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Planning your great day out in South Kensington

The sun's out and we've got a fantastic selection of events for you to come and experience. If you are looking to make the most of the great weather, take a look at some of the things you can do outside in South Kensington.

Looking ahead, if you are looking for some fun things to do with the kids this half term, take a look at our list of fun things to do with the kids.

Don't forget that this Saturday, 21st May, the BBC Proms tickets go on sale at 9am. To find out how to join the popular tradition of 'Promming', take a look at Royal Albert Hall's tips to get the most out of your Proms experience.

 
 
  Special Offers  
 
 
 
MILOŠ in-the-round
 
Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 1 June 2022 @ 7:30pm

Miloš Karadaglić returns to the Royal Albert Hall to play his greatest hits, and to celebrate they are offering tickets at £10 (including booking fee) for seats in the stalls and arena. Quote the code SOUTHKENS when booking. Hurry, there are only 100 tickets available at this discounted price!

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  What's on  
 
 
 
Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope
 
Science Museum
25 May - Jan 2023 10am-6pm
 
From busting myths about the causes of cancer to exploring how the latest cancer science, early detection technologies, and immunotherapies are advancing cancer care today. This exhibition shows how far we have come in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
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Science Museum Lates: Cancer Revolution
 
Science Museum
Wed 25 May 2022 6:15pm-10pm
 
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. This May celebrates the opening of their new exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. There’ll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more to explore!
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Weird Sensation Feels Good
 
Design Museum Kensington
Til 10 April 23 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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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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June Discovery Days: Royal Celebration 2022
 
The Royal Parks
Tues 31 May - Wed 1 June 2022 11am - 3pm
 
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by exploring the past, present, and future of the Royal Parks with hands-on activities that will inspire you and your little ones to protect and preserve your parks for the next 70 years!
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Video Games in Concert
 
Royal Albert Hall
Thurs 2 June 2022 7:30pm
 
Awe-inspiring scores from Final Fantasy, Halo, The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft and many more video games are brought to breath taking life with the power of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and presented by award-winning video game music conductor and composer Eímear Noone,
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An evening with Gary Lineker
 
Design Museum Kensington
Tuesday 24 May 2022 7pm-8pm
 
Programmed to celebrate Football: Designing the Beautiful Game exhibition, Design Museum Director Tim Marlow discusses the illustrious career of one of the biggest names in football, Gary Lineker.
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YSL Lexicon
 
V&A
Mon 23 May 2022 Online 7pm-8pm
 
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent's first catwalk presentation, and the publication of their new book, two authorities on YSL, Martina Mondadori and Stephan Janson, will be in conversation about the designer's life, inspirations, iconic fashions and creative legacy.
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Harlem Quartet at the Royal Colle
 
Royal College of Music
Fri 24 June 2022 6pm
 
The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet returns to perform alongside talented RCM string players. This varied programme includes Bruch’s String Quintet – a lyrical work written in the aftermath of the First World War, and which was lost for nearly 90 years.
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Queer Botany Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners
 
The Royal Parks
Sat 11 June 2022 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
 
Explore the cultural, mythological, and scientific links that plants from the Royal Parks have with queerness and then try your hand at using these plants to create vivid cyanotype sun prints to take home.
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Drop-in Design: Plume Parade
 
V&A
Thurs 2 June & Sat 4 June 2022 11am-5pm
 
Take part in this families workshop and create your very own paper bird for any sort of celebration! Join graphic designer Bethan Durie as you work with paper to create spectacular birds to celebrate all together.
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Goethe-Kino 2022: Alison Kuhn: The Case You
 
Goethe-Institut
Wed 25 May 2022 7pm
 
Goethe-Kino's monthly series of contemporary German cinema focuses on Alison Kuhn: The Case You, a disturbing presentation of the harrowing experience five women endured whilst auditioning for a film in 2015. Reconstructing the casting, each woman, candidly and painfully explains what took part.
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The Mythology and Folklore of trees
 
The Royal Parks
Sat 11 June 2022 10:30am-12:30pm
 
Discover the folklore and myths that surround Kensington Gardens' trees with arboriculturist, Greg Packman. Find out why oak trees were seen to be symbols of the gods and why rowan trees were considered to be protective against witchcraft
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V&A Academy Courses for June
 
V&A
7th June - 16th July Varies
 
Now is your last chance to book a V&A Academy Online art history course starting this June. Learn from museum experts and beyond from the comfort of your home and explore the V&A’s Collections from Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts to Indian Textiles or get hands-on with our online Watercolours Introduction.
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  Competitions  
 
 
Image credit: Felix Speller  
Win a family ticket for Football
 
Deadline: 23 May 2022

To celebrate the opening of the Design Museum's latest exhibition, 'Football: Designing the Beautiful Game', we are giving away a Squad Ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

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  And from our friends  
 
 
 
London Square Open Gardens
 

Sat 11 June & Sun 12 Jun 2022 Times vary
 
London Square Open Gardens Weekend returns to unlock the doors to some unique and hidden green spaces, not normally open to the public, including the stunning Ismaili Centre roof garden. There are free, self-guided, walk routes compiled by the trust’s expert garden coordinators.
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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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