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  Image credit: Sadie Clayton, 'Copper World' Fantasties of Exhibition Road, Great Exhibition Road Festival  
 
  Indulge in a South Kensington cultural feast from home  
 

While we get ready to welcome you back to South Kensington, we've got some great events to keep you entertained at home - from scaling the peaks of Everest to scaling the notes of opera.

Still looking for that elusive festive present? How about a membership to one of our museums and galleries; perfect for all the family and you'll be supporting our amazing cultural venues. To inspire and excite, sign-up to the V&A or for some colossal benefits there's the Natural History Museum. For something a little more out of this world there's The Science Museum or if design and designers are your passion, join the Design Museum for exclusive talks and events - and if you want to turn the past into a present, Historic Royal Palaces!

Want to pop your cork this week? We've got a fantastic competition! Win a bottle of bubbles and a selection of treats to be enjoyed in the luxurious surroundings of The Kensington Hotel.

 
 
 
 
 
V&A Gift Shop
 
V&A
Online
 
If you're looking for something different, the V&A shop showcases a wide range of designs inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions. Beautiful prints from the recent Kimono exhibition, extraordinary designs from Filthy Lucre, and for every fan of Alice in Wonderland, a unique publication of beautiful illustrations from Peter Blake, Salvador Dali and Ralph Steadman.
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Kensington Palace Festive Gifts
 
Kensington Palace
Online
 
Decorate your home with exquisite Christmas ornaments inspired by all the historic royal palaces and celebrate 'the most festive time of the year!' with their perfect gifts. Beautifully designed Christmas cards, advent calendars, plus a range of unique stocking fillers to tempt.
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  What's on  
 
 
 
Classic Album Sundays Stream: Chilly Gonzales
 
Royal Albert Hall
Online 4 Dec - 4 Jan 7:30m
 
Chilly Gonzales, the Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer, will be joining Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy for an exclusive live interview and perform songs from his upcoming album A Very Chilly Christmas. Expect a broad selection from feudal oldies to newer holiday pop canon, grandeur and solemnity, austerity and merriment!
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Explore the Natural History Museum from your home
 
Natural History Museum
Online
 
The Natural History Museum's virtual tour allows you to explore 14 exhibitions and access 300,000 specimens. Zoom in on the tiny details of the main hall's gilded ceiling or take a closer look at the marine reptiles discovered by Mary Anning. Enjoy a day at the Museum without even having to leave your home!
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The Covid Culture Shock
 
Discover South Kensington
Online
 
How are London’s leading cultural organisations adapting for the future? Catch up on a thought-provoking panel discussion with leading voices from South Kensington’s cultural quarter via the.ismaili/tv
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Image credit: Jennifer Packer Detail from Tia 2017  
Jennifer Packer: The Eye is Not Satisfied with Seeing
 
Serpentine
Until 22 Aug 2021 Tue-Sun - 10am-6pm
 
Encounter paintings and drawings from the past decade by Jennifer Packer, one of the most significant artists of her generation at Serpentine South Gallery. Don’t miss 'The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing' at The Serpentine. Book your free visit today
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Imperial Lates online: Food for Thought
 
Imperial College London
Monday 30 Nov- Sunday 6 December From 6:30pm
 
From chemical cook-alongs and science cocktails, to gut health and the facts behind our new food trends, pick from our delectable menu of exploratory evening and festive fun.
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Opera Scenes: Separation & Reconciliation
 
Royal College of Music
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November Online 7pm
 
Celebrated opera director Olivia Fuchs returns to the RCM to direct scenes from a variety of operatic masterpieces based around the themes of isolation, separation and resolution. Listen to the RCM Opera Studio singers making the most of a deserted RCM, with different scenes shot in various locations, both familiar and brand new!
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Everest - A Reconnaissance
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Online
 
This exhibition showcases a selection of platinum prints, available to purchase, made from the newly digitised glass and celluloid negatives of the 1921 British Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition.
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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
Westminster City Council
 
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