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, 14th Feb 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

A display exploring the unique and largely untold history, heritage and culture of the Krio people of Sierra Leone. (Ends on Mon, 6th Apr)

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The Krios of Sierra Leone
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ends on Fri, 10th Apr)

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This exhibition visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering. (Ends on Mon, 13th Apr)

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Costume at the National Theatre
Alongside a select number of key paintings and sculptures, an exhibition reveals how paper allowed Picasso to push the boundaries of thought and practice.  (Ends on Mon, 13th Apr)

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Picasso and Paper
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)

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Explore the tattoos worn by members of the Armed Forces community and the powerful stories of identity, comradeship, bravery and sacrifice they represent. (Ends on Fri, 17th Apr)

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Tribute Ink
An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas
This is the first time that Tate has staged a show devoted to the later 17th century and the first to explore baroque art in Britain.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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British Baroque - Power and Illusion
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
The complexity and delightful aesthetic fills space with cut out coloured paper to create a world where the essence of every carefully considered colour can be appreciated. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Slices of Time
A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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The Clash: London Calling
This exhibition reveals the architectural setting of swimming and bathing from Roman springs and Victorian bathhouses to contemporary swimming spaces. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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The origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)

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Hidden London - The Exhibition
A small heritage gallery in the basement of the Guildhall currently has three documents on display. (Ends on Thu, 23rd Apr)

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Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms, in an exhibition from curator and writer, Francesca Gavin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

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 Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi
An exhibition exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, over 500 years. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

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Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media
The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Mon, 27th Apr)

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This display brings together a wide range of palaeoart, from nearly 200 years ago to the present day. (Ends on Tue, 28th Apr)

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