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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!

 
 
  Competitions  
 
 
 
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
On until 6th May 2024 10am - 6pm
 
Why does music have such a hold over us? What is it about music that drives us to create, perform, feel, connect with others? Explore how music shapes our lives in this landmark interactive exhibition at the Science Museum.
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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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Registration is now open for Great Exhibition Road Festival 2024
 
Great Exhibition Road Festival
15th - 16th June
 
Planning ahead for the Summer? Register now for the Great Exhibition Road Festival and explore extraordinary events in South Ken: London's home of arts and science.
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Enzo Mari
 
Design Museum Kensington
29th March - 8th Sept 10am - 5pm
 
This major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world.
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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
 
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
 
Serpentine
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
10th April 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 Kensington
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
 
Goethe-Institut
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
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
V&A South Kensington
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
 
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