The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 17th September.


Top events in London on Fri 17th Sep 2021

A street festival that will host a series of activities, workshops, live music, film screenings and performances.
11am to 8pm
 
Camden
Join David Wells as he explores the service of the West India Regiments in Britain’s early 19th-century military campaigns against France and America.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 The West India Regiments in the Napoleonic Wars
This illustrated talk will trace its story from its origins to demolition in 1962.
6pm to 7pm
 
Southwark
The Waterloo Shot Tower – A Biography

Online events / webinars

A talk by Andrew Lane, Education Officer, Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre
1pm to 2pm
 
London's Roman Amphitheatre

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from.
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Thu, 7th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
The work in this exhibition is painted mostly on objects that the artist has salvaged from the streets and buildings of London.
Back Lit by Andrew Gibson
11am to 5pm
Stoke Newington
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
An exhibition examining the industry’s innovative nature, presenting the unique depth of rush weaving’s aesthetics and its historical value to Taiwan.
Lines of Possibilities: Taiwanese Rush Weaving
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
Bentleys, the vintage luggage specialist, hosts a week-long residency with arguably Britain’s finest traditional leather craftspeople: Tetbury’s Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael.
MacGregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass
11am to 5pm
Sloane Square
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
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.
Maker's Eye: Stories of Crafts
All Day
Islington
Closes tomorrow
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
Visitors can see the entire process of creating handwoven textiles, from setting up the warp, weaving both tapestries and rugs, and finally taking the finished piece off the loom.
Christabel Balfour Open Studios
2pm to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
Five leading contemporary craft galleries on display in the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador.
Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence
12pm to 5pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world.
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Falling Birds
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.
Hand & Lock: Behind the Scenes of a 250-Year-Old Embroidery House
10am to 4:30pm
Belgravia
Closing soon Sun, 10th October
2021-09-17
2021-09-17

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Friday 17th September 2021

A free lunchtime talk in our new space at Coal Drops Yard and learn about London’s historical and physical development.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Kings Cross
2021-09-17
2021-09-17

New London model talk

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 17th September 2021

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-17
2021-09-17
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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