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.

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)

2021-02-08
The Krios of Sierra Leone
A journey through the ground-breaking works of this quintessential contemporary artist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch The Loneliness of the Soul
This exhibition brings together watercolours, etchings and screenprints from throughout her life in the theme of growth. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-02-08
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers
How J.M.W. Turner broke with convention to paint the times in which he lived (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-02-08
Turner's Modern World
Tate Modern presents the first major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-02-08
Zanele Muholi
Enter a dramatic installation of giant papyrus scrolls and discover local life stories told in symbols. (Ends on Sun, 14th Mar)

2021-02-08
From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories
Contemporary artists Fourthland present an exploration of nature, sanctuary and belief in Christianity and Hinduism, comprising installations in a church and temple, a sound pilgrimage through the fringes of Epping Forest. (Ends on Thu, 25th Mar)

2021-02-08
Call to Holy Ground
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)

2021-02-08
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)

2021-02-08
Ling Tan - Playing Democracy
Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2021-02-08
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2021-02-08
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
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, 3rd May)

2021-02-08
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
The first major survey of one of the most important painters working today (Ends on Sun, 9th May)

2021-02-08
 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)

2021-02-08
Refugees: Forced to Flee
A photographic art exhibition exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens. (Ends on Sun, 1st Aug)

2021-02-08
An Ode to Afrosurrealism