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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
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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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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.

Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum

Fri 29 July & 26 Aug 2022
10pm - 1am
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Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics. Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.

Stealing Sheep Radiophonic Workshop

7th October
8-9.45pm
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This special event sees two musical groups join forces for a live performance of their soundtrack to the 1973 cult classic science fiction animation, 'La Planète Sauvage'—recently released as part of Fire Records’ Imagined Score Series.

Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas

9th Dec
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The annual tradition returns to the Hall in 2022 for its seventh year. Along with special guests, Guy Barker will deliver a swinging, soulful celebration of big band music with a Christmas twist, mixing jazz classics with festive tunes.

Cirque di Soleil - Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

13th Jan-12th Feb 2023
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Royal Albert Hall
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Discover a world of wonders at Cirque du Soleil’s European Premiere of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Gasp at the daring acrobatics, clever contortion and breath-taking talent of Cirque du Soleil that will delight all ages.

New Year's Eve: Jurassic Party

31st Dec-1st Dec 2023
8pm-1:30pm
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The Natural History Museum's iconic New Year's Eve event is back, giving you the chance to disco with dinos and party it up Jurassic style. Get ready to throw some shapes beside a Diplodocus, roar at their silent disco and marvel at the Jurassic-themed performers. Assemble your friends for a night you won't forget!

Mystery at the Museum: The Search for Dippy

28th Oct & 25th Nov
6:30pm-9:45pm
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The year is 1905 and the Natural History Museum has invited you to a special preview of its newest display - 'Dippy the Diplodocus'. Follow the clues, question the suspects and track down the culprit before the King and notables arrive for the display's launch the following night. Can you help the curators prevent a national scandal?

‘Becoming expert - why it matters to us all’, an Evening Lecture with Roger Kneebone

19th Oct
6-8pm
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Drawing on his recent book Expert, Professor Roger Kneebone explores the nature of expert practice and asks how craftspeople, performers, clinicians and scientists can enrich one another’s understanding of the embodied activity on which their work depends. Free, but book ahead.

Sacconi Quartet

20th Oct
6pm
Royal College of Music
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Hailed as a 'quartet of genuine substance' by The Daily Telegraph, the RCM’s Quartet in Association returns to the College to work with talented RCM musicians. The Sacconi Quartet presents one of Schumann’s greatest chamber works.

RCM Jazz Orchestra: The Cuban Connection

20th Oct
7.30pm
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Lose yourself in the rhythms of jazz and Latin music as the RCM Jazz Orchestra explores the crossover between these two genres, including Cuban and Brazilian styles from the 1940s to the present day..

A CHRISTMAS GAIETY

3rd Dec
7;30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Drag sensation Peaches Christ, conductor Edwin Outwater and the BBC Concert Orchestra will turn the Royal Albert Hall into a camp Christmas party as part of this year’s festive celebrations, with help from special guests.

Trevor Nelson's Soul Christmas

19th Dec
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Urban music pioneer Trevor Nelson curates a live soul show for the Royal Albert Hall this Christmas. Bringing together a host of special guest vocalists performing re-imagined iconic tracks, with help from the BBC Concert Orchestra.

London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas

20th Dec
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The London Community Gospel Choir returns for the 2022 Christmas season with an exciting festive show featuring gospel classics. With musical accompaniment from a live orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir band, expect an evening of uplifting festive tunes, seasonal fun, and special guests.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

8th Dec
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Mezzo-soprano singer Katherine Jenkins OBE will perform seasonal favourites alongside friends and special guests. Past performers have included Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and Strictly Come Dancing lead singer Tommy Blaize!

Halloween at the Museum

31st Oct
7 - 10.30pm
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Halloween lovers and museum enthusiasts - join an after-hours to explore the spooky side of the Natural History Museum. Explore the galleries after dark, meet the more misunderstood members of the natural world and shake your bones on the dancefloor with a cocktail in hand at the silent disco.

Spotlight on Isabelle Huppert

Sept - Nov
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A retrospective of one of cinema’s greatest actresses, Isabelle Huppert. Whether on stage or in front of the camera, she has never shied away from challenging protagonists and always delivers remarkable performances; rightly resulting in an international, multi-awarded and incredibly prolific career.

Science Fiction Lates

26th Oct
6.30 - 10pm
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Celebrate the opening of the Science Museum's blockbuster exhibition, Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the cosmos, with mind-expanding talks, illuminating tours, and much more! Plus, all the regular Lates highlights.

All the Feels: After Hours

7th Oct
6.30 - 10pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join a special late opening celebrating the exhibition Weird Sensation Feels Good featuring talks and performances by leading ASMRtists and digital creatives. Visitors will have exclusive access to the exhibition, as well as enjoy discussions, and immersive experiences throughout the museum.

Royal Albert Hall Presents Letters Live

27 - 28 Oct
7.30pm
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Letters Live is an unmissable celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence: an unforgettable live experience that pairs word-class performers with remarkable letters written over the centuries.

60 Years of Bond

4 Oct, 17-20 Nov 2022
1.30pm, 2pm, 7.30pm
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Celebrate 60 years of James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall. This autumn celebrates the music of Bond, headlined by the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey. and Daniel Craig who return to the big screen as 007 in a triple bill of Casino Royale in Concert, Skyfall in Concert and Spectre in Concert.

Park Nights 2022

24th June - 13th Oct
8pm
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Each year, Park Nights presents a series of new performance commissions conceived in response to the Serpentine's annual architectural commission, the Serpentine Pavilion which offers audiences unique ways to experience architecture and performance.

Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Oct- Dec
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Experience cinema’s most iconic films with the score performed live by an orchestra in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall. From Harry Potter, James Bond, to Home Alone there is a wide variety of films on offer each year.