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This past weekend, we celebrated arts and science with South Kensington's cultural and educational institutions at the Great Exhibition Road Festival. Mark your calendars for next year's festival on 7th & 8th June 2025!

Did you know there are 23 extraordinary places to visit in South Kensington, all within walking distance? Plan your visit to one of the museums, galleries, parks, or cultural institutions in the area with our new Discover South Kensington guide by downloading Bloomberg Connects' free digital arts and culture app to discover more!

Opening this week on 22nd June, the latest fashion and style exhibition at V&A South Kensington showcases the extraordinary career of supermodel Naomi Campbell in NAOMI In Fashion.

 
 
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Win a meal for two at The Kensington Quarter and two tickets to Enzo Mari at the Design Museum
 
Discover South Kensington
 
Don't miss the chance to enjoy a welcome cocktail, a meal for two at The Kensington Quarter, and two tickets to Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli at the Design Museum.
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  What's on  
 
 
 
BST Hyde Park
 
Hyde Park
28th June - 14th July
 
London’s summer extravaganza American Express presents BST Hyde Park returns with a huge line-up of stars – including: SZA, Kings of Leon, Morgan Wallen, Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Kylie and Stray Kids.
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Naomi in Fashion
 
V&A South Kensington
22nd June 2024 - 6th April 2025 10.00am - 5.45pm
 
An exhibition exploring the extraordinary career of fashion model Naomi Campbell. Through the work of leading global designers and photographers we celebrate her creative collaborations, activism and far-reaching cultural impact.
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Earth Photo 2024
 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Until 21st August 10am - 5pm
 
See a stunning selection of the Earth Photo competition's shortlisted images. Each piece has been selected from the competition's award categories: People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests, and A Climate of Change.
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FestivALL
 
Royal College of Music
23rd June 11am
 
Visit the Royal College of Music for FestivALL, a student-led celebration of music spanning centuries, regions and genres. Curated by RCM musicians, FestivALL showcases compositions from under-represented groups and individuals, and with themes of diversity and representation in classical music.
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Drink and Draw: Life Drawing with 2B or Not 2B Collective
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
26th June 7pm - 9pm
 
Spend a fun and creative evening of life drawing with 2B Or Not 2B in the unique setting of Frederic, Lord Leighton's studio. Learn to see and draw with the support of encouraging guided tutoring, and build your confidence in drawing the human body.
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Discover South Kensington Guide on Bloomberg Connects
 
Discover South Kensington
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Planning a visit to South Kensington? Enhance your experience by exploring our remarkable cultural venues all within walking distance, through the free Bloomberg Connects app, offering digital access to arts and culture. (Download the app to access the guide).
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Open House at BST Hyde Park
 
Hyde Park
28th June - 11th July Various Times
 
American Express presents BST Hyde Park opens its doors in between the three weekends of legendary music, to host the hugely popular summer event Open House. For eight days across three weeks, Open House offers tons of activities for all the family, with free access to BST Hyde Park!
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Kensington + Chelsea Art Week
 
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
20th - 30th June Varies
 
The 7th edition of Kensington and Chelsea Art Week returns with a vibrant programme of cultural events from the creative institutions across the borough. Enjoy free workshops, tours, open studios, exhibitions and so much more.
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Mamma Milano: Lessons from the Motherland
 
V&A South Kensington
4th July 7pm - 8.45pm
 
J.J. Martin, author and founder of fashion and lifestyle brand LaDoubleJ, discusses her surrender to the magic of Italy with World of Interiors Style Director Gianluca Longo.
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SAFAR Film Festival 2024: On Dreams, Hopes and Realities
 
Institut français
Until 28th June Various Times
 
The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. The 2024 edition brings together over 50 films from 15 countries including new releases, classics, family-friendly screenings, archive films, special events and more.
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Kensington and Chelsea Art Week public Art Trail
 
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
20th June - 30th August All Day
 
An unmissable highlight on London’s summer culture calendar, the Art Trail features world-class sculpture, installations, and murals throughout the borough inspired by thisyear’s curatorial theme Changing Landscapes.
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The Lion King in Concert
 
Royal Albert Hall
5th - 6th July 7.30pm
 
Experience the original animated classic roaring from the big screen, with Hans Zimmer's Oscar® winning score, performed live. Featuring Chineke! Orchestra and London Community Gospel Choir. Plus, special guests from the West End will join to celebrate 25 years of the stage musical.
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Craft Workshop with Mathilde Poncet
 
Institut français
22nd June 11am
 
A special art and craft workshop led by Mathilde Poncet, an author-illustrator that loves painting nature and wild life. Children will be able to invent wonderful plants, giant flowers and surprising insects to create a Summer landscape!
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Growing Together: Summer Garden Assembly
 
Design Museum
6th July 2pm - 5pm
 
Join gardener Ashley Edwards, photographer Claire Takacs and artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck for an afternoon of Summer bliss celebrating horticulture, design and creativity in the museum's Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden.
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Sabrina Sarabi: No one's with the calves
 
Goethe-Institut
26th June 7pm
 
Trapped in a loveless relationship and an unfulfilling life, 24-year-old Christin longs to escape the confines of a small town in East Germany, until a wind engineer shows up. Part of the Goethe-Kino film screenings.
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Give us your views: Climate change in South Kensington
 
Discover South Kensington
 
Do you spend a lot of time in the area? Are you concerned about climate change in South Kensington? Share your views in our survey. Discover South Kensington's South Ken ZEN+ programme is seeking input from locals to make our neighborhood greener and more resilient.
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The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2024 

Thank you to everyone who came to The Great Exhibition Road Festival over the weekend!

We loved being part of this incredible celebration of science and the arts. Save the date for next year's Festival to ensure you don't miss out - 7-8 June 2025!

Did you come along? Let us know what you thought and help make next year even better by completing the short survey.

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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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