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.

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
2022-03-22
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
2022-03-22
Wladimir Ivanow & Modern Ismaili Studies
This exhibition combines photographs taken by Shirley Baker of dogs in everyday settings, as well as at dog shows, providing an insight to her affection and admiration for man’s best friend. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Apr)

The Kennel Club
W1J 8AB
2022-03-22
For the Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien
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
2022-03-22
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-03-22
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
2022-03-22
Virtual Veronese - A virtual reality experience
Free  
A meditative 14-minute film that explores what it means to wait in and through experiences of care. (Ending Soon Fri, 8th Apr)

The Peltz Gallery
WC1H 0PD
2022-03-22
Time Being
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
2022-03-22
Wallace Chan – TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space, and time
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
2022-03-22
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
2022-03-22
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
2022-03-22
Performance by Rankin
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
2022-03-22
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
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
2022-03-22
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
2022-03-22
Kehinde Wiley
£8  
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
2022-03-22
£8.50  
8 original artworks by different artists and eras are displayed in our In Focus space in the museum’s main gallery. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2022-03-22
This exhibition showcases images by photographers who have used their cameras to support political struggle and social change in Britain from 1968 to today. (Ending Soon Sat, 30th Apr)

Four Corners Gallery
E2 0QN
2022-03-22
Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens
Discover more about the rise of Greek Revival architecture through contemporary watercolours and contextual images. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-03-22
Greek Revival - simplicity and  splendour
The myth of Van Gogh today is linked as much to his extraordinary life as it is to his stunning paintings. This exhibition will allow both aspects to be explored. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-03-22
Van Gogh. Self-Portraits
This exhibition will focus on the role of women during World War Two featuring posters issued by both Allied and Axis powers. (Ending Soon Mon, 9th May)

Antikbar
SW10 0LJ
2022-03-22
Fighting On All Fronts: Women At War