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.

An exhibition display showcasing Network Rail’s Design Guidance Series. (Ends on Tue, 31st Aug)

2021-08-31
Curating Concourses at Euston Station
The first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople. (Ends on Tue, 31st Aug)

2021-08-31
Within The Reach Of All: The Century Guild
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.  (Ends on Sat, 4th Sep)

2021-08-31
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
The first major solo show in the UK of Italian contemporary artist, Marco Tirelli. (Ends on Sat, 4th Sep)

2021-08-31
Marco Tirelli
Outdoor art exhibition by Malwawi-born artist Samson Kambalu, who has been creating flags throughout lockdown that explore ideas of national and individual sovereignty and links to emancipatory movements such as Pan-Africanism. (Ends on Sun, 5th Sep)

2021-08-31
Samson Kambalu – Black Jack
This touring exhibition unites contemporary indigenous artists and educators in the USA with museums and historic collections in Britain.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Sep)

2021-08-31
Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America
A collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles. (Ends on Sat, 11th Sep)

2021-08-31
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. (Ends on Sun, 12th Sep)

2021-08-31
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. (Ends on Sun, 12th Sep)

2021-08-31
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. (Ends on Sun, 12th Sep)

2021-08-31
Turner's Modern World
A new photographic art display exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens. (Ends on Sun, 19th Sep)

2021-08-31
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
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An exhibition exploring the phenomena of skateboarding and the impact of its culture and communities on the UK over the past 45 years. (Ends on Sun, 19th Sep)

2021-08-31
No Comply
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour. (Ends on Sun, 19th Sep)

2021-08-31
The Secret World of Plants
The exhibition showcases the people and places in Harrow who have contributed to preserving Harrow’s natural spaces. (Ends on Sun, 26th Sep)

2021-08-31
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.  (Ends on Sun, 26th Sep)

2021-08-31
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. (Ends on Sun, 26th Sep)

2021-08-31
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.  (Ends on Sun, 26th Sep)

2021-08-31
Naturally Brilliant Colour
This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive “experience” based around the life and work of the Dutch artist. (Ends on Sun, 26th Sep)

2021-08-31
Van Gough Alive
Discover the story of Ai-Da, the world’s first convincing humanoid robot capable of creating artworks. (Ends on Wed, 29th Sep)

2021-08-31
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. (Ends on Thu, 30th Sep)

2021-08-31
500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem in Greenwich