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There is so much to discover from underwater virtual reality journeys, jewellery, earthquake simulators, fashion to experiencing a live auction at the UK's busiest salesroom. Try something different today.

Engineer your future

Extended to continue in 2018
Science Museum
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Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

V&A - Professional Development

Jan - June 2018
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Develop the professional skills you need to work in today's museum sector. Led by expert staff, these intensive part-time courses use V&A case studies to provide unique insights into their collections, work and best practice.

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Imperial Festival 2018

28th-29th April
12pm - 5pm
Imperial College London
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Make a date with discovery at Imperial Festival - a free weekend of exciting science, new technology, live music, fascinating talks, creative workshops and tasty freshly cooked grub!

The Future Starts Here

12th May - 4th Nov 2018
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Exploring the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.

Videogames

8th Sep - 24th Feb 2019
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This exhibition will explore the design and culture of videogames since the mid-2000s, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.

Cine Lumiere

Various
Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Human Evolution

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

From 24th March 2017
Science Museum
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As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

23 things Londoners should do in Hyde Park

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Swim, stroll, play, eat, relax, row - some top tips of things to do in Hyde Park from Buzzfeed.

A Beautiful Planet

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Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe.

V&A jewellery collection

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One of the finest collections of jewelry in the world - over 3,500 jewels, including pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I.

Behind the Scenes spirit tour

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Natural History Museum
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Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

Fashion

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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.

Royal College of Music Chamber Concerts

Most weekdays
Royal College of Music
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Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.

Information Age

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Science Museum
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The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Relive some remarkable moments of history.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

Theatre & Performence

Daily
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Set design, costumes, make-up, posters - and the first folio of Shakespeare's play.

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The Vaults

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Some of nature's most unique and valuable treasures are on display in the Vault gallery. See the world's largest collection of coloured diamonds, discover gems that glow in the dark, and marvel at rare meteorites from out of this world.

Third Thursday Event - Making Books

21st June
6.30-9pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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This event will be a fun and social evening involving crafting your very own hand-made book with the help of the London Centre for Book Arts. Participants will then be taught how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools and learn to make by hand a case bound notebook.

Third Thursday Event - Freestyle Embroidery Event

24th May
7-9.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Taking inspiration from sculpture and photographs held at the Society’s fascinating archive Francesca and Brooke from London Loom have selected images and printed them onto cloth ready for you to embroider with colour in your own creative flourish. A fun, relaxed evening and enjoy a glass of wine.

A contemporary approach to traditional French savoir faire

11th-12th May
Institut français
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A French Craft Exhibition & Showcase. During the London Craft Week, the Institut français welcomes three of the finest French masters of craftsmanship, Fanny Boucher, Lison de Caunes and Hervé Obligi.

Bright Club at Imperial Festival

28th April
4.30pm
Imperial College London
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Researchers become comedians for one day of the Imperial Festival! Hosted by Bright Club founder Steve Cross and with headline act Alex Lathbridge come along to H Bar to hear our very own Imperial researchers as they take to the stage! Adults only.

Architectural Yoga

28th April
10.30, 11.30, 2pm
Design Museum Kensington
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In this fifty minute vinyasa flow yoga session participants will be guided through a sequence of yoga postures that explore the architecture and experience of the Design Museum, led by yoga instructor and design educator Chi Onoura,

Free

Family Weekend: Our Album

28th & 29th April
1-5pm
Serpentine Galleries
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Artist Harold Offeh invites children and their families to work together to create imagined music album covers. Offeh will transform the Education Space into a photo studio where families can create group album covers, using text, props and poses.

Free

International Sculpture Day - The Imaginary Playground

28th April
4-8pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Coinciding with Rupert Norfolk’s exhibition at the Society, visitors will collaboratively build an imaginary playground out of hundreds of bricks of white LEGO®. The workshop is led by Batch.Works who explore using the latest technology at a micro production scale. Cash bar available. Free, drop-in.

V&A Coffee Morning and Yoga

28th April
9-10am
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Unwind in the Raphael Court before the doors open to the public with an hour long Dynamic Hatha Yoga class. Following the class, you will be taken on a tour of the Galleries exploring the themes of Circus and Censorship before enjoying a freshly brewed hot drink in the café.

Yoga at the Natural History Museum

15th July, 19th Aug
8.15-9.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Rise and shine at the Natural History Museum with a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with East of Eden, before the Museum opens its doors for the day, After your class enjoy exclusive access to an exhibition or gallery before the Museum opens.

Festival of Performance

20th - 29th April
V&A
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This year's Performance Festival responds to the dual themes of Censorship and Circus – disparate subject areas that are explored through live performance, film screenings, talks, tours and workshops.

Third Thursday Event - Pyrography

19th July
6.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Pyrography literally means fire-writing! You will be using the best Pyrography irons with a range of different hot branding tips for you to use. Have a practise on some wood offcuts before you start burning on to chopping boards, kitchen utensils, keyrings and more that you can take home with you.