The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 2nd June.


Top events in London on Wed 2nd Jun 2021


Online events / webinars

Professor Maria Rubins will explore Art Deco fiction and its distinctive narrative strategies, genres and thematic repertoire, shaped by new conceptions of commercial success.
1pm to 2pm
 
Art Deco: A Literary Style?
Join creators and curators of the Era of Reclamation series, Bonnie Greer and Hartwig Fischer, along with their guests, for a conversation exploring Black male fashion.
5pm to 6pm
 
This paper will discuss the practice of writing about medieval history for a popular audience, and the specific demands of teaching history through blogging.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Medieval History for Fun and Profit: Blogging about Medieval History
This talk will end with a demonstration of how to make a comet model using kitchen ingredients.
6pm to 7pm
 
Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets
This illustrated Lecture will look closely at the extraordinary range of Masks and traditions current in contemporary Mexico.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Mexican Mask Rituals - Phyllis Galembo - Zoom Lecture

 

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
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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
Closes today
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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
Closes today
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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
Closes today
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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
Closes today
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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 tomorrow
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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 tomorrow
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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 tomorrow
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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 tomorrow
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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 tomorrow
2021-06-02
2021-06-02

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 2nd June 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
2021-06-02
2021-06-02
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
2021-06-02
2021-06-02