The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Wednesday 6th October.


Top events in London on Wed 6th Oct 2021

A chance to see both textile and woodworking wizardry in a beautifully restored Mission Hall in Leytonstone.
10am to 6pm
 
Open House at Aylmer Hall Studios
Curator of instruments Barbara Meyer and luthiers present violin making inspired by the famous Cremonese classical instrument-making community, 1550–1750.
12pm to :
 
Camden
From Cremona to London
This lecture will critically assess the myth of England's story as a 'sacred white space' and examine the evidence for diversity in medieval and early modern history.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
Blacks Britannica: Diversity in Medieval and Early Modern England
Adam Bray talks with three experts about their beautiful papers, the techniques and history behind them and how and why we should use wallpaper today.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Ealing
The Art of Wallpaper
Armistead Maupin, the beloved author and LGBTQI+ activist, recounts his favourite tales and shares his observations about the world today with actor Russell Tovey.
7:30pm to :
 
Southwark
An Evening with Armistead Maupin

Online events / webinars

Launching the NLA research paper Resilient London: confronting climate change, this webinar discusses priorities for for climate resilience.
10am to 11am
 
Resilient London: confronting climate change – report launch
These monthly talks explore the story of the clock tower from its beginnings, to the most complex conservation project in its history.
6pm to 7pm
 
Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation
A regular monthly meeting to explore lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories
6pm to 7pm
 
Outloud LGBTQ+ Salon
The second lecture in this series on Late Victorian and Edwardian London's development covers the 1880's and 1890's in the British capital.
7pm to 10pm
 
Andrew Saint: London 1870-1914: a City at its Zenith- Part 2

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Round and Around
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels.
Round and Around
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-27
2021-10-22
Kasama Potters Project
The Kasama Potters project brings together thirty-four Japanese ceramicists from Kasama.
Kasama Potters Project
10am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Mon, 8th November
2021-10-05
2021-11-08
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
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
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-09-18
2021-10-09
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-10-04
2021-10-09
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
Closing soon Sat, 9th October
2021-10-02
2021-10-09
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
2021-05-17
2021-10-10
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
2021-10-04
2021-10-10

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 6th October 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
2021-10-06
2021-10-06
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
2021-10-06
2021-10-06