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A night out in London

From DJs, films, late night exhibitions, concerts, inspiring talks, immersive performances, sleepovers, Museum Lates, lectures - there is plenty to do here in South Kensington in the evening.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

20th Jan & 16th March 2024
6:30pm - 10am
Natural History Museum
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Set your inner child free with a sleepover at the Museum. This one's not for the kids. Enjoy a three-course meal, a pub quiz, stand-up comedy, a live animal workshop, and in the morning a cooked breakfast.

V&A Lates

Last Friday of every month
6.30-10pm
V&A
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An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.

Ciné Lumière

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

Ciné Lumière for under 25's

Institut français
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If you love cinema, and you’re 25 years old or under, Ciné Lumière For A Fiver is for you! Whether you want to see the latest releases or discover French classics, attend special Q&As or explore world cinema, enjoy discounted tickets with no booking fees.

A Night of Comedy

19th March
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The legendary Night Of Comedy will be back at the Royal Albert Hall with host Kevin Bridges, sets from Rob Beckett, Paul Chowdhry, Joe Lycett, Joanne McNally and Seann Walsh.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

29th - 30th Nov
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are back at the Royal Albert Hall with a delightful Rhythm and Blues night.

The Poets' Revival

1st May
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Royal Albert Hall associate artist Rhael ‘LionHeart’ Cape presents The Poets’ Revival, reigniting the prominence of contemporary British poetry with the help of the most culturally-relevant and accomplished performers of their generation.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in Concert

14th - 17th March
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in concert in 2024 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series.

Imperial Lates: AI

14th March
6pm - 9pm
Imperial College London
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Don’t miss the last Imperial Lates of the Season as Imperial College London experts lift the lid on Artificial Intelligence at this thrilling evening of discovery! Explore the reality of AI and how it might influence our lives in a multitude of interactive events.

Late Night Jazz

29th Feb
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Renowned trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed performs in the Elgar Room, opening this year's edition of AWAN Festival. Yazz has garnered global acclaim with her own distinct brand of psychedelic-Arabic-jazz.

In Conversation with Marie Ndiaye

28th Feb
Institut français
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French writer Marie NDiaye is an essential voice in French literature, having won recognition in multiple prestigious awards. In a conversation with writer and translator Lauren Elkin, she will discuss her latest novel Vengeance is Mine.

Diaphonique Concert: Two Coasts by Layale Chaker

18th April
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Violinist and composer Layale Chaker will be presenting extracts of Two Coasts: Past and Current Streams, a project supported in 2018 by the Diaphonique fund for Contemporary music run by the Institut français.

Revisited Anthems by the Montreuil Orchestra

16th May
7pm
Institut français
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Conducted by Sylvain Cartigny, the Orchestre de spectacle de Montreuil will be performing national anthems revisited by contemporary composers.

L’Olimpiade by Ensemble Matheus

29th March
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Under the direction of conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the virtuosi musician of the Ensemble Matheus revisit Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade to a libretto by poet Metastasio after Herodotus. Expect a formidable melodic outburst in which betrayed friendships and thwarted loves compete.

Kate Strasdin: Gilded Splendour

4th April
6.30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Join Dr Kate Strasdin as she looks at the often hidden world of couture embroidery artisanship,The evening includes the chance to view the exhibition Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910), and the chance to buy signed copies of Strasdin’s latest book.

Michael Backman: Courtly Splendour

2nd May
7pm - 9pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Art historian and author Michael Backman will lead a fascinating talk about the Malay ancient tradition of working with silver and gold as well as the appeal their craft had for collectors in the Victorian era.

Dune: Part 2 IMAX

1st - 17th March
Various Times
Science Museum
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In the highly anticipated sequel to the six-time Academy Award-winning Dune, Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen, while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Experience the epic new chapter of the Dune saga in mind-blowing IMAX® format.

The Science of Hate: Matthew Williams and Shazia Mirza in Conversation

7th March
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Science Museum
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World-leading criminologist and author of The Science of Hate Matthew Williams is joined by comedian and writer Shazia Mirza to discuss his findings in his book, which analyses human behaviour and examines the elusive ‘tipping point’ at the intersection of prejudice and hate.

Goethe-Kino: We Might As Well Be Dead by Natalia Sinelnikova

28th Feb
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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We Might As Well Be Dead is a 2022 German-Romanian satirical comedy-drama film directed by Natalia Sinelnikova (in her directorial debut) and written by Sinelnikova & Viktor Gallandi. It stars Ioana Iacob and Pola Geiger.

Cirque du Soleil - Alegria: In a New Light

Until 3rd March
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this all-time classic will whisk audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.

Astronights

Dates and times vary
Science Museum
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If your child has ever wanted to explore the museum after dark, or if the idea of spending the night in one an iconic galleries fills them with excitement, then they’ll love Astronights, a sleepover at the Museum!

LOVE LATES

7th March
6.30pm - 10pm
Science Museum
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This March, the Science Museum hosts Love Lates for a journey to unravel the essence of love. From the intimate bonds of friendship to the pursuit of passions and pleasure, you'll navigate the landscape of human connection like never before.

Swan Lake in-the-round

12th - 23rd June
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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With 60 ballerina swans shimmering in white tutus, moving in unison across the Hall, this outstanding production will captivate and enthral you. Experience a choreographic kaleidoscope as the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for the world’s favourite ballet.

Ghostbusters in Concert

26th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The beloved ‘80s sci-fi comedy, Ghostbusters, will join the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series: Watch Ivan Reitman’s original 1984 classic on the big screen at Halloween - all whilst Elmer Bernstein’s famous score is performed live by a full orchestra conducted by Peter Bernstein.