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.
Free Forest on Fire
The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th May)
Free Not Vital: Paintings
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public. (Ending Soon Wed, 26th May)
The French artist, Sylvain Lefebvre, invites us to save ourselves on a journey through the dreamlike oceans and untamed forests of his imagination. (Ends on Sat, 29th May)
British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years. (Ends on Fri, 4th Jun)
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way. (Ends on Sat, 5th Jun)
Free Rana Begum
This new collection of work reveals how Begum’s practice has diverged and evolved, setting her precise minimalism against a new exploration into the amorphous and uncontained. (Ends on Sat, 5th Jun)
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace. (Ends on Sun, 6th Jun)
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis. (Ends on Sat, 12th Jun)
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route. (Ends on Wed, 16th Jun)
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes. (Ends on Sat, 19th Jun)
Works from the period of the two artists’ friendship will be shown side by side for the first time, along with unseen materials from Beard’s archives including letters and photographs. (Ends on Fri, 16th Jul)
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour. (Ends on Sun, 19th Sep)
Free Beuys’ Acorns
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace (Ends on Sun, 14th Nov)
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place. (Ends on Fri, 31st Dec)