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South Kensington is open and ready to welcome you in 2022

Don't miss the great exhibitions open now: Amy: Beyond the Stage at the Design Museum, Bags: Inside Out and Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution at V&A,  Amazônia at Science Museum and Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Natural History Museum.

Book early or sign up to hear about these new exhibitions opening soon: Football: Designing the Beautiful Game, Fashioning Masculinities:The Art of Menswear and Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination.

And join us for unforgettable live events from Cirque du Soleil  at the Royal Albert Hall to the Night of Ideas at Institut français.

 
 
 
 
 
Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA
 
Royal Albert Hall
Til Sun 27 February 2022 Times vary
 
The intermission is over! The Cirque du Soleil is back with their dazzling luminous spectacle, LUZIA, which will also mark 25 years since Cirque du Soleil first brought its captivating magic with its awe-inspiring acrobatics to the Royal Albert Hall.
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Life through a Royal Lens
 
Kensington Palace
Til Sun 30 October 2022 Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
 
Last chance to see Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.
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Hervé Télémaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind
 
Serpentine
On til 30th Jan 22 Tue - Sun, 10am - 6pm
 
Last chance to see the legendary Haitian-French artist Hervé Télémaque, whose practice, combining archival and contemporary pop cultural references, traces histories and contemporary impact of racism, imperialism and colonialism. Includes paintings, objects, collages and assemblages from late 1950's to present day.
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Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
 
V&A
On til 8 Jan 2023 Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
 
Book ahead to see the life and work of one of the best-loved children's authors of the 20th century. Featuring original drawings, watercolours, and manuscripts that inspired some of Potter's most beloved characters. Kids go free.
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Night of Ideas
 
Institut français
Thurs 27 January 2022 Online & Onsite from 6pm
 
The Night of Ideas is a a 24-hour virtual marathon featuring philosophical debate about some of the crucial issues of our time, and artistic performances produced in 75 countries around the world.
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The Royal College of Music Museum & Guided Tours
 
Royal College of Music
10:15am–5:45pm
 
The Royal College of Music's Museum offers a unique opportunity to interact with over 500 years of musical history. Items include the world’s oldest guitar and earliest keyboard instrument with strings. Enjoy a tour of the Museum, led by their knowledgeable team on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.
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Amy: Beyond the Stage
 
Design Museum Kensington
On 'til 10 April 2022 Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
 
Celebrate the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time. ​Discover the story of Amy’s early career through her recordings and teenage notebooks to unravel the creative process behind her music. Explore the outfits she wore during her greatest performances, handwritten lyrics and personal items that have never been exhibited before,​
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The Car Man
 
Royal Albert Hall
Thurs 9 June – Sun 19 June 2022 2:30pm, 7:30pm
 
Fasten your seat belts! To celebrate the Hall’s 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company, New Adventures, bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.
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Image credit: ©-Shane Kalyn  
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 
Natural History Museum
On 'til 5 June 2022 Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm (last entry 5pm)
 
Last chance to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition before it closes on 5th June. Explore the natural world in all its fragility and diversity where 100 powerful photographs tell the story of a planet under pressure. Book your free ticket in advance.
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Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
 
V&A
Til Sun 6 November 2022 Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
 
Last chance to see this exhibition which explores how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams.
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Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
 
Science Museum
6 Oct 2022 - 4 May 2023 Daily 10am-6pm
 
Step aboard and voyage to the edge of imagination in this immersive, genre-defying exhibition! Visitors will be at the heart of an interactive science fiction story which is filled with objects that explore how scientists and science fiction creators have inspired each other through innovation and imagination.
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Image credit: El Clasico at Camp Nou by Chitra Gulabrani  
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
 
Design Museum Kensington
On til 29 August 2022 Sun-Thur 10am-6pm
 
Fanatic supporter or part-time punter, discover the incredible design stories behind the beautiful game. Discover how design has pushed the game to its technical and emotional limits while exploring the incredible cultural plurality at its heart.
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Anima(C)tion
 
Institut français
Fri 24 January - Mon 14 February Times vary
 
Anima(c)tion explores France's animated gems and the techniques and history, with regular screenings of both classic and contemporary films. Building bridges between French and British savoir-faire with screenings, talks, Q&As, workshops and more, it will inspire animation enthusiasts and those eager to discover this ever-evolving, rich and diverse art.
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Image credit: Sebastião Salgado  
Discover Amazônia at the Science Museum
 
Science Museum
On 'til 20 March 2022 Wed - Sun 10am-6pm
 
Last chance to see award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgado presents Amazônia, a series of breath-taking photographs that celebrate the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rain forest. Come and see what The Guardian said “may be the most urgent exhibition of the year”.
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Winter tree identification
 
The Royal Parks
Sat 15 January 2022 10:30am-12 noon
 
Explore the stark beauty of Hyde Park's trees this winter with arboriculturist Greg Packman. Learn to identify winter trees through barks and buds.
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Out-of-hours Dinotours
 
Natural History Museum
Dates vary 9am - 9:45am
 
Have you ever wondered what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, what they really looked like and why we continue to study them today? Book a Dinotour with one of the Museum's knowledgeable tour guides to get up close and personal with all the main characters in their world-famous Dinosaurs gallery.
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New Imperial Evening Classes in April
 
Imperial College London
Starting April 2022 Onsite & Online
 
Imperial College London is offering a range of courses in the arts, humanities, languages and sciences. Engaging, enlightening and enjoyable day and evening classes for adult learners. You don't need previous experience in a subject or entrance qualifications.
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'Building Activism' in our city centres
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Fri 218January 2022 Online 12pm
 
Artist and architectural designer Seyi Adelekun discusses how the built environment can do more to address the great environmental and societal challenges of our age. Seyi’s varied career will be explored - including the Algae Meadow installation on Exhibition Road in 2021.
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Windows on Tea: Lecture by Urasenke Tea Master Kimura Sōkei
 
Japan House London
Tue 18 Jan (Rescheduled) Online 6:30pm-7:30pm
 
In conjunction with Japan House London's recently opened exhibition, Windowlogy, Windows on Tea explores the relationship between windows and tea, with a special lecture by tea master Kimura Sōkei from the London branch of Urasenke, one of the major tea schools in Japan.
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Behind the Studio Doors | Boris Krylov + Oles Sydoruk
 
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Wed 26 January 2022 Online 6:30pm
 
Behind the Studio Doors is a new programme of talks with international members of the Royal Society of Sculptors, chaired by curator and writer Isabel de Vasconcellos. Whilst the Royal Society of Sculptors' doors at Dora House are closed, glimpse behind the scenes at 8 of their members' studios around the world, from Ecuador and the USA to Ukraine and Italy.
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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
Cromwell Place
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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