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Get active in the Royal Parks
 
The Royal Parks
 
Being in the fresh air and close to nature is crucial for mental and physical wellbeing. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are open during lockdown, and this time playgrounds and outdoor catering will stay open too. If you’re not nearby, there’s plenty of ideas on the Royal Parks website to try at home or in your local green spaces.
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Explore and experiment
 
Science Museum
Online
 
Making instant ice-cream is just one of the activities on the Science Museums website to try at home. You can also take a virtual tour via Google Streetview, let a curator guide you round the galleries, explore online exhibitions, play games and so much more.
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The Spirit of Rave
 
Design Museum Kensington
Thursday 12 November 7pm
 
Join artist Jeremy Deller, fashion designer Martine Rose and graphic designer, DJ Trevor Jackson and music author Simon Reynolds for a talk exploring the legacy 90’s British rave culture has left in art and design today.
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Make & Do at Home
 
V&A
Online
 
Whether you're into knitting, coding, or crafting your own furniture, the V&A has got a creative project for you. These fun, free resources and tutorials are all inspired by their incredible collections – bringing you a range of DIY makes to try at home.
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Sharon Dodua Otoo: Some Kind of Tomorrow
 
Goethe-Institut
Online Thursday 19 November 6:30pm
 
Acclaimed author and political activist, Sharon Dodua Otoo, is this year’s speaker at the Goethe Annual Lecture. In her talk, Sharon will honour the visions of Black feminist authors and explore the structures that have marginalised and excluded them.
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Ellie Grigsby: the forgotten faces of the Great War
 
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Tuesday 10 November 2020 6:45pm
 
At the next online talk at the Royal Society of Sculptors, historian Ellie Grigsby will speak about her campaign to erect a memorial to acknowledge the ‘forgotten heroes’ of the Great War. Around 60,500 British men returned from the Great War with facial injuries and yet there were no memorials dedicated to these men who returned home disfigured.
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Virtual Museum: 13 ways to explore from home
 
Natural History Museum
 
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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Niall Horan live at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 7 November Online 8pm
 
Niall Horan will perform a special one-off live-streamed show in an empty Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 7 November. Featuring songs from Niall’s two smash hit albums Flicker and Heartbreak Weather, this multi-camera event will see the former member of One Direction and his full band perform for fans around the world thanks to time-zoned live streams.
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Fill your stockings with treats from South Kensington
 
Discover South Kensington
Online
 
South Kensington's museums and galleries might be temporarily closed for a month but their online shops are still open and bursting with great ideas for Christmas presents. It’s a great way to support these charities at this difficult time. So put your feet up, relax and unwind with a little retail therapy!
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Discover More
 
Discover South Kensington
 
From great exhibitions to debates with experts, and fun activities to try at home, there’s so much more to discover here.
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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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