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Plan your February in South Kensington

2024 is well underway. With February Half term just around the corner, we have put together some highlights from the amazing museums, cultural and educational venues in the area. Read on for workshops, films, discovery days, a family festival, galleries and some great trails - many of which are free!

Two new unmissable exhibitions are opening on 1st February: Barbara Kruger's 'Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You' at the Serpentine and Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City at the Science Museum. 

Cirque de Soleil is also back at the Royal Albert Hall until 3rd March with a "jaw-dropping", "exhilaratingly dangerous" performance leaving you on the edge of your seat! Don't miss the magic – "it's circus at its best"!

 
 
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Cirque du Soleil - Alegria: In a New Light
 
Royal Albert Hall
Until 3rd March Various Times
 
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this all-time classic will whisk audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.
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Image credit: Mike Korostelev  
Win 4 tickets to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 
Natural History Museum
 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum presents a display of nature like you've never seen it before. Enter our competition for a chance to win 4x tickets!
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Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City
 
Science Museum
1st Feb - 2nd June 10am - 6pm
 
Discover a beautiful collection of unique clockwork wonders. This exhibition will showcase the stunning craftsmanship and the inner workings of centuries-old timepieces prized by the emperors of China's Forbidden City.
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Carribean Collection: Family Activity
 
V&A
Until 28th Feb 10am - 5.45pm
 
Explore the Caribbean Collection with a free family activity with the V&A's Learning Centre. Join a guided adventure, discovering the stories of creative artists and designers, and learn how their Caribbean heritage inspired their work.
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February Family Festival
 
Natural History Museum
10th - 18th Feb Various Times
 
Come and spend your February half-term at the Natural History Museum. Each day enjoy talks, tours and workshops. Plus a whole host of exciting activities and events, from LEGO builds to animal encounters.
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Night of Ideas
 
Institut français
8th Feb
 
Crossing French and British perspectives, the Night of Ideas tackles the latest ideas of our time and engages audiences through free debates. Nancy Huston, whose novel’s title, Fault Lines, has inspired this year’s main theme, will open the night.
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Imperial Lates: Romance & Reproduction
 
Imperial College London
8th Feb 6pm - 9pm
 
Grab your gals, pals, a mate or even a date and head to the next Imperial Lates! In this Valentine’s Day and LGBT History Month special, science gets sexy as we delve into attraction, intimacy and procreation.
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Image credit: Barbara Kruger, FOREVER Installation, Courtesy the artist & Sprüth Magers Photo: T. Ohler  
Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
 
Serpentine
1st Feb - 17th March 10am - 6pm
 
Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. at Serpentine South is Kruger’s first solo institutional show in London in over twenty years. It features a unique selection of installations alongside moving image works and multiple soundscapes.
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Generation Hope: Act for the Planet
 
Natural History Museum
7th - 10th Feb Various Times
 
Generation Hope is an annual programme that delves into the challenges and solutions for people and planet. A free programme of inspiring workshops, panels and talks created in partnership with young people, for young people.
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Friday Music in the Museum
 
Royal College of Music
2nd Feb 12.30pm
 
Drop into the Royal College of Music Museum over your lunch break to enjoy polished chamber performances amongst a beautiful collection of historic artefacts and instruments.
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Chinese New Year Late
 
Science Museum
1st Feb 6.30pm - 10pm
 
As the Lunar Year dawns, join the Science Museum to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and the opening of Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍. This late will explore how ideas of time and its technological development transformed our lives, taking in quantum physics, atomic clocks, and even time travel in science fiction!
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Image credit: BeesKneesProduction  
REPRESENTING THE KINDERTRANSPORT
 
Goethe-Institut
30th Jan 6pm
 
2024 marks the 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport. The Goethe-Institut presents an evening of film screenings and a panel discussion to reflect on how the transports have been remembered through exhibitions, film, literature and in different contexts.
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Ardagh Young Creatives x Joly Licks
 
Design Museum Kensington
4th Feb 11am - 2.30pm
 
Are you aged 14 – 25 and curious about writing, poetry, spoken word, and fashion, costume or personal style? Come along to the Design Museum's exciting fashion and writing workshop with poet, performer and producer Joly Licks.
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Back to the cellulose future
 
Imperial College London
31st Jan 5.30pm - 6.30pm
 
When we think of cellulose, we think of them as part of our diet, we think of them as a sheet of paper we write on. Join Professor Koon-Yang Lee as he discusses the potential uses of cellulose in the production of greener engineering materials.
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Design Camps
 
Design Museum Kensington
12th - 15th Feb 10am - 4pm
 
The Design Museum is hosting a series of workshops to keep the kids entertained this half term! Choose from illustration to car making to robot Olympics, and many more....
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Goethe-Kino 2024
 
Goethe-Institut
31st Jan - 3rd Feb 7pm
 
Goethe-Kino is a monthly series of contemporary German cinema, outstanding TV productions and film classics. All movies are shown with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.
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Untold Lives
 
Kensington Palace
Opens 14th March 10am - 4pm
 
They were at the centre of royal life, but little is known about the servants and courtiers who ran royal palaces for centuries. Now, for the first time, the lives and contributions will be explored in a new exhibition. Opening soon.
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Livestream: Paloma Faith in Conversation
 
V&A
25th Jan 7pm - 8pm
 
Singer, actor and activist Paloma Faith is joined in conversation with V&A curator Kate Bailey, in celebration of DIVA for an open discussion on social expectations of women and the importance of finding independence.
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January Discovery in South Ken
 
Discover South Kensington
 
To round up January we have curated a list of exciting discoveries and research that took place in South Ken this month.
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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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