of James Tilly Matthews, a Bethlem patient of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 24th Feb)
Regular Events on Thu 26th Jan 2017
(typically repeat most weeks)
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Walking Tours of London on Thu 26th 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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