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.

The South African artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK takes inspiration from indigenous dance. (Ends on Sun, 25th Jul)

2021-07-17
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. (Ends on Sun, 25th Jul)

2021-07-17
Matthew Barney: Redoubt
The richly decorated Victorian Leadenhall Market has been filled with neon lighting from Gods Own Junkyard. (Ends on Sat, 31st Jul)

2021-07-17
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Aug)

2021-07-17
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch
The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 1st Aug)

2021-07-17
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. (Ends on Sun, 8th Aug)

2021-07-17
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
This exhibition seeks to explore key aspects of John Hassall’s work, and to celebrate the life of this extraordinary artist a century on from his heyday. (Ends on Sat, 14th Aug)

2021-07-17
John Hassall: Illustrator and Poster Artist
Speaking to architects, public sector workers and young people, artist and filmmaker Ayo Akingbade creates moving image work that forges conversations on urbanism, gentrification, power and resilience. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)

2021-07-17
A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons
Calero’s display invites us to think about the act of collecting, about what we choose to surround ourselves with in our homes and the importance and presence of the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)

2021-07-17
Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)
This display weaves together a rich tapestry of artistic expression from artists born in, or connected to, countries from Iran to Morocco.  (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)

2021-07-17
Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)

2021-07-17
Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)

2021-07-17
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)

2021-07-17
Jean Dubuffet - Brutal Beauty
Discover the murder that shook the Middle Ages in this dramatic exhibition about the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)

2021-07-17
Thomas Becket - Murder and the making of a saint
An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)

2021-07-17
Claudia Andujar - The Yanomami Struggle
This definitive retrospective charts her ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)

2021-07-17
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
Discover the pioneering story of photography from the 1840s to today, told through stunning still lifes of plants and botany. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)

2021-07-17
Unearthed: Photography's Roots
The first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople. (Ends on Tue, 31st Aug)

2021-07-17
Within The Reach Of All: The Century Guild
Meet one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design for all and was often overshadowed by her famous male collaborators.  (Ends on Sat, 4th Sep)

2021-07-17
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
This exhibition showcases a series of powerful and poetic watercolours made on an expedition to discover the ruins of ancient Ionia (modern Turkey) in 1764. (Ends on Sat, 4th Sep)

2021-07-17
The Romance of Ruins