The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 19th May.


Top events in London on Wed 19th May 2021

Price includes a copy of Gimblett's Guide to The Best British Cheeses, a tasting of cheese samples and a glass of wine/soft drink.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Soho
Gimblett's Guide To The Best of British Cheeses by Francis Gimblett

Online events / webinars

This report brings to light the key challenges the sector is facing, but also the lessons learned to return to the office.
10am to 11am
 
NLA Report Launch, WRK/LDN: Office revolution?
Join community archaeologist Alexis as he explores how the Roman development of Fulham reflects Britain’s economic situation at the time.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Roman, Saxons and Vikings – farms and forts in Fulham
In East London, regeneration can have negative consequences for young people – but youth-led design can address them.
1pm to 2pm
 
Inclusive Spaces: Preventing ‘ruins of regeneration’ through youth-led co-design
How can history strengthen democracy? A panel of writers, historians and academics will ask what lessons, if any, can be drawn from a wide array of global histories to help strengthen democracy in the present.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
A talk by a V&A Museum curator on the men's rings collection in the museum
6pm to :
 
Men's Jewellery
This talk will explore how The Royal Parks conserve and enhance this magnificent working cemetery for people, heritage and nature.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Unforgettable Gardens - Brompton - A Garden Cemetery reborn
The next two decades of changes in health will be as striking as any seen previously: this lecture will address some of the predictable changes public health and the NHS will need to address.
6pm to 7pm
 
Trends in Health in the UK: The Implications for the NHS
This talk celebrates the work of one of Britain’s greatest film actors.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
James Mason – The Man that Got Away
What do we really know about how our daily caffeine fix is produced, and the farming communities that may be behind it?
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
Closes today
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
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
2021-05-19
2021-05-19

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 19th May 2021

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-19
2021-05-19
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-05-19
2021-05-19