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Competitions, Lates and London Craft Week in the heart of South Kensington!

We have two fabulous competitions for you to enter. At Leighton House & Sambourne House you can win four tickets to Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910), - a new exhibition telling the intimate story of a middle-class mother and her affluent daughter. You can also win a pair of tickets to experience the breathtaking performance of Swan Lake in-the-round at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Coming your way this week is the V&A South Kensington's Friday Late: Feminist Futures on 26th April, coinciding with this year's Performance Festival 2024 which runs until 28th April. You can also unleash your creativity on 9th May with a series of hands-on workshops and meet scientists, artists and designers bringing science to life at the Science Museum's Create Lates.

London Craft Week is arriving in South Kensington this May! Join us in celebrating the unique artistry of craftsmanship through an inspiring series of demonstrations, exhibitions, and talks at Cromwell Place, and V&A South Kensington.

Win tickets to Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
Leighton House and Sambourne House are offering you the opportunity to win 4 tickets to view this exhibition. Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910) offers a fascinating glimpse into late Victorian and early 20th-century fashion.
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Win two tickets to see Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
12th June 7.30pm
This June, the Royal Albert Hall will be showing Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake in-the-round. To celebrate, we have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner to see the magic unfold on the 12th June, 7.30pm.
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  What's on  
Friday Late: Feminist Futures
V&A South Kensington
26th April 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Artists, performers and collectives explore alternative pathways of feminism through sensorial experiences, healing, activism practices and ancestral stories. The evening will share how feminist networks of care can be extended beyond conventional boundaries,
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Beyond Words
Institut français
9th - 19th May Various Times
The Institut français’ festival of literature, Beyond Words will feature acclaimed authors and new voices, and the latest publications from both sides of the Channel.
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Create Lates
Science Museum
9th May 6.30pm - 10pm
Join the Science Musuem for Create Lates to explore the incredible creativity of people working in science and tech. You can get hands-on with craft workshops and meet the scientists, artists, designers and makers whose practical skills and ingenuity are essential in bringing science to life.
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Performance Festival 2024: ‘Remastered’
V&A South Kensington
19th April - 28th April Various Times
Through a range of special free and ticketed events – live performances, talks, tours, screenings, workshops, and more – ‘Remastered’ invites audiences to explore the beauty of transformation; from making anew, to remixing the past, and inspiring the future.
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The Great Exhibition Road Festival
Great Exhibition Road Festival
15th - 16th June
With less than a month to go before the festival, register now and explore extraordinary events in South Kensington (many of which are free)!
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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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RCM Festival of Percussion
Royal College of Music
12th May All Day
Experience a spectacular celebration of percussion at the Royal College of Music's annual Festival of Percussion! From marimbas to xylophones, timpani to tambourines, this festival features something for all to enjoy!
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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
7th May - 11th June 10am - 5pm
This exhibition will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition. The exhibition seeks to show a range of photography, mapping, and original artefacts from the three 1920’s expeditions.
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London Craft Week 2024 at V&A South Kensington
V&A South Kensington
16th May Various Times
Celebrate craftsmanship through a series of inspiring demonstrations throughout the galleries at V&A South Kensington as part of London Craft Week 2024.
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Today’s Masters Meet Tomorrow’s Talents
Cromwell Place
14th - 19th May 11am - 7pm
Part of London Craft week. This exhibition celebrates the results from craft talents collaborating with master artisans across Europe during the first edition of Homo Faber Fellowship, a programme that facilitates the transmission of skills from one generation to the next
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A Journey to the Fourth Dimension
The Royal Society of Sculptors
27th April 12pm - 4pm
There will be a drop-in event at Dora House to celebrate International Sculpture Day. Help build a Sculpture Bus based on red London working with large-scale blueprints and learning new techniques for joining, fastening and building with carboard.
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Discovery Days: Time Travellers
Hyde Park
28th - 30th May 11am - 3pm
Join Royal Parks for another series of free Discovery Days and travel back in time through the Royal Park's history!
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In Short, Europe: Best of Best
26th - 28th April Various Times
In Short, Europe is back with a collection of award-winning short films from 28 European countries. Five programmes, including a special selection of children's animation, will celebrate European film through awarding winning shorts taking us on an exciting journey across the continent and its stories. Hosted at Ciné Lumière at Institut français.
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Raising Ambition in Net Zero Flight
Imperial College London
26th April 12pm - 1pm
Rapid action is needed from industry and governments to reach zero-emission aviation by 2050. In efforts to achieve this, the University of Cambridge has been leading a team in developing the 2030 Sustainable Aviation Goals. In this seminar, these goals will be presented.
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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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