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The Final Countdown to the Great Exhibition Road Festival - 18 & 19 June

Just 3 days to go until the Great Exhibition Road Festival - and Exhibition Road is transformed into a huge free festival of arts and science trailblazers. This year's Festival celebrates the ideas, people and communities that our changing our world. 

The weekend will be full of free events for all ages from hands-on workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from South Kensington's museums, research and cultural organisations, including Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music, Science Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum and many more.

Opening the Festival and part of the KCAW Public Art Trail, Kaleidoscopic Minds, by Azarra Amoy, stretches along Exhibition Road, celebrating neurodiverse people and their contribution to arts and sciences.

Plus, you can enjoy eclectic performances from the Royal College of Music and Royal Albert Hall on the Main stage or go to the Family stage for interactive storytelling sessions, quizzes, and demonstrations.

We also have 2 fantastic competitions to celebrate summer - win 2 tickets to see Adele's sold-out concert at BST Hyde Park and tickets to see Titanic Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

 
 
  Competitions  
 
 
 
Win 2 tickets to see Titanic Live
 
Royal Albert Hall
10 July, 7pm

Titanic Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall this summer accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and to celebrate we are giving away a pair of tickets for 7pm on 10th July!

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Image credit: Tom Hancock  
Win a pair of tickets to see Adele at BST Hyde Park
 
Competition Closes 27 June

London’s iconic festival is back this summer. After two years away, American Express® presents BST Hyde Park returns bringing the world’s biggest artists to Hyde Park. To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Adele's sold-out concert on Friday 1 July 2022.

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Great Exhibition Road Festival - Adult Highlights
 

18 - 19 June TImes vary
 
Hear an eclectic range of performances, join the climate-friendly pop-up kitchen, discover what computer-generated art can tell us about human creativity and so much more. Take a look at the highlights.
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Great Exhibition Road Festival - Family Favourites
 

18 - 19 June TImes vary
 
Try your hand at the world's first techno sport, triumph in a dinosaur quiz or catch tales of the wonders of the universe at interactive storytelling sessions.
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Great Exhibition Road Festival - Trailblazing Talks
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
18 - 19 June TImes vary
 
Discover incredible ideas that have made our modern world and could shape its future - from Augmented Physicality, Protecting our Poles, The Future of Fashion to the Search for Ancient Life on Mars.
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Kaleidoscopic Minds on Exhibition Road
 

From 18 June
 
Local artist, Azarra Amoy, celebrates neurodiverse people and their contribution to the arts and sciences in South Kensington, through a series of colourful kaleidoscopic artworks on Exhibition Road. Azarra uses a kaleidoscopic spectrum of colours to represent the uniqueness of an individual’s neurodiversity.
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Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates
 
Serpentine
June — 16 Oct 2022 Tues - Sun 10am-6pm
 
Last chance to see the Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel - designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates, drawing inspiration from the architectural typologies of chapels and the great kilns of Stoke-on-Trent.
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KCAW Public Art Trail Launch
 

18th June 6-9pm
 
Opening on 18 June, the Public Art Trail will feature world-class sculpture, installations and exhibits throughout the borough. The Trail opens with the annual Chelsea Arts Club Parade through the streets of Chelsea ending at Duke of York Square, Kings Road with live painting, music and drinks.
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Pride Lates at the Science Museum
 
Science Museum
Wednesday 29 June 2022 6:30pm - 10pm
 
Lates commemorates 50 years of Pride in London. There'll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, live musical performances and much more! Plus, all the regular Lates highlights will be there for you to enjoy, including a Pride-themed pub quiz and the best silent disco in town.
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Friday Late: Men on the Verge
 
V&A
24 June 6.30 - 10pm
 
Inspired by our Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition, this Friday Late explores the crisis of traditional male identity. This month's programme celebrates this tipping point and the possibilities to come.
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George Michael Freedom Uncut
 
Science Museum
29 June 7.30 - 9.45pm
 
Don’t miss a special viewing of this new feature-length documentary, shedding light on the life of the iconic late singer George Michael. There will be a special live performance from comedian, actor and drag artist Jonny Woo.
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Refugee Week
 
V&A
19 - 26 June 10am - 6pm (10pm on Fridays)
 
This year's Refugee Week will explore the theme of 'healing', with a programme of events celebrating community and mutual care.
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Dino Snores for Grown Ups
 
Natural History Museum
1st Apr, 16th June, 4th August 6:30pm - 10am
 
Set your inner child free with a sleepover at the Museum. This one's not for the kids. Enjoy a three-course meal, a pub quiz, stand-up comedy, a live animal workshop, and in the morning a cooked breakfast.
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Image credit: Ⓒ Mark E Breeze  
Shelter Without Shelter
 
Institut français
20 June 8pm
 
As part of Refugee Week, the Institut français, in collaboration with the Harvard Club of the UK, the Ismaili Centre and the Goethe-Institut, present a special screening of Shelter without Shelter which explores the hopes and challenges involved in providing temporary housing for refugees,
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Film Screening: Ulrike Schaz "Paris – No Day Without You
 
Goethe-Institut
29 June 7pm
 
Paris 1975. Ulrike and her boyfriend are on a way to a party when they are arrested by the French police. They are interrogated for days but never told why. 40 years later, Schaz returns to the events that changed her life and her love. A reflection on the confluence of chance, historical circumstances and political climate.
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Geometric and Biomorphic Pattern Making
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
Thurs 16, 23, 30 June, 7 & 14 July 2022 Online 5pm-7pm
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House museums are back with a new online course, exploring the geomorphic and biomorphic patterns found in Islamic design. Inspired by items from the museums collections, take your pick of free workshops to recreate your own artwork, with Samira Mian and Dr Esra Alhamal.
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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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