Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 22nd Sep 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
An exhibition of feather fans from around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tells the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
This exhibition uncovers the intricacies of the NT’s architecture, exploring its complex composition and the layers of history that Denys Lasdun buried within it. (Ending Soon Sat, 29th Sep)
René Goscinny’s story is brought to life through rare original scripts, storyboards, photographs, films, sketches, dressing up stations, games, and more than a little wild boar. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
This display explains the project, and showcases highlights of its work across the country so far. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
The summer opening of Buckingham Palace, with an art display curated by the Prince of Wales. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
A celebratory show that will explore the past, present and future of ice cream. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
An exhibition about 4 formative years in the 1980s music scene. (Ending Soon Wed, 3rd Oct)
A new commission which leads the visitor through deceptive murals, cunning architectural structures and a newly commissioned film to trace the lineage of perspective across centuries and technologies. (Ending Soon Sat, 6th Oct)
This exhibition delves into the history behind the School’s creation, its iconic uniform, historic practices, and charitable benefactors. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)
See Ed Ruscha's modern take on the cyclical nature of civilisation, evocative of Thomas Cole's series of the same name (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)
An open air exhibition featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists presented by world-leading galleries. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)
Discover one of America’s leading painters of the mid-19th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)
Holloway Prison has been an important landmark in Islington for over 150 years. Thousands of women passed through its doors until it closed in 2016. This exhibition explores their stories. (Ending Soon Mon, 8th Oct)
An exhibition exploring the first 30 years of the Building Centre through its archive collection.From material libraries and the Blitz, to seminal exhibitions of women architects, Spanish modernism and le Corbusier. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Oct)
For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)
An exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)
The works of art on display span a geographical expanse from Kashmir to Kerala and a period of more than 400 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)