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.

Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition explores the past and present of textile making. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Oct)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2021-08-04
On Tenterhooks
Reverberations is an immersive sound installation, produced by sound artist Wajid Yaseen, that uses transducer speakers to resonate through the bookshelves of one of London’s oldest radical bookshops. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Oct)

Housmans Bookshop
N1 9DX
2021-08-04
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
The largest solo museum exhibition to date in London of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Oct)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-08-04
JR: Chronicles
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. (Ending Soon Sat, 9th Oct)

Crafts Council Gallery
N1 9BY
2021-08-04
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Oct)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-08-04
Falling Birds
This exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the history of medicine and the growth of the medical and scientific professions. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Oct)

The Royal Society of Medicine
W1G 0AE
2021-08-04
Treasures of the RSM
Bringing together over 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, this exhibition shows how Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) blazed a new path for the development of abstraction. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Oct)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-08-04
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Starting over 50 years ago, this great photographer has been documenting life in the west London communities of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Oct)

Royal Festival Hall
SE1 8XX
2021-08-04
The Charlie Phillips Archive
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2021-08-04
Julian Opie
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-08-04
Nero - The man behind the myth
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-08-04
Paula Rego
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-08-04
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
An exhibition to celebrate the release of A Field Guide to Larking by Lara Maiklem, author of the bestselling Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames (Ending Soon Sat, 30th Oct)

Southwark Cathedral
SE1 9DA
2021-08-04
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-08-04
Asante Goldweights
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-08-04
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Featuring over 50 books, documents, film clips and original artworks, the exhibition explores Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, from his arrival in the UK from Peru, to finding a new home, and his adventures in London. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-08-04
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Maritime Museum
SE10 9NF
2021-08-04
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
This exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2021-08-04
Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2021-08-04
West Indian Soldier