Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 17th Apr 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
An exhibition of texts from the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Apr)
Fathoming flow in the body, the sewer, the river and the city – a new work by Somerset House Studios artist Eloise Hawser. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Apr)
The exhibition explores the ideas and skills that go into great underground structures and looks to a future where smart subterranean construction can contribute ever greater benefits. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th Apr)
A large exhibition devoted to the music sensation. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Apr)
This exhibition of new and recent work by artist Louise Weir, takes visitors on an investigative journey of memory, identity and loss informed by Charles Dickens’s classic novel, Great Expectations. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Apr)
A room full of coloured shapes and sounds. It's art. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Apr)
Painter of London life Ed Gray exhibits his paintings of everyday London life. (Ending Soon Mon, 30th Apr)
A journey behind the scenes encountering collections, installations, audiovisual content and live performances that reveal the stories of Southbank Centre's 1960s buildings. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st May)
This is a selection from the photographic project tracing the route of the new Elizabeth Line across central London, recording people and places encountered along the way. (Ending Soon Fri, 4th May)
Five multi-award-winning photographers – Poulomi Basu, Sam Faulkner, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson and Andrew Quilty – have documented the lives of people around the world who have been affected by blindness that could, and should, have been avoided. (Ending Soon Fri, 4th May)
A display of Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
This exhibition brings together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
Early Printed Fans brings together a diverse array of fans from The Fan Museum’s collections. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
The relationship between language and the living world is celebrated in this exhibition of poetry and illustration (Ending Soon Sun, 6th May)
A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. (Ending Soon Mon, 7th May)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Ending Soon Mon, 7th May)
This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy. (Ending Soon Fri, 11th May)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour. (Ending Soon Sat, 12th May)