The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 23rd September.


Top events in London on Wed 23rd Sep 2020

Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Stealing from the Saracens - A Talk by Diana Darke

Online events / webinars

Hear from the London Borough of Southwark and their partners about an upcoming visioning exercise and community conversation on the future relationship with the Thames.
10am to 11am
 
The Thames in 2040: Developing a new river commons in Southwark
In this lecture Professor Andrew Coates will discuss the search for life beyond Earth on our closest target, using the Rosalind Franklin rover.
1pm to 2pm
 
Looking for Life On Mars
England’s Catholic Reformation is the reformation that sixteenth-century England nearly had: a reformed and renewed English Catholic Church, its new schools and revived parishes matched with a firm smack of discipline.
6pm to 7pm
 
England’s Catholic Reformation
Can you sort your Sairey Gamps from your Florence Nightingales? Join the myth busters from Crimson Tea Parties and the RCN Library and Archive Service to find out in this online talk and quiz.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Nursing Myth Busters: Fashion, Fantasy and Female Firsts
Kerri Andrews discusses her book, Wanderers, about ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers.
7:30pm to 9pm
 
Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A rediscovered collection of paintings and drawings by over forty young Zimbabwean artists that have not been exhibited together for almost 70 years.
The stars are bright - Zimbabwean art
11am to 3pm
Shoreditch
Closing soon Wed, 30th Sep
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 4th Oct
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
R.I.P Germain’s Dead Yard explores multiple forms of death and mourning relating to the artist's personal experiences and the ongoing viscerality of Black life in the UK.
R.I.P. Germain: Dead Yard
11am to 5:45pm
Islington
Closing soon Sun, 25th Oct
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
An exhibition of Grayson Perry works inspired by his TV series on Channel 4
Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship
10am to 5:30pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
The King’s Man Experience is an immersive exhibition featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes material from the movie of the same name.
The King's Man Experience
10:30am to 3:30pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sat, 31st Oct
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
Featuring a collection of architectural designs for dogs by world-class architects and designers, the internationally acclaimed arrives in London.
 Architecture for Dogs
11am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Wed, 4th Nov
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
Bringing together digital collage, print material, sound and sculpture, this exhibition explores the idea of change and its transformative or violent power through dynamic layered compositions.
 Gallery 31: I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now
12pm to 6pm
Strand
Closing soon Wed, 4th Nov
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
Meet monsters from 252 million years ago in a period called the Permian, when you visit this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition.
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Wed, 4th Nov
2020-09-23
2020-09-23
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar
Andy Warhol
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Wed, 4th Nov
2020-09-23
2020-09-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Led by expert guides, the tour takes you across the Barbican Centre and surrounding Brutalist estate.
 All Day
 
 Barbican
2020-09-23
2020-09-23

Barbican architecture tour

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2020-09-23
2020-09-23

Roman London Walking Tour