Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.

 

 

This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Tuesday, 27th December 2022?

 

 


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Dec)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-27
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
W1B 1JH
2021-12-27
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
Sixty-five paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and are widely acknowledged to be among the highlights of the Royal Collection have been brought together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

The Queen's Gallery
SW1A 1AA
2021-12-27
Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
The grounds of Kenwood House will this year become a magical wonderland with an incredible illuminated Christmas light trail. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Kenwood House
NW3 7JR
2021-12-27
Christmas lights at Kenwood
Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-12-27
Poussin and the Dance
The annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-12-27
Christmas at Kew
Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning through the work of deaf-led charity Stagetext. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-27
Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder
The Gingerbread City invites leading architects, engineers, landscape architects and designers to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Motcomb House
SW1X 8JU
2021-12-27
The Gingerbread City 2021
This exhibition presents large scale photographs taken less than two months after the attacks, as the gravity of the 9/11 terror attacks left a new world in their wake. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2021-12-27
Wim Wenders: Photographing Ground Zero
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An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-27
Noguchi
This exhibition celebrates the role of architectural models in shaping the spaces we live in. (Ending Soon Fri, 28th Jan)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-12-27
Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed
The exhibition brings together over a dozen of the artist’s best male portraits from collections across the world. (Ends on Sun, 30th Jan)

Wallace Collection
W1U 3BN
2021-12-27
 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
A selection of the finest prints from Lloyd's collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology.  (Ends on Sun, 30th Jan)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-12-27
Enticing Peaks - Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest
In a world-first, a group of rare drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai will go on display at the British Museum.  (Ends on Sun, 30th Jan)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-12-27
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
Documentary photography from the 70s and 80s (Ends on Fri, 4th Feb)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
E1 4DQ
2021-12-27
The Vanished East End
The first major London exhibition by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta highlights the fragility of one’s right to expression whilst raising urgent questions of censorship, confinement and resistance.  (Ends on Sun, 6th Feb)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-27
Shilpa Gupta
Photographic exhibition of Londoners and Berliners during the pandemic, documenting their reality.  (Ends on Fri, 11th Feb)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2021-12-27
Stories in Colour: Waiting for Time
Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery to explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots in their own words. (Ends on Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-12-27
Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens
Step into the vibrant world of Peru and discover how people have thrived for millennia in one of the most complex and challenging environments on the planet.  (Ends on Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-12-27
Peru: a journey in time
Discover how new design ideas are redefining our world and explore major new exhibits that capture the devasting impact of waste including a large-scale installation by Ibrahim Mahama. (Ends on Mon, 21st Feb)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-12-27
Waste Age: What can design do?