The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 11th August.

Tuesday 11th August

Online events / webinars

Join our expert-led webinar that will give you guide you through all the basics to get started with discovering your family history within half an hour.
 2pm to 3pm
Top Level Tips: Discovering your family history
Hear fascinating and unexpected tales of London's great West End stores, from Selfridges to John Lewis via Liberty, HMV and many others
 3pm to 4pm
Virtual Tour -  West End stories - untold tales of London's great shops
These talks will explore not only the mirage of safety and control presented by nurses, but also the toll this mask of resilience took upon the human being behind it.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Emblems of Resilience: Nurses, ‘Spanish Influenza’ and lessons for Covid-19 (virtual event)
Stuck at home? Get to know Rome in an hour with a professional tour guide and lover of art, Olga Cuckovic.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Panoramic Tour of Rome with Olga
Using results from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, Katie Mack describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different predictions of how the Universe will end.
 7pm to 8:30pm
The end of everything
A lecture about the diplomacy and science needed to understand the origins and hazards associated with Mount Paektu, a large volcano on the border of the North Korea and China.
 7:30pm to 8pm

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work explores an imagined ancient myth, with an immersive soundscape by artist Peter Adjaye.
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
event time 12pm to 6:30pm
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Aug
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
Masculinities - Liberation through Photography
event time 11am to 6:30pm
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Aug
Bringing together the work of over 40 leading artists, designers and musicians, Mushrooms looks at fungi’s colourful cultural legacy.
Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Aug
A display of kimono by contemporary textile artist, and founder of the HIROCOLEDGE brand, Takahashi Hiroko can be seen in the windows and on the Ground Floor at Japan House London throughout August.
RENOVATION: Kimono & Sustainability
event time All Day
 Closing soon Mon, 31st Aug
Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years
Steve McQueen
event time 10am to 6pm
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Sep
It’s 40 years since The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released, and an exhibition has pulled together a host of memorabilia for that iconic album.
The Clash: London Calling
event time 11:30am to 3:30pm
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Sep
The New Stone Age exhibition celebrates the sustainability, practicality and inherent beauty of stone.
 The New Stone Age
event time 9am to 6pm
 Closing soon Sat, 12th Sep
The first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
event time 11am to 3pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Sep
This year’s Royal Society of Sculptors exhibition has been guest curated by Robert and Nicky Wilson, the founders of Jupiter Artland, and is a showcase of the work of members and fellows.
Summer Exhibition
event time 11am to 5pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Fri, 18th Sep
Exhibition of shortlisted entries to recognise and support the most innovative, original and relevant photography-based practice within a given year.
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
event time 11am to 7pm
 Soho North
 Closing soon Sat, 19th Sep

Exhibitions opening soon