The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Friday 24th September.


Top events in London on Fri 24th Sep 2021

Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
An annual parade by the pupils and marching band of Christ's Hospital.
12pm to :
 
Barbican

Online events / webinars

Listen to Illuminated River lighting designers, Jonathan Gittins and Elga Neimann, discuss the delivery of the world's longest public artwork.
1pm to 2pm
 
'How to Be Brilliant' talk with Illuminated River
This talk will look at how depictions of African people in British and Irish heraldry have changed over time
6pm to :
 
Considering the Image of the African in British heraldry
Kate MccGwire is joined by Catriona McAra to explore the themes of the feminine grotesque that have come to characterize MccGwire's work
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Kate MccGwire's Marvellous Menagerie by Dr Catriona McAra - Zoom Lecture

 

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
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
Quentin Blake: Gifted
Enjoy works from Quentin Blake from two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs.
Quentin Blake: Gifted
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sun, 26th September
2021-06-25
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


Regular Events - Friday 24th 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
2021-09-24
2021-09-24

New London model talk

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Friday 24th 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
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-24
2021-09-24