Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Thursday 20th February

The lecture discusses the Cato Street plotter identities, motives and impact, and the forgotten fact that their failure ended British revolutionary fantasies for a century.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times.
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars.
Moving to Mars
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune.
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
event time 11am to 4pm
 Isleworth
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today
Buddhism
event time 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Tue, 25th Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
This exhibition of theatre costumes visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering.
event time 9:30am to 11pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Fri, 28th Feb 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery.
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition.
Troy myth and reality
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Thu, 5th Mar 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 7th Mar 2020
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 20th February 2020

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

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