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 display marks the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by her in close collaboration with Henrik Kubel. (Ending Soon Tue, 17th Aug)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-08-17
Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work
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
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
Summer Lights
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
2021-08-17
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
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
2021-08-17
San: Contemporary Art of the African Bushmen Group Show
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
2021-08-17
Claudia Andujar - The Yanomami Struggle
This definitive retrospective charts her ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-08-17
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
A portrait of the strength and resilience of single parent families facing austerity. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

The Museum of the Home
E2 8EA
2021-08-17
Holding the baby
Tate Modern invites visitors of all ages to transform the floor of the Turbine Hall into an ever changing work of art. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-08-17
UNIQLO Tate Play
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art. (Ending Soon Mon, 30th Aug)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-08-17
Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
The first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople. (Ending Soon Tue, 31st Aug)

William Morris Gallery
E17 4PP
2021-08-17
Within The Reach Of All: The Century Guild
White Cube presents ‘Nudità’, an exhibition of new works by Liu Wei. (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Sep)

White Cube Bermondsey
SE1 3TQ
2021-08-17
 Liu Wei Nudità
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.  (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Sep)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-08-17
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
Free  
The exhibition includes both gallery artists and guest artists and takes as its starting point an engraving by the great nineteenth century illustrator, Gustave Doré.  (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Sep)

Parafin
W1C 2AL
2021-08-17
The Forest
A series of tonal paintings produced by contraptions that have been assembled by hand from industrial materials. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Sep)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-08-17
Isabel + Helen: In Orbit