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.

A solo exhibition of new and archival works that spotlight Black Queer legacies in Britain by Ajamu X. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Cubitt Artists
N1 9HH
2021-07-08
Ajamu: Archival Sensoria
This exhibition showcases the innovative work of Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko, who is renowned for pushing boundaries of textile production and championing new methods of sustainable manufacturing. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2021-07-08
MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko
A new outdoor exhibition, Gunnersbury Park Museum celebrates the life and work of Ealing Studios stills photographer Roy Gough. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Gunnersbury Park Museum
W3 8LQ
2021-07-08
Shooting Stars: Behind the scenes at Ealing Studios
Free  
Operating anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, the artist’s latest body of work presents onlookers with an array of characters that are at once both familiar and estranged. (Ending Soon Thu, 15th Jul)

Maddox Gallery
W1S 2QE
2021-07-08
Villainy
Three exhibitions at the gallery that can be visited on one booking ticket. (Ending Soon Fri, 16th Jul)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-07-08
Three free exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 16th Jul)

Ordovas
W1S 2ER
2021-07-08
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
Taking inspiration from Bloomberg’s location in the City of London, Dant’s epic sepia ink drawing encapsulates 2,000 years of the everyday life and times of Budge Row, the famous once-lost thoroughfare now reinstated as Bloomberg Arcade. (Ending Soon Sat, 17th Jul)

London Mithraeum
EC4N 8AA
2021-07-08
Adam Dant - The Budge Row Bibliotheque
This exhibition celebrates the Company’s history and its crafts of joinery and woodcarving, to mark the 450th anniversary of the granting of the Company’s Royal Charter in 1571. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Jul)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-07-08
The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers
This first solo exhibition of new works by Rafael Trelles, explores the notion of the Axis Mundi, a mythic tree that represents a portal between this and other worlds. (Ending Soon Sat, 24th Jul)

October Gallery
WC1N 3AL
2021-07-08
Rafael Trelles: AXIS MUNDI
The South African artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK takes inspiration from indigenous dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Jul)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-07-08
Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust
See the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade, featuring the UK premiere of a ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ new feature-length film. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Jul)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-07-08
Matthew Barney: Redoubt
For this occasion, the artist presents a new series of 6 acrylics on canvas inspired by the latest trends in the contemporary Asian avant-garde.  (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Jul)

Dorothy Circus Gallery
W2 2AZ
2021-07-08
Misterioso - Cheng Cheng Yi
An exhibition of diaristic photographs drawn from a period spanning 1990-2004, documenting the artist’s experiences as part of the free party and traveller community. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Jul)

Edel Assanti
W1W 7RL
2021-07-08
Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots
A collection of limited edition prints and original drawings including maps that salute London’s Theatres, Lost Rivers and bustling London Squares. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

St Martin-in-the-Fields
WC2N 4JJ
2021-07-08
Adam Dant – The Return of London
This exhibition brings 1980s Hackney to life through photographs found in the basement of the Rio Cinema, Dalston. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Hackney Museum
E8 1GQ
2021-07-08
Hackney in the 1980s
The richly decorated Victorian Leadenhall Market has been filled with neon lighting from Gods Own Junkyard. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Leadenhall Market
EC3V 1LR
2021-07-08
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
This show brings together two of the most important figures in twentieth-century British painting, exploring between them, figuration, abstraction, cubism, ‘concrete’ art, and collage. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Annely Juda Fine Art
W1S 1AW
2021-07-08
Prunella Clough and Alan Reynolds
This exhibition looks at how spirituality continued to be an important source of inspiration for artists in the post-war years. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Hanina Fine Arts
W1C 2AP
2021-07-08
Spirituality & Abstraction in post-war Europe
An exhibition of new works by Tom Sachs, never previously seen in the UK, including four new sculptures conceived for the exhibition. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Thaddaeus Ropac
W1S 4NJ
2021-07-08
Tom Sachs - Ritual
A subterranean exploration of sound and light, the show takes viewers on a sensory journey through 180 Studio’s labyrinth-like spaces. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Aug)

180 Strand
WC2R 1EA
2021-07-08
Ryoji Ikeda