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We are heading into the festive season and there is a bountiful list of events, talks and exhibitions to keep your schedules busy this mid-November!

To kick-start it off, we have two great festivals for both adults and kids. Goethe-Institut will host 'Off to take Care' film festival from the 15th - 19th Nov and Institut français will host the 26th edition of the 'South Ken Kids Festival' from the 16th - 19th Nov.

There are two new exhibitions opening, Japan House London's Ainu Stories: Contemporary Lives by the Saru River (opening 16th November) and Cromwell Place's Ingram's Prize. Plus, it's the last chance to see both I'm not a Nature Lover at the Royal Society of Sculptors and Polar Silk Road at the Natural History Museum. 

Delhi and Hyderabad: A Green Renaissance is another new exhibition hosted by the Ismaili Centre exploring positive rural and urban transformations in India. With the added chance to delve in deeper, a series of free talks will accompany this exhibition. 

Finally, don't forget to enter our fantastic competitions below and look out for Dance is Fashion, the last V&A Friday Late of the year and definitely not one to be missed!

  What's on  
V&A Friday Late: Dance is Fashion
24th Nov 6.30pm – 10pm
Showcasing how the art form is being transformed through art, fashion, music, poetry and technology. From Ballet Russes to Bharatanatyam, experience bold interpretations of classics as well as contemporary expressions.
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Ainu Stories: Contemporary Lives by the Saru River
Japan House London
16th Nov - 21st April 10am - 8pm
Closing soon! Experience Ainu culture as it exists today in the southern Hokkaido region of Biratori in the UK's first exploration of the contemporary lives of this indigenous people of northern Japan.
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Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
Various dates Various Times
This year’s programme at the Royal Albert Hall is full of heart-warming live events to be enjoyed with your loved ones. There’s something for everyone, from Christmas carols to traditional concerts, drag, jazz, gospel and so much more!
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Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni Tenorio
Royal College of Music
20th, 22nd, 24th, 25th Nov 7.00 pm
Premiered in 1787, Don Giovanni Tenorio was Gazzaniga's most successful work. With the composer's light, Venetian style and Bertati's lively libretto, this is a unique opportunity to hear the fascinating 90-minute opera.
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The Polar Silk Road
Natural History Museum
On til 24 Nov 10am-6pm
Last Chance! Discover the Arctic through the photography of Gregor Sailer and explore the existing, potential, and unexpected impact that warming temperatures will have in this once pristine region.
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"Meeting Mary" with Cleo Sylvestre and Andra Agard
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
20th Nov 6.30pm - 7.30pm
In her acclaimed one-woman play, Cleo Sylvestre brings the true story of Mary Seacole to life as she reveals how this fearless medical practitioner used traditional remedies, challenged racism and won hears and minds.
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Narrative Collage: Utopian Landscapes for Young Adults
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
25th Nov 2pm - 4pm
Develop your skills in the art of paper cutting and collage, whilst addressing the idea of the untouched landscapes explored by Maha Ahmed: Where World Meets exhibition and challenges with climate change and destruction.
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Ingram Prize
Cromwell Place
22 - 26 Nov 11am - 7pm
The Ingram Collection collaborates with Cromwell Place with a group showcase of artists shortlisted for the 2023 Ingram Prize. Now in its 8th year, this leading prize for contemporary artists was established by The Ingram Collection to celebrate and support artists beginning their careers.
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Orchestral Masterworks: Swan Lake
Royal College of Music
16th Nov 6.00pm
Martyn Brabbins returns to the Royal College of Music to lead the RCM Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake Suite, with its famous opening fantasy-like theme played by the oboe and harp.
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Winter Ikebana
The Royal Society of Sculptors
16th Nov 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Learn an essence of art of Ikenobo Ikebana and immerse yourself in the beautiful ancient tradition of Japanese floral art daring back 550 years at Dora House.
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South Ken Kids Festival
Institut français
16th - 19th Nov
Join the 26th edition of the South Ken Kids Festival! This year, we welcome some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators from both sides of the Channel and beyond.
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Delhi and Hyderabad: A Green Renaissance
Ismaili Centre
18th - 25th Nov 11am - 6pm
Delhi and Hyderabad a Green Renaissance. An exhibition curated by Aga Khan Development Network about enabling a positive urban and rural transformations and cultural renaissance in India. With daily talks at 5pm, during the week, free of admission.
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Image credit: Off To Take Care ©Annett Busch  
Off to Take Care
15th - 19th Nov Various Times
This 5 day festival brings together documentaries and fiction from different times and places prompting you to think about care and how it is explored through cinema.
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I'm Not a Nature Lover
The Royal Society of Sculptors
9th Oct - 24th Nov
A specially modified skip provides a home to a flower inspired, maximalist, attention grabbing and positivity inducing artwork at Dora House.
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Chadō Demonstrations by Tankokai UK
Japan House London
16th Dec 4pm & 5pm
Witness the meticulous preparation of rich and foamy matcha tea, marvel at the expert and elegant movements of Urasenke chadō practitioners.
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Win 4x Tickets to London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas
Royal Albert Hall
Win 4x tickets to see the London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas at Royal Albert Hall! We are delighted that, thanks to our friends at the Hall, we have 4x tickets to give away to a lucky group.
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Win 2x Tickets to Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
Kickstart the holiday season with a film experience like no other at Kensington Palace as the Luna Cinema returns with their Winter Season.
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Win 4x Tickets to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park
The Royal Parks and Discover South Kensington have teamed up to give away 4x tickets to London's spectacular Christmas destination – Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
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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.

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Imperial College London
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The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
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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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