Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top things to do in London on Tue 28th Nov 2017
Marking the first anniversary of the museum’s move to Kensington, hear from the designer who led the transformation project.
6:18pm to 8pm
Stephen Bourne will present an illustrated talk about some of the gay men who feature in his latest book, Fighting Proud – The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars.
2pm to 3pm
Explore current trends in graphic novels at home and abroad with cartoonist Tom Gauld and international comics expert Paul Gravett.
7:15pm to 8:30pm
In this lecture, Jonathan Bate will show how Shakespeare’s idea of the hero was shaped by the classical tradition.
6pm to 7pm
Professor Dame Wendy Hall will discuss how to grow artificial intelligence industry in the UK, in the context of the recent Government report which she co-authored with Jérôme Pesenti.
1:30pm to 4:30pm
A panel discussion on Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship and an opportunity to network with the Girls in Tech community over drinks and nibbles!
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Part of the City Conversations series, this event will discuss whether we are entering an era of passive design and environmental engineering and, if this is the case, how we should prepare for it.
6:30pm to 8pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Closing 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. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I. (Closing soon Thu, 7th Dec)
A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)
Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec)
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Tue 28th Nov 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 28th Nov 2017
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm