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Summer Outdoor Festivals 

There is so much to explore in South Ken this summer! With captivating new exhibitions, hands-on family activities, and cinematic adventures that will keep you entertained during the holiday season!

Whether you are a lover of the arts, want to see mesmerizing performances, or are looking for a great day out, take a look at the fantastic line-up of events at the Kensington and Chelsea Festival. Activities taking place throughout the borough span theatre, circus, opera, music, outdoor art, dance, family shows and talks. Top tip: keep an eye on the Festival programme which is updated each week!

In Westminster, there will also be a month of celebrating arts and culture with the return of the Inside Out Festival also providing a diverse and extraordinary array of free exhibitions, workshops and tours across the borough during August.

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  What's on  
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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Inside Out Festival

1st - 31st Aug Varies
Explore the vibrant art and culture scene this August in the streets and open spaces across Westminster this summer. At this year's Inside Out free outdoor festival there are inspiring guided walks, dance and drama shows, workshops, music and more, with something for everyone!
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BBC Proms 2023
Royal Albert Hall
14th July-9th September Times vary
The return of the BBC Proms brings the UK together in celebration of classical music with eight weeks of concerts at the Hall.
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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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The Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
August Times vary
A palace of secret stories and public lives, Kensington Palace creates a truly unforgettable floodlit backdrop for open air cinema this summer. Enjoy Luna’s magnificent selection of films including, the spectacular The Great Gatsby, Oscar-winning Top Gun: Maverick, and more. A line-up, fit for royalty.
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Ai Weiwei: Making Sense
Design Museum Kensington
7th April- 30th July 2023 10am-6pm
It is your last chance to see Ai Weiwei's first exhibition focusing on design mixes recent works with commissioned pieces, inviting us into a meditation on value and humanity, art and activism.
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Science Museum
From 21st July Times vary
Discover the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his race to save the world in this pulse-pounding IMAX® 70mm immersive experience.
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Friday Late: Diva Disrupted
28th July 6.30 - 10pm
Encounter the disruptive power of divas at July's Friday Late. Divas in popular culture will be disrupted, de-mystified and re-mixed through live music, body movement and performance. Come and discover your inner diva!
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Jurassic Encounters: Animal Show
Natural History Museum
July & August Times vary
Delve into the Jurassic and meet the modern-day relatives of the animals that lived alongside dinosaurs in this fantastic animal handling show.
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Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery
Science Museum
Daily 10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
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Now Play This Summer Summit
26th July 9:30am-6:30pm
Are you a game-maker or artist interested in careful and caring game design? This one day event will bring together game-makers, artists and developers for a programme of talks and collaborative workshops culminating in an opportunity to prototype and share some new games.
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Discovery Day: Peter Pan
Hyde Park
15th-17th August 11am-3pm
Drop in anytime between 11am - 3pm to take part in a variety of activities including a pirate orienteering challenge, making a nest boat and seeing if it will float and building a home for elves and fairies.
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Prehistoric Planet Trail
Natural History Museum
22nd July-6th August 10am-5:30pm
Join the Museum this summer for an adventure like no other as you take on the challenge of our Prehistoric Planet Trail.
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Pollinator Parade Family Walk
The Royal Parks
3rd July-22nd August Times vary
The buzzing of bees is the sound of summer! Did you know that it’s not just bees that love visiting flowers? The blooms in the parks are also visited by butterflies, hoverflies, moths and beetles! Join the Parks and explore and learn about our pollinator pals in the parks.
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Yoga at the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Dates vary 8am-9:15am
Rise and shine with an invigorating yoga class followed by a live gong bath and exclusive access to one of the Museum's galleries while it is closed to the public. This class is suitable for all experience levels. Please remember to bring your own yoga mat for these events.
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How to Build a Low-Carbon Home
Design Museum
Until 10th March 10am - 6pm
Closing soon! How can we design our homes to respond to the climate emergency? Discover how architects are reimagining wood, stone and straw to design homes fit for the future in this free display.
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26th July 7pm
If only one could turn back time and change its course! This wish drives Cleo and propels the plot of this quirky film, peppered with visual ideas, which lets us discover Berlin and its history in a whole new way. A story of loss and the weight of the past countered with lightness and imagination.
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Alternative Ways To Get To South Ken

Uncover some quiet, alternatives to conventional modes of travel, including walks and cycle routes, and exploring the most carbon-efficient methods.
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The Royal Parks Shop
The Royal Parks
Visitors can expect traditional and premium product ranges with a modern twist. This will include gardening accessories, homewares, outdoor accessories and picnic items, home accessories, clothing accessories, books, prints and more.
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  And from our friends  
Image credit: Mark Blower, Courtesy the Hayward Gallery  
Dear Earth

21st June-3rd Sept 10am-5:30pm
Bringing together 15 artists from around the world, the exhibition explores the interdependence of ecologies and ecosystems, as well as our emotional connection with nature.
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Garden Cooking Workshops at Number Sixteen

17th Aug & 7th Sept 12pm-3pm
Immerse yourself in an alfresco cooking workshop with Executive Chef Joe Fox this summer. Spend an afternoon in Number Sixteen’s leafy garden, while learning new cooking techniques and recipes, before tucking into a seasonal three course meal using some of your creations.
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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
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
V&A South Kensington
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
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