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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.

V&A Lates

Last Friday of every month
6.30-10pm
V&A South Kensington
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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

Various
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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

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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.

Day Promming at the BBC Proms

19 July - 14 Sept
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Promming is an essential part of the character of the BBC Proms and a great British tradition and allows you to enjoy world-class performances for just £8! Promming tickets will be available online only at 10.30am on for most performances on the day of the event, with some exceptions.

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.

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.

L’Olimpiade by Ensemble Matheus

4th July
7pm
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Under the direction of conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the virtuosi musicians 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.

BBC Proms 2024

19 July - 14 Sept
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Tickets are now on sale for this year's BBC Proms! See your favourite classical standards, a wealth of special guests, contemporary concerts including Florence and the Machine, Sam Smith, and the return of the CBeebies Prom, and much more.

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The Lion King in Concert

5th - 6th July
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience the original animated classic roaring from the big screen, all whilst Hans Zimmer's Oscar®-winning score is performed live to picture. Featuring Chineke! Orchestra and London Community Gospel Choir. Plus, special guests from the West End join us to celebrate 25 years of the stage musical.

Dig Deeper: Clever Crows and Remarkable Ravens

2nd July
6.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Join Professor Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge, and their Senior Curator of Birds Dr Joanne Cooper as they delve into the fascinating world of corvids and unravel the mysteries of their intelligence.

Late Night Jazz: Royal College of Music Junior Department Jazz Ensemble

27th June
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal College of Music Junior Department Jazz Ensemble's sixteen-piece big band will perform a broad spectrum of jazz and world music, spanning swing, bebop, jazz-funk, latin, Afrobeat and other popular styles.

Park Nights 2024: Eun-Me Ahn

28th & 29th June
8pm
Serpentine
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The 2024 Park Nights season kicks off with the UK premiere of North Korea Dance from renowned choreographer, Eun-Me Ahn and her dance company. The piece explores the differences and similarities between North and South Korean dance and imagines a possible future beyond the border through shared movements.

Sound System Stories: Wheel And Come Again!

23rd August
6.15pm - 9.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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Join this special evening with Gladdy Wax (aka Mr Vinyl Fingers), the legendary sound system genius. A pre-Nottinghill Carnival weekend event to celebrate this musical giant by recording and archiving his story of UK Sound System Culture.

Wild Life Drawing Workshop

26th July & 30th August
6.45pm – 9.30om
Natural History Museum
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From Jurassic botanicals to urban wildlife, capture the natural beauty of the Natural History Musuem gardens in this special botanical drawing workshop perfect for beginners and seasoned artists.

Mamma Milano: Lessons from the Motherland

4th July
7pm - 8.45pm
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J.J. Martin, author and founder of fashion and lifestyle brand LaDoubleJ, discusses her surrender to the magic of Italy with World of Interiors Style Director Gianluca Longo.

Art In Fiction: James Cahill and Tim Knox In Conversation

25th July
7pm - 9pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Author James Cahill will be joined by Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection, for a conversation about Cahill’s acclaimed debut novel Tiepolo Blue – the story of an art historian’s downfall and mid-life awakening.

Drink and Draw: Life Drawing with 2B or Not 2B Collective

26th June
7pm - 9pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Spend a fun and creative evening of life drawing with 2B Or Not 2B in the unique setting of Frederic, Lord Leighton's studio. Learn to see and draw with the support of encouraging guided tutoring, and build your confidence in drawing the human body.

Gardens Evening View and Silent Disco

25th July
7pm - 12am
Natural History Museum
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Take a journey through the Natural History Museum's new gardens and explore the story of how life on Earth has changed over time, from the days of the dinosaurs through to today. Afterwards, make your way to the dance floor and enjoy a silent disco in the spectacular Hintze Hall.