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Our Broken Planet: The Energy We Consume
 
Natural History Museum
From 23 July 2021 Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm (last entry 5pm)
 
The catastrophic effects of burning fossil fuels are already being seen in melting Arctic ice and raging wildfires. How can we create a greener, cleaner future and start to heal the planet?
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Amazônia
 
Science Museum
13 October 2021 – March 2022 Wed - Sun 10am-6pm
 
Internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado presents Amazônia, a series of breath-taking photographs that celebrate the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest.
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The Earth Here and Now
 
Institut français
Until Wed 8 Dec 2021 Times vary
 
On the occasion of the COP 26 held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, the Institut français is launching a series of rendezvous on climate change with French and British thinkers.
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Climate Justice
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Saturday 9 October Online & Onsite 11.30-12.30
 
How can we ensure equality and basic human rights are preserved in the pursuit of saving the planet? The Royal Geographical Society is hosting the discussion, joined by experts from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art who will shine a new light on the global green agenda.
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Our Future Planet
 
Science Museum
From 19 May 2021 - 2022 Wed-Sun 10am-6pm (last admission 5:15pm)
 
Can carbon capture help us fight climate change? The Science Museum's latest exhibition explores the cutting-edge technologies being developed to trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Upcycle Workshop
 
Goethe-Institut
Tues 12 October 2021 10am-4pm
 
This drop-in style workshop will offer you the chance to transform a range of threads and off-cuts into something completely new. The finished pieces can be stuck to recycled greetings cards on which messages about recycling and sustainability can be added in German or English.
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Making Windflower - Introductory Talk
 
Goethe-Institut
Sat, 9 October 2021 11:00 – 11:30 BST 11am-11:30am; 2.30–3pm
 
For their installation “Windflower” on Exhibition Road, Urban Radicals' designers Athanasios Varnavas and Era Savvides together with Adam Harris have transformed a wind turbine blade that had come to the end of its life, into a beautiful ensemble of planters.
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Waste Age: What can design do?
 
Design Museum Kensington
Sat 23 October 2021 9.30am-6pm (Sun-Thur) 9.30am-9pm (Fri-Sat)
 
We all know waste is a big problem. So how are we going to fix it? New design ideas are redefining the things we use every day. From fashion to food, electronics to construction, even packaging itself – transforming our trash into treasure could provide our path out of the Waste Age.
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Image credit: Works workshop, photo courtesy of Participatory City  
Get Hooked
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Saturday 9 October 2021 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
 
This is your chance to learn how to make an essential household object - coat hooks - using timber from a reclaimed art shipping crate. You'll be taught new skills and leave with your own unique creation, the satisfaction of making something useful and insight into fairer ways of making and living.
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The Big Draw 2021 ‘Make The Change’
 
The Royal Society of Sculptors
25 Oct - 27 Oct 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
 
The Big Draw Festival #MakeTheChange follows on from last year's exploration into the relationship between people and our living environments. Take part in this year's drop-in workshop to create, draw and build a playful collaborative map as we think about what changes we could make to create a healthier and happier city..
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Weaving Waste
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Mon 11 October 2021 Online 5pm-6pm
 
Get creative with the contents of your recycling bin and discover some of the surprising ways new life is brought to waste materials by artists and engineers.
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Green Poems for a Blue Planet
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sat 9 October 2021 Timings: 10.30am-11.30am; 1pm-2pm
 
As part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival, join acclaimed green poet Martin Kiszko an inspiring, engaging and hilarious stand-up poetry show for children. Book your free ticket and head over to the Royal Albert Hall and enjoy in the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room..
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Upcycle Workshop
 
Goethe-Institut
Tues 12 October 2021 10am-4pm
 
This drop-in style workshop will offer you the chance to transform a range of threads and off-cuts into something completely new. The finished pieces can be stuck to recycled greetings cards on which messages about recycling and sustainability can be added in German or English.
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Download the South Ken Green Trail Map
 
Discover South Kensington
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Don't miss South Kensington's green trail before it finishes on 20 October.. Experience one last glimpse of the pop-up nature hubs and installations created by architects, artists and garden designers that will leave you buzzing with new ideas and inspiring visions for a greener future.
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Climate Conversations on Seat #12
 
Goethe-Institut
14th Oct, 5-9pm

Join us for an hour in an interactive workshop using Jenny Brockmann’s installation Seat #12 to build your #TalkingClimate toolkit. Your workshop will be facilitated by Sophia Cheng, founder of With Many Roots, who uses her 10 years of communication experience to tackle climate science and climate silence. 

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A Day in the Life of a STEM Education Director
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Onsite Sun 9 Oct 2021 @ 4-4:45pm Online Mon 11 Oct 2021 @ 12-12:45pm
 
In a series of a 'Day in the Life of' talks, join Pallavi Malhotra, Education Director, for a fascinating discussion about her mission to recruit fresh STEM talent – in particular, young women – and develop a more productive post-pandemic economy.
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Dodo Masks Workshop
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sun 10 October 2021 11.00pm – 4:45pm
 
Using the dodo as an example of animal extinction, artist Gayle Chong Kwan will guide you through making your own fantasy dodo mask. Each free workshop is 45 minutes long for children 5+.
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Dressing Green
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sunday 10 October 2021 Online & Onsite 11.30-12.30
 
Clothes provide not only warmth and comfort, but for many they represent an accessible and affordable medium for expressionism and individualism. So why do we keep throwing them away? Discover new eco design alternatives which will set out a vision for how we might dress green in the future.
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Youth Band Blow!
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sunday 10 October 2021 11:30am-2:30pm
 
An exciting set of workshops, masterclasses, discussion and performance to inspire the budding youth band brass musician, looking to take their playing to the next level. Led by leading lights in the brass world, the Royal College of Music and Brass Band England.
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Unloved Animal Club: Creatures in the climate crisis
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Thurs 14 October 2021 Online 6pm-7:30pm
 
Our warming planet threatens life on every continent. Seven scientists present seven vulnerable species that need more appreciation and protection as the world changes.
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Imperial College Podcasts: The effects of climate change
 
Imperial College London
Online
 
Imperial College's latest podcasts centre around climate change anxiety, quantum computing and climate injustice. Discover more about their priorities for the upcoming COP26 climate change summit, and find out what’s happening at the new hybrid Great Exhibition Road Festival, for which this year’s theme is ‘one world’.
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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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