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.

This exhibition charts the development of Blake’s approach to collage-making, beginning with his layering of subject matter in early painted compositions and experiments with collaged paper (Ending Soon Fri, 13th Aug)

Waddington Custot
W1S 3LT
2021-08-13
Peter Blake: Time Traveller
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. (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Aug)

Heath Robinson Museum
HA5 1AE
2021-08-13
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-08-13
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-08-13
Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)
Free  
Malarko, the renowned Street Artist and ceramicist synonymous with London’s Brick Lane shutters, will be coming to BSMT gallery in Dalston for a solo show. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

BSMT Space
E8 4AR
2021-08-13
Malarko
This display weaves together a rich tapestry of artistic expression from artists born in, or connected to, countries from Iran to Morocco.  (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-08-13
Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa
For the first time in over two hundred years, Peter Paul Rubens’s two great masterpieces of landscape painting will be reunited as part of an exhibition at the Wallace Collection. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

Wallace Collection
W1U 3BN
2021-08-13
Rubens: Reunited the great landscapes
A display of modern carvings in wood and stone as part of the Grinling Gibbons tercentenary. (Ending Soon Fri, 20th Aug)

St Mary Abchurch
EC4N 7BA
2021-08-13
Art & Ornament
This exhibition marks only the second time each work has been on view and the first time these important works have been shown together. (Ending Soon Fri, 20th Aug)

Michael Werner Gallery
1K 7PZ
2021-08-13
James Lee Byars: The Milky Way and The Star Man
An exhibition that introduces the shrines and royal palaces of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). (Ending Soon Fri, 20th Aug)

Korean Cultural Centre UK
WC2N 5BW
2021-08-13
Royal Palaces of Joseon
A colourful exhibition celebrating natural light across the Canary Wharf estate. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Aug)

Canada Square Park
E14 5AB
2021-08-13
Summer Lights
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Aug)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2021-08-13
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Aug)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-08-13
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-08-13
Thomas Becket - Murder and the making of a saint
This exhibition uncovers how forensic and other evidence about the death marches has been gathered since the end of the Holocaust.  (Ending Soon Fri, 27th Aug)

Wiener Library
WC1B 5DP
2021-08-13
Death Marches: Evidence and Memory
An exhibition celebrating the life, genius and legacy of the 17th-century master wood carver and sculptor, Grinling Gibbons.  (Ending Soon Fri, 27th Aug)

Bonhams
W1S 1SR
2021-08-13
Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the Making
This is a major survey show of one of the most exciting, yet least known, movements in contemporary art: a non-Western tradition at once ancient and modern, immediate and other. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th Aug)

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
W1T 6BA
2021-08-13
San: Contemporary Art of the African Bushmen Group Show
This exhibition explores a century of model making, and tells the story of the lacemakers, locomotive drivers and engineers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2021-08-13
Brass, Steel and Fire
An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-08-13
Claudia Andujar - The Yanomami Struggle
See Disney costumes and puppets from the shows on display, interactive games and crafts, plus photo opportunities. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

Carriage Hall
WC2E 9DP
2021-08-13