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Easter Family Fun and the return of the Great Exhibition Road Festival 

Mark your calendars for the weekend of 15th & 16th June with the return of the Great Exhibition Road Festival. Celebrating how science and the arts help people, communities and nature to flourish, with a weekend of free events for all ages.  Sign up now for the latest updates and to be the first to find out about free tickets for popular talks, workshops and shows.

This Easter, South Kensington is buzzing with an exciting line-up of fun, family events including extraordinary exhibitions, creative workshops, discovery days in the Royal Parks and so much more. To help you plan a great day out, we have put together our Easter highlights.

Don't miss our latest competition - win tickets to the special screening of 'Holiday' at Ciné Lumière on Sunday 24th March. Hurry, the competition closes at midday tomorrow, so enter now!

Win an Adult Family Membership at the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Thanks to the Natural History Museum, we are giving away a year-long membership to the Museum. Get up-close with nature & dive into the story of life on our planet with all the benefits of membership.
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Win two tickets to see Edoardo Gabbriellini's Holiday at Ciné Lumière
Institut français
24th March 4.35pm
Competition closing soon! Ciné Lumière presents the 14th edition of Cinema Made in Italy. To celebrate, we are giving away two tickets to a special screening of the film Holiday, featuring a Q&A session with director Edoardo Gabbriellini.
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  Special Offers  
Special offer for Yoga with Live Music
Royal Albert Hall
31st March 9.15am & 11.30am
An exclusive discount with the code: EASTERYOGA to get two tickets, with one half price for a session with Flo Yoga at the Royal Albert Hall. A unique experience with live music, created for a variety of ages and abilities.
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  What's on  
Turn it Up: The Power of Music
Science Museum
Until 1st Sept 2024 10am - 6pm
Just announced Turn It Up: The Power of Music has been extended through the summer! Don't miss this extra chance to explore this smash-hit exhibition and discover what is it about music that drives us to create, perform, feel, connect with others.
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Friday Late: Here and Elsewhere
V&A South Kensington
22nd March 6.30pm - 10pm
This month's Friday Late will spotlight anti-colonial struggles from both the past and present day, featuring artists dealing with land and occupation.
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The Great Exhibition Road Festival
Great Exhibition Road Festival
15th - 16th June 12-6pm
Upcoming this weekend it's The Great Exhibition Road Festival! South Kensington will be buzzing with a vibrant celebration of arts and science with free talks, workshops, performances and demonstrations. Register now!
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Enzo Mari
Design Museum
29th March - 8th Sept 10am - 5pm
Celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, in this major exhibition. Explore the exhibition with The Fable Family Trail featuring activities for children and young people.
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Image credit: © Zhai Zeyu, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.  
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Natural History Museum
Until 30th June 10am - 5.50pm
Closing soon! Get beyond the camera and discover the stories behind some of the best nature photography in the world.
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Out Shopping: The dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
23rd March - 20th Oct 10am - 5.30pm
A curated selection of rarely-seen outfits, this exhibition will tell the story of Marion Sambourne and Maud Messel, at a moment in history that significantly shaped fashion.
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Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles
Royal Albert Hall
5th April 11am & 1.30pm
The UK's favourite Frenchman, Marcel Lucont, channels his acerbic humour and quickfire wit into a family game show, pitting children against adults and each other to try and find the most awful child.
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Refik Anadol
16th Feb - 7th April 10am - 6pm
Refik Anadol, is an internationally renowned artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. Visitors will experience gallery walls wrapped in AI-generated images inspired by data of flora, fungi and fauna from over 16 rainforests.
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Rankin: Sound Off (Musicians 1990-2023)
Cromwell Place
Until 24th March 11am - 7pm
TIN MAN ART presents a unique look at the last 30 years of music icons, as seen through the lens of world-renowned photographer, Rankin.
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Jurassic Encounters: Animal Show
Natural History Museum
28th May Various Times
Take a Jurassic jump back in time and meet the modern-day relatives of the animals that lived alongside dinosaurs in this fantastic animal handling show.
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Easter Design Camps
Design Museum
9th - 11th April Various Times
Encourage your children to learn and get creative with the Design Museum's series of Design Camps. Hands on and engaging sessions which will let them experiment with new skills from coding to crochet to architecture, there is something to inspire everyone.
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Discovery Days: Spring Surprises
Hyde Park
2nd - 4th April 11am - 3pm
Why not pop into Hyde Park and get involved with one of Royal Park's free family Discovery Days this Spring. Drop in to take part in a variety of activities including pond dipping sessions, exploring their wildlife garden and an interactive game.
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Mini Monsters
The Royal Society of Sculptors
6th April 12pm - 4pm
Learn new techniques for shaping and marbling polymer clay, before building your own mini monster sculpture. Take inspiration from their current exhibition, featuring some colourful creatures, suspended slime and sculptural sludge.
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Andreas Dresen: Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush
26th March 7pm
A riveting story about a Turkish mother's plot to get her son released from prison. Andreas Dresen tells the real-life story of long-term Guantánamo detainee Murat Kurnaz from the point of view of his mother and does so with a fantastic female lead.
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Kate Strasdin: Gilded Splendour
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
4th April 6.30pm
Join Dr Kate Strasdin as she looks at the often hidden world of couture embroidery artisanship. The evening includes the chance to view the exhibition Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910), and to buy signed copies of Strasdin’s latest book.
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Beguiling Beni: Safflower Red in Japanese Fashion
V&A South Kensington
Until 31st March 10am - 5.45pm
Closing soon. The Japanese dye 'beni', made from safflower petals, produces red hues and an iridescent green. This display reveals its many uses in fashion, textiles, cosmetics and ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
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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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