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Whilst everyone stays at home, Discover South Kensington is constantly on the look out for unusual things to interest and stimulate, from learning a new language, losing yourself on a virtual tour or discovering a new interest. It's all here!

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V&A Illustration Awards 2020
 
V&A
 
The V&A Illustration Awards are seen as the UK's most prestigious annual illustration competition, celebrating excellence in student illustration. Free to enter, they attract a raft of creativity and talent. Read more on the V&A blog. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 June 2020.
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Royal Albert Home
 
Royal Albert Hall
 
Artists present exclusive sessions from their homes to yours. In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around.
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Try this at home
 
Natural History Museum
 
Can't get out far to explore nature? The Natural History Museum has got lots of fun activities and ideas to occupy you and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.
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#Design Dispatches
 
Design Museum Kensington
 
#DesignDispatches invites you into the lives and work of familiar faces from the world of design, fashion and architecture including Morag Myerscough, Bella Freud, Stella McCartney and David Adjaye. Every Saturday on Instagram TV, tune in to see the Design Museum’s Director, Tim Marlow In Conversation.
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Serpentine Galleries Online
 
Serpentine Galleries
 
During this extraordinary period of forced isolation, Serpentine Galleries look for ways to support artists and keep the flame of creativity alive. They would love to hear your thoughts about how you see art's influence in a world changing over the coming months. How can people come together to support artists in this trying time? Please share and tag #SerpentineStories.
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The Urban Nature Project
 
Natural History Museum
 
The Natural History Museum's five-acre gardens in South Kensington are going to be transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London. The Museum would like hear what you think of the plans.
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Tea, Trains & Toyotas
 
Science Museum
 
From light bulbs to motorways and cups of tea to concrete, discover the extraordinary science stories behind familiar objects and technologies we encounter every day.
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The World Beyond My Window
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Deadline 30 June 2020
 
Young Geographer of the Year 2020 competition is now open. The theme for this year is ‘the world beyond my window’. The competition allows students to examine the geography of places that exist beyond their window, be it locally or further afield.
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Goethe-Institut Digital Cultural Events
 
Goethe-Institut
 
The Goethe-Institut are presenting weekly online updates about events and offers from the German-speaking world of culture and the arts to keep you entertained and stimulated.
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The photographs of Eric Newby
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
 
To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, and the recent donation of his archives to the Society, this exhibition displays a selection of stunning photographs from Newby’s travels, from The Last Grain Race to A Small Place in Italy.
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History Uncovered: Brilliant, resilient women
 
Kensington Palace
 
Kensington Palace are bringing the stories of the palace to your home. Brilliant, resilient women have occupied Kensington Palace for over 300 years. For example, can we respect Queen Victoria as feminists? Hear the debate online.
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Take A Virtual Tour
 
Natural History Museum
 
Virtual Museum: nine ways to explore from home. Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
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Young Design Museum
 
Design Museum Kensington
 
Whether you’ve found yourself in charge of your children’s school day, or are simply after some creative fun to fill an afternoon, check out the Young Design Museum strand. Bring the world of design to life through everyday materials and household objects.
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Onleihe Digital Library
 
Goethe-Institut
 
The Goethe has an incredible selection of eBooks. In fact, more than 23,000 German language audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers available to download from the Onleihe, the Goethe-Institut’s digital library.
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Science Museum - Kitchen Science Booklet
 
Science Museum
 
Follow step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home.
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Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman, on isolation
 
Imperial College London
 
Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman, shares her thoughts on confinement and isolation when living and working in space, and how those lessons could apply to isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Have fun learning German
 
Goethe-Institut
 
Want to learn German while social distancing? The Goethe-Institut London's next online group course gets underway on 30 April, providing you with a flexible way to learn #GermanforReal with like-minded people, from the comfort of your home!
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Westminster City Council Connects
 

 
WCC has created some useful links for volunteering in the community, information to support the most vulnerable and an interactive map for local support groups and organisations. Sign up to their newsletter for Coronavirus updates.
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RBKC Advice for Businesses & Self-Employed
 

 
Keep up-to-date with all the key business support from central Government and the Council for the self-employed and businesses within the borough. London Growth Hub has launched a new portal to support London-based businesses and employers to manage and mitigate their exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In this toolkit, you will find all the resources needed to help promote this opportunity to your network:
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Study of impact of COVID-19 on the arts
 
Royal College of Music
 
Jointly run by the RCM and Imperial College, London, the internationally celebrated research Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched a major new study to track the effects of Covid-19 on arts and culture students and professionals.
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Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, a partnership of the cultural and educational organisations in and around Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Our partners include:
 
The Design Museum
Goethe-Institut
Imperial College London
Institut franҫais
The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal College of Music
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Parks
Serpentine Galleries
The Science Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
 
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