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Free Events in South Kensington

Discover an unforgettable day in South Kensington with our guide to free events. Delve into guided tours through galleries, embark on self-led walks, immerse yourself in our new series of Lates events, explore captivating free displays, and journey through miles of galleries showcasing art, science, design, natural history, and beyond. 

Take – Away. Blyth Art Fellowship Exhibition

Until 12th Sept
9am - 10pm
Imperial College London
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A free mixed media exhibition by Blyth Art Fellow Lisha Zhong, exploring cultural dysphoria and the personal notion of ‘heritage’ as a result of immigration.

Summer Family Festival: Build!

3rd August
11am - 4pm
V&A South Kensington
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Celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Tropical Modernism exhibition, architecture and illustration. Dive into a day filled with immersive workshops, hands-on activities, and captivating performances.

Saturday Talks: Diane Gelon on Judy Chicago: Revelations

27th July
3pm
Serpentine
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Diane Gelon, friend and collaborator of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party Producer, leads a tour of Judy Chicago: Revelations.

Kensington and Chelsea Art Week public Art Trail

20th June - 30th August
All Day
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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An unmissable highlight on London’s summer culture calendar, the Art Trail features world-class sculpture, installations, and murals throughout the borough inspired by thisyear’s curatorial theme Changing Landscapes.

Earth Photo 2024

Until 21st August
10am - 5pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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See a stunning selection of the Earth Photo competition's shortlisted images. Each piece has been selected from the competition's award categories: People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests, and A Climate of Change.

Design Researchers in Residence 2023/24 SOLAR

21st June - 22nd Sept
10am - 5pm
Design Museum
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The Design Museum will be opens a new thought-provoking display showcasing this year’s Design Researchers in Residence work on the theme of ‘solar’, exploring the role of design in our relationship with the heat and light of the sun.

Wonderlab

Daily
10am - 5.30pm
Science Museum
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At this interactive gallery, discover the beauty of the science and math that shape our everyday lives. This unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination, and inspire you to see the world in new and exciting ways.

Taylor Swift | Songbook Trail

Opens 27th July
All day
V&A South Kensington
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Explore a free trail across the museum celebrating Taylor Swift, with a range of her iconic looks on display. The costumes will sit alongside instruments, music awards, storyboards and previously unseen archival which will explore her childhood and recording legacy, many on display for the first time.