The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 4th May.


Top events in London on Tue 4th May 2021


Online events / webinars

This lecture looks at great winners (and losers) from the past and clarifies the ideas behind the annual competition.
2pm to 3pm
 
The Turner Prize Explained
This talk will explore negotiations between planners and the public by focusing on attempts to reorganise London’s teaching hospital system in the post-war period.
4pm to 5:15pm
 
Planning, publics, and the reorganisation of London’s teaching hospital system
Lance corporal Rusty Firmin will be telling the full story of Operation Nimrod and his own involvement.
6:15pm to 7:30pm
 
Six Days in Knightsbridge – the SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege
To coincide with the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, this lecture will review Sir John Soane’s interest in Napoleon Bonaparte.
6:30pm to :
 
Sir John Soane’s fascination with Napoleon Bonaparte
Join Mark Solms as he explores the mechanisms behind the dreaming brain and what they really mean.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
The dreaming brain
Historian and curator Barry Bergdoll examines transformations in French architectural culture through the lens of the Vaudoyer dynasty.
7pm to 9pm
 
The Vaudoyers: a French architectural dynasty 1756-1975

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
An exhibition that celebrates the breadth, diversity and qualities of craft, and includes numerous craft objects made in the UK over the course of the last 50 years.
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
All Day
Islington
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closes today
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closes today
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closes today
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closes today
2021-05-04
2021-05-04
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closes today
2021-05-04
2021-05-04

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 4th May 2021

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-04
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Barbican
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A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
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