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Imperial's Big Step Challenge

Until 3rd March
Various Times
Imperial College London
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Every Monday up until the 3rd of March Imperial are doing a big step challenge. Pick the lunchtime walk or the after Work Walk and join Move Imperial for a 45 minute loop around South Kensington to beat the midday slump or switch off after work and get those steps in!

Goethe-Kino: We Might As Well Be Dead by Natalia Sinelnikova

28th Feb
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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We Might As Well Be Dead is a 2022 German-Romanian satirical comedy-drama film directed by Natalia Sinelnikova (in her directorial debut) and written by Sinelnikova & Viktor Gallandi. It stars Ioana Iacob and Pola Geiger.

Win an Natural History Museum Membership!

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Discover South Ken and the Natural History Museum have teamed up to give away the fantastic prize of a Natural History Museum year-long membership!

Gilbert Bayes Award Winners Exhibition

26th Feb - 25th April
11am - 5pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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The Gilbert Bayes Award for early career sculptors is given annually by the Society to a small group of outstandingly talented sculptors.

Discoveries and Innovations in South Kensington: February Highlights

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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.

In Conversation with Marie Ndiaye

28th Feb
Institut français
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French writer Marie NDiaye is an essential voice in French literature, having won recognition in multiple prestigious awards. In a conversation with writer and translator Lauren Elkin, she will discuss her latest novel Vengeance is Mine.

Journey of the Mind

21st Feb - 3rd March
11am - 7pm
Cromwell Place
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Journey of the Mind, an exhibition of self-discovery, fosters genuine conversation around art, spirituality, and the mind through contemporary Sikh knowledge. It aims to evoke a sense of curiosity about the internal journey of the mind and its positive effects on people’s lives.

Invitation to Tender: South Ken ZEN+ Community Engagement Consultancy

Exhibition Road Cultural Group
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ERCG is seeking experienced engagement consultants to conduct community engagement activities with key stakeholders in South Kensington, to inform how to make the neighbourhood fit for the future in the face of a climate and biodiversity crisis.

£1 tickets for a day visit to Kensington Palace

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1 tickets for a day visit to Kensington Palace are available to anyone in receipt of specific financial support. You can claim £1 tickets for up to six people per household.

Focus on Mizoguchi Kenji

18th Feb - 19th June
Various Times
Japan House London
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Japanese film critic and scholar Alexander Jacoby has specially curated a selection of screenings, choosing to focus on Mizoguchi’s last years, when he realised many of his finest achievements.

Adventures Babies

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Various Times
Natural History Museum
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Delight the little ones with this sensory storytelling class at the Natural History Museum. Take part in a host of activities designed specifically to engage babies and encourage their development.

Storytelling and Music Sessions for 0-4 year olds

18th Jan - 25th April
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, and Becky Dixon deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, aiming to engage and encourage interaction between parents/carers and their little ones using musical instruments, singing, movement and stories.

Polar Silk Road

Until 24th Nov
10am - 6pm
Natural History Museum
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Gregor Sailer's photography exhibition The Polar Silk Road explores the existing, potential, and unexpected impacts of this new global trade route and documents this fast-changing region at a pivotal moment in its history.

The Ralph Saltzman Prize 2024

2nd Feb - 15th April
10am - 6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The third year of the Design Musuem's annual prize in partnership with the Saltzman Family Foundation celebrating emerging product designers in recognition of Ralph Saltzman’s design legacy.

Carribean Collection: Family Activity

Until 28th Feb
10am - 5.45pm
V&A
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Explore the Caribbean Collection with a free family activity with the V&A's Learning Centre. Join a guided adventure, discovering the stories of creative artists and designers, and learn how their Caribbean heritage inspired their work.

National Art Library and Archive talks: each Monday from 15 January

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V&A
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The V&A will be holding free, open sessions every Monday (except bank holidays) in the National Art Library. A member of the Library or Archives staff will introduce the history and purpose of the Library and talk about an item from their collections.

Behind the Studio Doors - Daphne Wright FRSS

28th Feb
6.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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This online talk focuses on Daphne Wright FRSS - an artist who makes sculptural installations to explore how a range of languages and materials can be used to probe unspoken human preoccupations.

SpaceRace

Until 2nd March
11am - 7pm
Cromwell Place
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An exhibition curated by Dexter Wimberly, that gathers five artists whose work is informed by a masterful understanding of pattern, materiality, and symbology.

Climate Talks

Various Dates
Various Times
Science Museum
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The Science Museum's free online Climate Talks are back. Hear from leaders, experts, activists and campaigners as they discuss how to tackle the problems facing our communities due to climate change.

Kensington and Chelsea Music Society (KCMS) at Leighton House

Various dates
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Kensington and Chelsea Music Society (KCMS) will perform at Leighton House with an outstanding season of seven concerts, featuring a mixture of new and established artists, performing an exciting programme of chamber music, song and choral works.

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And finally... The Natural History Museum scientists described a record 815 new species in 2023

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In 2023, scientists at the Natural History Museum achieved a remarkable feat by describing a record-breaking 815 new species. Understanding and documenting these new species are vital components in the efforts to protect, preserve, and reverse declines in biodiversity worldwide.

Refik Anadol

16th Feb - 7th April
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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The Serpentine will present a solo exhibition by Refik Anadol, an internationally renowned artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence.

Stitching circle

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Various Times
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Join Leighton House's free guided stitching circle for a chance to chat, learn, relax and connect with fellow stitchers in the tranquil surroundings of Leighton House.

Urban Nature Project has been awarded for Sustainable design

Natural History Museum
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Urban Nature Project wins silver award in the European category at the Holcim Foundation Award for Sustainable Construction.