The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 22nd September.


Top events in London on Wed 22nd Sep 2021

This lecture will introduce this series about these early missionary projects; why they mostly failed; and why they still matter.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
The Failure of the First Protestant Missionaries
Join us at Stanfords as we welcome the Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Wilson as he talks about his latest book Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Metropolis by Ben Wilson

Online events / webinars

Interested in Art History? Discover ways to approach the subject at the British Museum.
5pm to 6pm
 
The British Museum as a resource for Art History
The talk will present the work completed on the redevelopment of the Shell Centre in Waterloo.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
Southbank Place - The Redevelopment of the Shell Centre, Waterloo
A talk on the eventful life and career of the late, great and quintessentially British film star David Niven.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
David Niven - soldier turned movie star
The Age of Genius explores the intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell the story of the 17th century in Europe.
7pm to :
 

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-07-07
2021-10-09
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
An exhibition of 27 treasures from the Swedenborg collection exploring the life and legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg.
The Story of Swedenborg in 27 Objects
11am to 5pm
Bloomsbury
Closing soon Wed, 15th December
2021-06-23
2021-12-15
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
Reverberations is an immersive sound installation, produced by sound artist Wajid Yaseen, that uses transducer speakers to resonate through the bookshelves of one of London’s oldest radical bookshops.
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
11am to 6:30pm
Islington
Closing soon Fri, 1st October
0000-00-00
2021-10-01
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
2021-09-10
2021-10-07
On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-09-04
2020-10-01
Omniscience
An exhibition of panorama photos of the ceilings of Cathedrals.
Omniscience
7:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-13
2021-09-24
CorporateQueer
A photography exhibition representing and recognising the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the world of work, in The City of London and beyond.
CorporateQueer
10am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-10
2021-09-24
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
Around 70 shops, restaurants and hotels will be decorated with floral displays for the week.
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
All Day
City of London
Closing soon Sat, 25th September
2021-09-20
2021-09-25
Van Gough Alive
This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive “experience” based around the life and work of the Dutch artist.
Van Gough Alive
All Day
Paddington
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-06-04
2021-09-26
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Naturally Brilliant Colour
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-05-17
2021-09-26

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-22
2021-09-22
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-09-22
2021-09-22