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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

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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.

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Evening Classes at Imperial

27th April - 27th June
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

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.

Human Evolution

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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 3D (U)

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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. See fantastic images of the Earth from the Space Station and gain a new understanding of how wonderful and unique our planet is.

V&A jewellery collection

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

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

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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

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

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The Vault

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Natural History Museum
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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.

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Organic Candle Making

18th May
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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Join designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault Picazo to explore Beeswax by creating your own scented Beeswax candles, using natural materials sourced from London. Participants will be invited to experiment with several candle-making techniques, embedding seasonal herbs and plants from London.

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Printed Patterns

26th May
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Create a hand printed design that represents you and your family inspired by the David Adjaye: Making Memory exhibition. You’ll try out different types of printing, learn surface pattern design techniques and produce a hand printed piece of fabric. Suitable for ages 8-11.

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Friday Night Sketch | Sketching Place

6th Jun
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Mapping Memory. You are invited to explore the Design Museum and its collections to create a series of sketches that explore our different relationships to place and their role in shaping our identity. Led by illustrator Olivia Twist.

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Foreign Agents: Music and Migration

22nd Jun
2-5pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join Migrant Journal, the Design Museum and partners to explore the relationship between migration and music. Through a series of live performances, discussions, and listening sessions, explore how musical genres, instruments and ways of listening have travelled over the world.

Yoga Under the Moon

3rd June - 15th July
6.30-8pm, 8-10pm, Mondays
Natural History Museum
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Join a special series of yoga & wellbeing classes under Luke Jerram's magnificent artwork, Museum of the Moon. In each class a qualified instructor will guide you through a series of movements and poses that connect to the Moon hanging above. You can choose from a variety of classes,

Spring Family Weekend

27th-28th April
1-5pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Over the weekend families will work with OOMK to explore collaboration, risk, power and play. The event is free, drop-in and suitable for families with children of all ages.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

28th-30th June
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This summer join us for a weekend of curiosity, discovery and exploration, bringing together science and the arts. From drones to design, and from symphony orchestras to brass bands, get stuck into a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances.

Performance Festival 2019

27th April - 6th May
V&A
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The V&A Performance Festival returns in 2019 to celebrate the themes of Comedy and Music. Join a wide range of special events taking place throughout the museum, including live performances, film screenings, talks, tours and workshops.

Companion: Moon

17th May - 29th Aug
Various Thur, Fri & Sat
Natural History Museum
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Join interactive theatre-makers Coney in an experience where you can join in or observe as multiple art forms combine. The performances are inspired by artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon artwork and conversations with Museum scientists. Performance lasts 15 mins

Beyond Words Festival - Save the Date

15-20 May
Institut français
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A Live French Literature Festival. Programme to be announced soon!

Composition for Screen Showcase

2 May 2019
7:30pm
Royal College of Music
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RCM Composition for Screen alumni are working throughout the industry in both Hollywood and the UK, and hold numerous accolades including BAFTA, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards. Don’t miss this chance to hear music by current RCM composers as it’s meant to be experienced – performed live to new films by young producers,

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Great Exhibitionists: Non-Place

26 April 2019
7pm
Royal College of Music
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Non-Place examines our relationships to familiar spaces, identity and anonymity in modern society, in an immersive night of contemporary dance fusing music, movement, visuals and technology.

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Friday Night Sketch: Drawing with Shapes

3rd May
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Drawing with Shapes. Led by illustrator and animator Steven Wilson, the event will begin with a short presentation by Steven on his work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to explore the Design Museum’s galleries and to listen to live music in the atrium.

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Shadow Cinema

28th Apr
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This interactive workshop explores moving images using a technique that predates film. Participants will learn the art of storyboarding and bring their ideas to life with light projection and shadow. Take away a miniature portable shadow cinema and continue to direct your own films at home.

Free

Hito Steyerl

11th Apr - 6th May
10-6pm, closed Mondays
Serpentine Galleries
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Hito Steyerl's new project, explores ideas and predictions at the meeting point of artificial intelligence and human testimony. The project includes Actual Reality OS, a collectively produced digital commission, Power Walks, a series of guided neighbourhood walks, and Power Plants.

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Drink & Draw

15th Mar & 10th May
6:30-9pm
Leighton House Museum
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Unleash your inner artist and join our informal guided drawing sessions in Leighton’s studio, where the former President of the Royal Academy conceived and painted his masterpieces. With live music and complimentary drinks, bring a friend or two and experience a different take on a Friday night out.

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Life-Drawing and Painting in Leighton's studio

30 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun & 9 Jul
1-4pm
Leighton House Museum
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Artist Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, returns to lead a new series of her popular life-drawing sessions in the studio of the former president of the Royal Academy. Each afternoon will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to the permanent collection and expert tuition from Ann.

Family
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Pop-up Performance: Victoria and Albert Season 2019

25th May - 31st Aug
11.00 – 15.45
V&A
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Explore some of the secrets and surprises of the museum’s story with Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Jim the Dog. Meet Queen Victoria, Prince Albert or Jim the Dog. Journey around to dig up some secrets and surprises of the museum and life in Victorian times.

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsyste

2nd Aug
From 7pm
Natural History Museum
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See DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem perform in Hintze Hall. Kicking off with the Choir, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music. Then the multi-award-winning hip-hop producer DJ Yoda will bring his fresh beats centre stage.

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Data Visualisation with Mona Chalabi

4th May
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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How can you share numbers in a way that tells a compelling story? Join journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi for a one-day introduction to data visualisation. Participants will be introduced to a series of tools and techniques to translate facts and statistics from the spreadsheet into clear and compelling visual imagery.