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


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-03-19
Hogarth and Europe
Bishopsgate Institute will be staging a take-over of The Curve at the Barbican with an installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history. (Ending Soon Mon, 21st Mar)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-03-19
 Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute
This exhibition will be a release event for curator Manami Okazaki‘s new book, Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun by Prestel, one of the world’s leading publishers of art and design books.  (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Mar)

Sway Gallery
EC1V 9AN
2022-03-19
Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun
This exhibition follows the pioneering Russian scholar of Ismaili studies, Wladimir Ivanow (1886 – 1970) across the Muslim world. (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Mar)

The Aga Khan Centre
N1C 4DN
2022-03-19
Wladimir Ivanow & Modern Ismaili Studies
America in Crisis brings together 40 leading American photographers and over 120 works exploring social change in the U.S from the 1960s till today.  (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-03-19
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-03-19
Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
Using virtual reality headsets, you can see Paolo Veronese's 'The Consecration of Saint Nicholas' as it would have originally been seen - as an altarpiece instead of a museum painting. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-19
Virtual Veronese - A virtual reality experience
This exhibit explores relations between space, time and materials through titanium, and can be found in the lobby of One Canada Square. (Ending Soon Fri, 8th Apr)

One Canada Square
E14 5AB
2022-03-19
Wallace Chan – TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space, and time
A display exploring the central role food plays in Black enterprise and identity in South East London.  (Ending Soon Sat, 9th Apr)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2022-03-19
Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place
Celebrate the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Apr)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-03-19
Amy: Beyond the Stage
Explore how windows take on cultural significance and surprisingly shape all our views on the world in an exhibition by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Apr)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2022-03-19
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
An exhibition of photography of the enormous talent and resilience of London's theatreland. (Ending Soon Tue, 12th Apr)

House of Photography
WC2E 9LH
2022-03-19
Performance by Rankin
The exhibition features more than 70 European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day. (Ending Soon Sat, 16th Apr)

Fan Museum
SE10 8ER
2022-03-19
The Allure of Lace
Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.  (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-03-19
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-03-19
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
An immersive audio-visual installation launching in New Cross, London by mixed media studio Increments. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Corner New Cross
SE14 5DJ
2022-03-19
Increments presents: Still (2022)
Described as an "interactive experience", this exhibition showcases unseen Marley photographs and memorabilia with a focus on his lifestyle, passions, influences, and legacy. (Ending Soon Mon, 18th Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-03-19
Bob Marley One Love Experience
Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings.  (Ending Soon Mon, 18th Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-19
Kehinde Wiley
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Against the backdrop of war and revolution raging in Europe and the United States, a young man grew up in Bonn inspired by the ideals of freedom, and went on to compose some of the greatest works of music ever written. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-03-19
For their 10th annual exhibition, Two Temple Place will showcase the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of Black women artists working in clay. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

Two Temple Place
WC2R 3BD
2022-03-19
Body Vessel Clay