Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Tuesday, 4th May 2021?
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Ara Güler, who passed away last year, was known by many as one of the greatest photojournalists of his time (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)
A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th May)
With more than 800 images on display, this global photography exhibition presents all winning and shortlisted entries, including the Photographer of the Year, from this year’s Awards (Ending Soon Mon, 6th May)
This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star. (Ending Soon Mon, 6th May)
An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs. (Ending Soon Fri, 10th May)
Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th May)
This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th May)
Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar. (Ending Soon Thu, 16th May)
The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures. (Ending Soon Fri, 17th May)
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso (Ending Soon Sat, 18th May)
The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th May)
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)
Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control. (Ending Soon Mon, 27th May)
A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers. (Ending Soon Mon, 27th May)
Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977 (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jun)
The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jun)
The first solo UK exhibition by Myfanwy MacLeod, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG, Vancouver). (Ending Soon Sat, 8th Jun)
This exhibition explores the objects people used to make music, what they sounded like, and how instruments were used in Romano-Egyptian rituals, homes, and childhood. (Ending Soon Sat, 8th Jun)