The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 18th May.


Top events in London on Tue 18th May 2021


Online events / webinars

This lecture follows the journey of a plant hunter and illustrator who has painted his way around the globe, depicting the underworld of plants
10am to 11:30am
 
The Darker Side of Plants - The Underworld of Plants
In this talk we are going to explore the issue of power consumption within today’s machine learning hardware and discuss how researchers are taking inspiration from the human brain to tackle this issue.
1pm to 2pm
 
VIRTUAL EVENT: Making Siri More Like Us: The Neuromorphic Approach
Join arboriculturist, Greg Packman and discover the different kinds of trees in bloom in Hyde Park. We will explore the Rose Garden, Nannies Lawn and the Dell area with its beautiful waterfall.
Starts at 5:30pm
 
Introducing this remarkable dynasty, Emily Brand explores their adventures from Newstead Abbey to the haunted shores of Chile, and how they coloured the life of their most illustrious descendant.
6:30pm to :
 
The Fall of the House of Byron
Join a panel of experts as they discuss the risks posed by climate change and what we can do to mitigate them.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Climate change: a risky business
Learn about the common mushrooms and fungi you can find in Britain.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Fungus amongus: common mushrooms in England
Led by Lisa Markwell, food editor of the Sunday Times, with Nicholas Lander restaurant critic for FT, Jimi Famurewa restaurant critic for the Evening Standard, and Ligaya Mishan from the New York Times.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 

 

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
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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
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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
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-18
2021-05-18
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
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-05-18
2021-05-18

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 18th 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
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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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