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.

In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Nov)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-08-04
Beuys’ Acorns
This group exhibition and artist led research project unearths and interrogates our connection with our habitats and ecosystems, both global and local.  (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Nov)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2021-08-04
Remember the Future
The Art of Banksy holds the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy art. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Nov)

Belgo
WC2H 9LJ
2021-08-04
The Art of Banksy
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Nov)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-08-04
The Making of Rodin
Discover where the real world and the Wizarding World intertwine. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-08-04
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-08-04
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
This display of artworks and manuscripts explores the life and interests of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) through some of his extraordinary collections. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-08-04
The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks
This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist’s career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work. (Ending Soon Fri, 26th Nov)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2021-08-04
This exhibition examines the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Dec)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-08-04
Phantoms of Surrealism
An exhibition of 27 treasures from the Swedenborg collection exploring the life and legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg. (Ending Soon Wed, 15th Dec)

Swedenborg House
WC1A 2TH
2021-08-04
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
An exhibition that reflects on the Building Centre's key activities from 1931 to the present day (Ending Soon Fri, 17th Dec)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-08-04
 Celebrating 90 years of the Building Centre – 1931 to the present day
Free  
An exhibition exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain from the Mayflower to the present day through personal narratives, contemporary art and a range of media. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Dec)

Migration Museum
SE13 7HB
2021-08-04
Departures
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?  (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-08-04
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative
The exhibition brings together rarely-seen original artwork and costumes, photographs, documents, audio and video to tell the story of Noël Coward's life. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-08-04
Noël Coward: Art & Style
Tate presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-08-04
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
An exhibition about a dentist and Freemason noted for his philanthropy. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2021-08-04
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
This exhibition offers new commissions that take a deeper look at feelings of peace and balance. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Dec)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2021-08-04
Tranquillity
Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Dec)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-08-04
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-08-04
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser