Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.

 

 

This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Thursday, 4th August 2022?

 

 


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

£18  
Epic Iran explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Sep)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-08-04
Epic Iran
This topical exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Sep)

Freud Museum
NW3 5SX
2021-08-04
Freud & Pandemic
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Sep)

RAF Museum
NW9 5LL
2021-08-04
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses – from armoured beasts and shining shields to plumed helmets and printed flowers. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Sep)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-08-04
Take One Picture 2021
This landmark exhibition brings together major works by Turner from Tate and other collections, including The Fighting Temeraire 1839 and Rail, Steam and Speed 1844. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Sep)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-08-04
Turner's Modern World
An exciting new force in painting, Michael Armitage draws from Titian, Goya, Manet and Gauguin to explore East African culture and folklore.  (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Sep)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2021-08-04
Michael Armitage - Paradise Edict
Free  
An exhibition exploring the phenomena of skateboarding and the impact of its culture and communities on the UK over the past 45 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Sep)

Somerset House
WC2R 1LA
2021-08-04
No Comply
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Sep)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-08-04
The Secret World of Plants
The exhibition showcases the people and places in Harrow who have contributed to preserving Harrow’s natural spaces. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Headstone Manor Museum
HA2 6PX
2021-08-04
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
This exhibition looks at the Cold War and its effect on cultural practices in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region, which generated one of the most fertile periods in the history of Arab culture and publishing. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

The Mosaic Rooms
SW5 0SW
2021-08-04
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.  (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2021-08-04
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
Made in the spring of 2020, during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy, this exhibition charts the unfolding of spring, from beginning to end, and is a joyous celebration of the seasons. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2021-08-04
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.  (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-08-04
Naturally Brilliant Colour
The first major show of art by French post-war painter Olivier Debré in 44 years, bringing together some 30 oils and works on paper. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Estorick Collection
N1 2AN
2021-08-04
Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction
This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive “experience” based around the life and work of the Dutch artist. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Sep)

Kensington Gardens
W2 2AR
2021-08-04
Van Gough Alive
Discover the story of Ai-Da, the world’s first convincing humanoid robot capable of creating artworks. (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Sep)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-08-04
Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot
Original artworks and illustrations from his booklets, inspired by the art in the Painted Hall, will be on display. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9LW
2021-08-04
500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem in Greenwich
An exhibition exploring the concept of Eden through Art & Islamic Garden Design (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

The Aga Khan Centre
N1C 4DN
2021-08-04
Making Paradise
An analogue journey through unseen footage, unpublished articles and original synthesizers with one of electronic music's pioneering groups. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-08-04
Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer