Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 10th Aug 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Aug)
The visual artist and Royal Academician explores “landscape” in its broadest sense (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Aug)
Photographs of 1970s Whitechapel homes and squats. (Ending Soon Wed, 15th Aug)
Through this exhibition, biomimetic design elements as well as the multilayering of fluid identities and dress are explored. (Ending Soon Wed, 15th Aug)
The 250th annual exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Aug)
A display of automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Aug)
This mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul – the first in London – explores the artist’s extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Aug)
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Aug)
The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Aug)
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Ending Soon Mon, 20th Aug)
This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea. (Ending Soon Tue, 21st Aug)
This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines. (Ending Soon Wed, 22nd Aug)
A display of some of street artist Banksy's early works. (Ending Soon Sat, 25th Aug)
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
This exhibition considers how artists can give shape to the human experience, provoking ideas about our senses, our sexual health, our bodies’ limitations and reflections on our food chain. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
The exhibition focuses on the early, 'radical moment' of Postmodernism, which it reveals to be one of the most inventive periods in British architectural history (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
This exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. (Ending Soon Tue, 28th Aug)
Using a plastination process that keeps the specimens perfectly preserved, the exhibition reveals not only what lies beneath the waves, but also beneath fur, skin and scales. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Aug)
This exhibition concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Aug)
This exhibition explores Pell’s art, life, identity and search for sanctuary. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Aug)