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Some Things to Do This Weekend

Give us your views: Climate change in South Kensington

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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.

Win tickets to Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

Natural History Museum
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Don't miss this chance to dive into the astonishing world of birds. Enter this competition to win four tickets to the exciting, new exhibition Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre.

Win tickets to see Kings of Leon at BST Hyde Park!

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London’s summer extravaganza, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, returns this Summer. Enter our competition to win 2 tickets to see Kings of Leon!

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The Orangery Restaurant re-opens

Daily
10am - 6pm
Kensington Palace
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After extensive conservation work, the 18th-century Orangery at Kensington Palace has reopened its doors. Serving elegant lunches and indulgent afternoon teas, it's the perfect spot for a summer treat.

Night Owls

25th May
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Science Museum
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Night Owls is a sensory friendly evening event for visitors aged 16+ who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

Kung Fu Panda 4

26th - 30th May
Various Times
Institut français
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After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior, is called upon by destiny to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.

My Father's Glory

25th May
1.45pm
Institut français
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Young Marcel, the son of a seamstress and a school teacher, he grows up during the turn of the century in awe of his rationalist dad. When the family takes a summer vacation in the countryside, Marcel becomes friends with Lili , who teaches him about rural life. But, as the holiday comes to an end, Marcel must leave both his newfound friend and the wildlife he became so fond of.

Naturally Curious

Various Dates
Various Times
Natural History Museum
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Learn about cutting-edge scientific research from our leading experts with a new series of on-demand courses designed for anyone interested in the natural world, regardless of skill level.

Natural History Museum Gardens Opening Soon!

Daily
10am - 5.50pm
Natural History Museum
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It's official on July 18th will unveil its new gardens! Discover a haven for wildlife sights and sounds this summer season.

An early morning view of Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre & Wildlife Photographer of the Year

5th June
8.30am - 10am
Natural History Museum
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This is your chance to experience two breathtaking exhibitions at the Natural History Museum and stroll through Hinze Hall before it opens to the public. You can also take advantage of a 20% discount in the museum shop which will be open.

Alice Burnhope: Making Textile Accessories

25th May
10am - 4pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Join award-winning textile artist Alice Burnhope for a day exploring traditional textiles techniques such as appliqué, gathers and pleats to create your own personal brooch, inspired by the exhibition 'Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1901)'.

Life Drawing with 2B Or Not 2B Collective at Leighton House

14 May, 4 June & 2 July
1pm - 3pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Hone your life drawing skills in the grand Studio of Victorian artist Frederic Leighton. Led by 2B Or Not 2B Collective this monthly series aims to provide a fresh take on what life drawing can be and celebrates diversity in their roster of models.

Win tickets to Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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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

12th June
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

Judy Chicago: Revelations

23rd May - 1st Sept
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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This exhibition is the artist’s largest solo presentation in a London institution. It focuses on drawing – a medium Chicago has explored for over six decades and traces the arc of the artist’s career, bringing together archival and never-before-seen artworks.

Discoveries and Innovations in South Kensington: Highlights from March

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From the extraordinary cultural and educational institutions in South Kensington, we have put together some recent highlights of exciting discoveries, research, and news from the London's home of arts and science.

Yinka Shonibare CBE: Suspended States

12th April - 1st Sept
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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Suspended States is the artist’s first London solo exhibition in over 20 years. It showcases new works, interrogating how systems of power affect sites of refuge, debates on public statues, the ecological impact of colonialisation and the legacy of imperialism on conflict and consequential attempts at peace.

Career insight: Exploring careers in Visual Storytelling

25th May
2pm - 3pm
V&A South Kensington
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This event will bring together film makers and animators to discuss the role of visual storytelling in their work. From the creative process behind storyboarding and producing films to practical guidance on how to build a career in animation and film making.

Meet an Employee- Schools

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time
Various Times
Science Museum
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An interactive workshop where students meet a technician from a partner organisation and experience what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities or Q&A sessions. For KS3 and KS4.

Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery

Daily
10am - 6pm
Science Museum
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Discover how the world can generate and use energy more sustainably to limit climate change in the Science Museum’s new, free gallery. Energy Revolution looks at the past, present and future of sustainable energy and how we can achieve a low carbon world.

Design Discoveries: Towards a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN

15th May – 8th Sept
10am - 8pm
Japan House London
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This free exhibition sees seven major Japanese designers, from filmmakers to architects, consider what they would select for a permanent design collection in Japan. Displays range from Jōmon pottery to sportswear, musical instruments to festivals, together with their story.

Win two tickets to see Edoardo Gabbriellini's Holiday at Ciné Lumière

24th March
4.35pm
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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.

Grazie Enzo: Contemporary Responses to Enzo Mari

29th March - Feb 2025
10am - 6pm
Design Museum
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Accompanying the retrospective exhibition 'Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli', this free display will showcase the work of 14 London-based designers, studios and collectives whose work shares an affinity with Mari's work.

V&A Shop

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Classic British art and design gifts, prints and books in an iconic decorative arts museum shop.