Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An exhibition of 200 contemporary letterpress protest posters featuring the work of 100 letterpress artists from 17 countries. (Ends on Fri, 29th Jan)

2021-01-25
Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
A lights festival across the entire Canary Wharf estate. (Ends on Sat, 30th Jan)

2021-01-25
Connected by Light
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2021-01-25
Dub London: Bassline of a City
Showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf gives an unrivalled opportunity to view them in the context of hard interior and exterior architecture as well as carefully designed outdoor spaces amongst mature trees. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2021-01-25
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape. (Ends on Mon, 8th Feb)

2021-01-25
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Explore the unique story of the Krios through their history, heritage and culture from the late 18th century to the modern day. (Ends on Sun, 14th Feb)

2021-01-25
The Krios of Sierra Leone
A journey through the ground-breaking works of this quintessential contemporary artist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-25
Bruce Nauman
This exhibition looks at the presence and impact of the recorded Black communities which have been resident in Greenwich for over 200 years.  (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-25
Uncovering the History of Black British Mariners
Landmark exhibition shows how the work of contemporary feminist activists in the UK has its roots in the long and complex history of women’s rights (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-25
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights
For the first time since the movie’s release twenty-five years ago, sci-fi fans and fashion geeks can get close and personal to a display of the main cast’s costumes, accessories and Rollerblades. (Ends on Wed, 24th Feb)

2021-01-25
Hackers : Costumes From the Motion Picture
A pioneering project that explores the deceptive reality of salmon, as a colour and a fish (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-25
Cooking Sections Salmon: A Red Herring
In this exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-25
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch The Loneliness of the Soul
How J.M.W. Turner broke with convention to paint the times in which he lived (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-01-25
Turner's Modern World
Tate Modern presents the first major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-01-25
Zanele Muholi
Enter a dramatic installation of giant papyrus scrolls and discover local life stories told in symbols. (Ends on Sun, 14th Mar)

2021-01-25
From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories
Faces of a Queen gives visitors a once-in-a-generation chance to see three of the greatest depictions of Elizabeth I together. (Ends on Wed, 31st Mar)

2021-01-25
Faces of a Queen - the Armada Portraits
Playing Democracy is a giant two player game of Pong, exploring the principles of democracy. (Ends on Sun, 4th Apr)

2021-01-25
Ling Tan - Playing Democracy
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2021-01-25
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
The first major survey of one of the most important painters working today (Ends on Sun, 9th May)

2021-01-25
 Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - Fly In League With The Night
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings (Ends on Mon, 24th May)

2021-01-25
Refugees: Forced to Flee