Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 12th Oct 2017
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Oct)
This exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ histories, experiences and lives by examining objects from around the world, (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Oct)
This display highlights recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Oct)
The creative encounter between artists and sitters is explored in this exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Oct)
A showcase of projects which demonstrate lessons learnt in adapting and reconfiguring London’s terraces in an ever growing city. (Ending Soon Wed, 25th Oct)
The exhibition explores a largely unknown and under-rated body of Dickens’s work that speaks plainly to social justice with energy and relevance—both then and now. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Oct)
View rarely seen excavation photographs and discover the sites that were uncovered during the post-ware rebuilding of London. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Oct)
An exhibition of animals that have been recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Oct)
Come face-to-face with a Roman skull uncovered during excavations in the Walbrook Stream. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Oct)
70 years of Concrete Quarterly explores the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years, (Ending Soon Mon, 30th Oct)
A historical journey that shows you some of the longest, deepest and most advanced tunnels in the world. (Ending Soon Tue, 31st Oct)
Revealing the captivating, visceral power of blood to expose, shock and save lives, the exhibition highlights the scientific and symbolic nature of blood. (Ending Soon Wed, 1st Nov)
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Nov)
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Ending Soon Fri, 10th Nov)
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Nov)
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Nov)
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Nov)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Nov)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Dec)
Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Dec)