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Coming back to South Kensington – Lates, Power UP and Dippy

So many old friends are coming back to South Kensington, do come and say hello.  Dippy, the nation's favourite dinosaur returns for a brief visit to the Natural History Museum from 27th May – December.  

The V&A will return to 7 days a week opening from 4 April, and you can enter the museum without booking in advance. The Lates are back too with a fantastic after-hours programme at V&A LatesNHM Lates, Imperial Lates and Science Museum Lates this month.  

 
 
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Win a family ticket for Power UP at the Science Museum
 
Thursday 31st March 2022

This Easter, Power UP returns to the Science Museum. With a room full of 160 consoles covering five decades of games - it's a gaming extravaganza for kids, teenagers and grown-ups! To celebrate we have partnered with Tapas Brindisa South Kensington to offer one lucky winner a family meal together with four tickets to Power UP.

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  What's on  
 
 
 
Mois de la Francophonie 2022
 
Institut français
Til 31 March 2022 Times vary
 
The Institut français is celebrating all things French this March to coincide with International Francophile Day on 20th March. Highlights include films from the Cannes Film Festival, Women Shaping the World - The Festival and an assortment of great films for kids and families.
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Natural History Museum Lates - Playful by Nature
 
Natural History Museum
25 March 6-9.30pm
 
Join the first in-person Lates since 2020! Come along for an evening of games inspired by the natural world. Explore nature by stepping into a virtual world in video games, or discover your new favourite board game. You can even take a break from the games and join a Nature Live conversation.
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V&A Friday Lates
 
V&A
Fri 25 March 2022 6:30pm-10pm
 
The V&A's Friday Lates are back, celebrating contemporary design and drawing audiences together with emerging artists, performers, DJs and more.
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Science Museum Lates are Back!
 
Science Museum
Wed 30 March 2022 6.45pm-10pm
 
Science Museum Lates are back with adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Join them for an ancient Greeks-themed Lates this March, celebrating their Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom exhibition. From sundial workshops and votive object hunts to ship racing, there's endless fun to be had!
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Imperial Lates: The Brain
 
Imperial College London
23 March 2022 6-9 pm
 
Journey into the brain with an evening of head-bending science, from psychedelic medicine to how our online lives affect our mental health. Get to know your grey matter as you design your own brain-deceiving optical illusions, make neuron-inspired string art, and put your questions to our brainy experts.
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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
 
Royal College of Music
18 & 19 March 2022 7pm
 
The RCM Opera Studio presents Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, a tale of brother and sister who go into the woods hand in hand to find their dreams and face their demons.
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Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sat 18 - Sun 19 June 2022 Daily
 
Join us in South Kensington this June as Exhibition Road is transformed into a huge festival to explore the extraordinary as we celebrate London’s trailblazing innovators, scientists, artists and designers and the everyday heroes who inspire us all.
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Japan House London Film Season: Windows on Mifune
 
Japan House London
Til Sun 14 August 2022 3pm-5pm
 
Expanding on the themes of their exhibition Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan, Japan House London is delighted to launch a series of free screenings offering different perspectives on the monumental figure of actor Mifune Toshirō (1920–1997). Tickets are free.
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Concert for Ukraine
 
Royal College of Music
Tues 22 March 2022 7:30pm
 
Join the Royal College of Music's students and staff as they come together for a special concert to raise much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine. The evening will feature chamber music from all over the world, inspired by the theme of hope.
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Love Classical
 
Royal Albert Hall
Wed 6 April - Wed 1 June 2022 Times vary
 
Love Classical returns with some of today’s finest artists performing much-loved repertoire in the home of classical music. The Royal Albert Hall. Reignite your passion for music with the exceptional Sir Bryn Terfel or guitarist MILOŠ and special guest Jess Gillam.
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Weird Sensation Feels Good
 
Design Museum Kensington
Til 16 October 2022 Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm - Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
 
Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle? Step into an acoustically tuned world of ASMR and explore the emerging field of creativity that is shaped and shared by a novel online community.
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Royal Parks feature in More4 documentary
 
Wednesdays at 9pm & Streaming online

The Royal Parks will feature in a new More 4 documentary series, ‘Secrets of the Royal Gardens', revealing ‘behind the scenes’ insights and stories of some of the capital’s most iconic green spaces.

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Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
From 25 May 2022 Times vary
 
Big film. Big orchestra! Reserve your seat for the up and coming Titanic, and due to phenomenal demand, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. New titles are on the way too, announcements in late March.
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Radio Ballards
 
Serpentine
31 Mar — 29 May 2022 10am-6pm
 
The culmination of three years of work by artists Sonia Boyce, Helen Cammock, Rory Pilgrim and Ilona Sagar, Radio Ballads presents four bodies of work created through collaboration with social workers, carers, organisers and residents which explore stories of labour, and who cares for who and in what way.
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  Go Digital  
 
 
 
Finding aliens around Jupiter
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Thurs 31 March 2022 Live online 1pm-2pm
 
Create your own ‘astroart’ and explore the life we might find swimming around an alien ocean with Astrobiologist Tara Salter and artist Ash Wheeler.
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  And from our friends  
 
 
Image credit: Kings Hat by Konrad Cox  
2022 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show
 

Saatchi Gallery

9 - 29 April 2022
10am-6pm (last entry 5:30pm)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Saatchi Gallery return this spring showcasing a new selection of international leading botanical artists & photographers showcasing global flora across three galleries.

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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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