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The BBC Proms are back next week! Prepare for a celebration of classical music over the next 8 weeks, featuring a huge breadth of programming, from Berlioz to Bollywood, large-scale symphonic and choral work, to intimate chamber concerts and exciting Proms debuts. 

Did you know you can experience the Proms for just £8? The Day Promming tradition means you can access over 1,000 tickets for each Prom (with some exceptions) - most of which are unreserved standing places. All you need to do is choose a Prom, book online on the day of the concert at 10.30 am and then get ready to enjoy an extraordinary line-up of world-class performances!

And while you're here, combine your musical day out in South Kensington with a trip to the Royal College of Music Museum, and pop in to see their brand new, free exhibition Hidden Treasures of the RCM Collections.

 
 
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Science Museum
 
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  What's on  
 
 
 
WAVE: Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts
 
Japan House London
6th July- 22nd October 10am-8pm
 
Explore the vibrant diversity of Japanese graphic arts in this bold exhibition which bridges the worlds of fine art, commercial illustration and counterculture.
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REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion
 
Design Museum Kensington
16th Sept - 11th Feb 10am - 6pm
 
REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BFC’s NEWGEN programme. The show offers a look at how careers in fashion are forged, and the opportunities London’s fashion scene offers young creatives.
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Kensington & Chelsea Festival
 

1st July-31st August Times vary
 
Kensington and Chelsea Festival offers a host of activities across the borough including indoor performances, art installations and free outdoor pop up family shows
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Workshop: Create in Clay
 
Design Museum Kensington
Dates and times vary
 
Taking inspiration from our exhibition Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, this one-day workshop will be an opportunity to have an immersive pottery experience trying a wide range of techniques and approaches.
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Gaming Lates
 
Science Museum
27th July 6:30pm-10pm
 
Explore the power of play and its potential to change minds, improve wellbeing and boost your brain at an evening that celebrates the return of Power Up and 75 years of the NHS and the exceptional efforts of NHS staff and volunteers.
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Discovery Day: Wild About Water
 
Hyde Park
1st-3rd August 11am-3pm
 
Drop in anytime between 11am-3pm to take part in a variety of activities including: pond dipping - learn about what’s living in the water, creating your own water animal or have a splashing time learning about how different water birds feed.
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Titano-Tales
 
Natural History Museum
Various dates 8:30-9:30am
 
Discover titanosaur’s secrets during our special storytelling event, plus enjoy priority entry to our new exhibition Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur. Tickets coming soon.
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The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show
 
The Royal Society of Sculptors
On til 30th Sept Monday -Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 12 - 5pm
 
Explore a fabulous showcase of members' and fellows' work at Dora House. This year's theme is The Shape of Life, selected by guest curator Edward Bulmer.
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Mindful Drawing for Young Adults
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
22nd July 2pm-4pm
 
Draw away the stress of exam season as Leighton House welcomes young adults (ages 11-16yrs) to practice the art of Mindful Drawing in the Studio where Frederic Leighton, created some of his most iconic works. - led by artist Kate Hiley.
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In Conversation: Gabriel Massan, Tamar Clarke-Brown & Hans Ulrich Obrist
 
Serpentine
10th July 7pm
 
A panel talk between artist Gabriel Massan, Tamar Clarke-Brown, Arts Technologies Curator, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine to celebrate the launch of Third World: The Bottom Dimension. hosted at Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
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Jazz for Kids- Summertime
 
Royal Albert Hall
29th July 11am & 1:30pm
 
Jazz for Kids concerts aim to introduce little ears to the wonderful world of jazz music through relaxed concerts for families, performed by professional musicians from Albert’s Band.
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Family Fun: Bees!
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
22nd July 11am-12:30pm
 
Bees are so important as pollinators for our food crops and other plants. But do you know how many species of UK bee there are, or how long their tongues are to reach their favourite nectar? Come along to this interactive workshop and discover so much more.
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Photo Walk: Kensington Gardens
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1st Oct 12pm-2pm
 
Kensington Gardens is wonderful in autumn, a real destination for landscape photography at a time when the trees are changing colour.
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Image credit: © Jonathan & Rona Nekes  
Figures of Absence: THe Films of Dore O.
 
Goethe-Institut
14th July 6pm
 
Dore O. was one of Germany’s most pioneering experimental filmmakers. Join us for the launch of Figures of Absence, a new book on Dore O. & for a film premiering new restorations of her films in London. The book’s editor Masha Matzke and film historian and curator Lucy Reynolds will also discuss Dore O.'s work.
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Beat the Heat in South Ken!
 

 
Keep cool while you embrace the scorching summer months in South Kensington and explore the range of fun activities that will help you to beat the heat!
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Things To Do for Under £15
 

 
Experience a budget-friendly cultural extravaganza in South Kensington. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the beautiful Royal Parks, soak in the vibrant atmosphere of South Kensington, and explore captivating exhibitions for £15 or less.
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Go Jauntly Trail - The Story of South Kensington
 

 
Have you ever wondered why South Ken has so many wonderful cultural institutions all in one place? Check out our Go Jauntly walking tour on the fascinating story of South Kensington!
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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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