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We may be in a second lockdown, but events in South Kensington are still happening online for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Discover more about the history of coronations or challenge yourself with a family quiz about all things solar and dinosaurs! Sit back and enjoy an online orchestral concert courtesy of the Royal College of Music 

Meanwhile the venues of South Kensington are looking forward to welcoming you back in time for Christmas. So treat yourself to some festive fun at the Royal Albert Hall or blow your mind in the Science Museum's Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

 
 
 
 
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Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
9th Dec - 2nd Jan
 
Christmas is a magical time at the Royal Albert Hall – the home of Christmas in London. This December they can’t wait to welcome you back for their season of socially distanced festive favourites. Join them once more for a unique Christmas programme including carols, traditional concerts, ballet, jazz and family fun.
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Come and think like a scientist at Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery
 
Science Museum
Booking is available between 3 – 16 December
 
Discover mind-blowing exhibits and demonstrations that fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a world of wonder.
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Royal Coronations
 
Kensington Palace
Wed 18 November 2020 7pm
 
Lucy Worsley is joined by Public Historian, Charles Farris and the Tower of London’s Chief Exhibitor, Nivek Amichund for an online discussion exploring the dazzling history of royal coronations through the centuries.
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Online Family Festival Quiz from The Great Exhibition Road Festival
 
Imperial College London
18th Nov 5.30-6.45pm
 
Join us for some out-of-this-world entertainment, from drawing dinosaurs to exploring the solar system in a Family Festival Quiz. Filled with games and curious questions, this quiz with special dinosaur and space rounds brings together scientists from the Natural History Museum and Imperial College London!
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South Ken Kids Festival 2020
 
Institut français
16-22 November Online
 
Jump online for some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators from both sides of the Channel who will take you on a journey in the marvellous landscapes of children’s literature. Brilliantly bilingual throughout, the South Ken Kids Festival is an occasion to highlight children’s writing, illustration, translation, and children’s books in all their glory. The 2020 topics are Kindness, Fraternity and Diversity.
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Orchestral Masterworks Online
 
Royal College of Music
25th Nov 7pm
 
The RCM Symphony Orchestra returns to the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall for an evening of groundbreaking 20th-century repertoire.
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Get Creative with My Robot Mission AR
 
Science Museum

Create your own robot and help it overcome future world problems with the Science Museum’s new augmented reality app. Created in partnership with 42 Kids, this exciting new skills-building app combines a series of fun challenges and the latest AR technology to help you think like a scientist. Recommended for ages 10–12. Download for free.

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Fill your stockings with treats from 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. We have our eye on a personalised T-shirt from the Natural History Museum shop giving your own little monster their own dinosaur name - plus there is 25% off selected Christmas essentials!

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A day in the life of...
 
Royal College of Art
Tuesday 17 November 12:30pm-1:30pm
 
…. a brain imaging scientist and an audio-visual artist. Brought together for the Great Exhibition Road Festival to help the public make sense of research into new medical imaging technologies, A scientist and artist are behind a new digital exhibit, exploring brain imaging. A stimulating discussion about their careers and how art can help visualise future technologies.
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Severe COVID-19 infection rare in newborns
 
Imperial College London
by Kate Wighton

Severe COVID-19 infection appears rare in newborn babies, suggests a new UK-wide study. The analysis, traced these babies with COVID-19 between the beginning of March and end of April, at the peak of the first wave of the UK COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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
 
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