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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark™ Live in Concert

25th - 26th May
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Part of their Films in Concert series, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert will feature the London Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ legendary score in full for the first time since they recorded the original soundtrack in 1981.

Information Age

Daily
Science Museum
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The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Relive some remarkable moments of history.

Inspiring Artistry at the Serpentine Shop

Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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The shop at the Serpentine is the place if you're looking for a unique piece of art. Hervé Télémaque: Le chant du coq, James Barnor: Accra / London - A Retrospective, Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, and so many more to inspire and possess.

Institut Français at Your School

Online & From School
Institut français
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A range of possibilities for your school including the French Box, a collection of resources available for hire, activities with the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake team for 3-12 year olds and with the Language Centre team for 7-18 year olds.

Institut français: Learn French online

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Institut français
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Have you always wanted to learn French but never had the time? Or felt self-conscious amongst a group of strangers in a classroom? Well now you have no excuses! The Institut français has a dedicated team of native speakers who can teach you one-to-one - or even with a group of friends.

Introduction to Flowers on Tulle Embroidery at Dora House

30th May
6.30pm - 8.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Learn the basics of flowers-on-tulle embroidery in this three-hour workshop and make your own “moon hoop” – a moon-shaped floral design in a 6” wooden embroidery hoop. It makes a wonderful present as a wall hanging, or even a wedding ring holder.

Inventory Art Book Fair

7th - 9th June
11am - 7pm
Cromwell Place
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Constituting a book market, reading room and programme of events, Inventory is a new art book fair at Cromwell Place that surveys this current moment in the expanded publishing landscape.

Investigate for Families

Daily
Mon-Fri 4pm-5:15pm; School hols 10:30-4:30pm
Natural History Museum
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Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence museum scientists use in their daily work.

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.

Ismaili Centre London Open Gardens

9th June
10am - 4pm
Ismaili Centre
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The Ismaili Centre London will be open for guided visits to the Roof Garden on London Open Gardens weekend. The garden is one of London's hidden gems, The serene setting of this beautiful courtyard style garden draws from the traditions of Islamic faith.

Jameel Prize 7

Opens 30th Nov 2024
10am - 5.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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The seventh edition of the Jameel Prize is devoted to moving image and new media work, inspired by Islamic art, culture, history, or ideas.A group of finalists will be selected by a jury, and the winner will be announced at the V&A exhibition opening.

Japan House London - Stories

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Japan House London
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Japan House London invite you to explore the stories about Japanese cultures.including Japanese wine, a Bonsai guide, sake and more.

Japan House London - videos

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Japan House London
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Find out more about Japanese art and culture through a series of videos and interviews from the Japan House London.

John Madejski Garden & Café

Daily
10am - 5.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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Recharge and cool down in the heart of the V&A. A place for kids to paddle in the courtyard shallow pool or grab a drink while surrounded by summer planting and stunning Victorian architecture.

Join the Friends of Leighton House Museum

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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A wonderful way to support Leighton House Museum is a Christmas gift for Join the Friends and enjoy free, unlimited access to their historic house and invitations to private views..

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

29th - 30th Nov
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are back at the Royal Albert Hall with a delightful Rhythm and Blues night.

Journey of Life Lates

4th July
6.30pm - 10pm
Science Museum
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The July Late has been announced at the Science Museum. This themed late will explore the progress we’ve made in health around the world and how we might tackle the next big challenges, highlighting cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovations!

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.

Jurassic Encounters: Animal Show

28th May
Various Times
Natural History Museum
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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.

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.

Kensington Garden cafes

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Kensington Gardens
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The Broadwalk Cafe and Playcafe serves a great range of pizza, salads, wraps and sweet treats as well as a children's menu.

Kensington Palace Classroom Resources

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Kensington Palace
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Plenty of exciting classroom resources and activities based around the Historic Royal Palaces, including a look at the Kensington Palace timeline and the royal family trees. Free to download.

Kensington Palace Pavilion

Daily
10am - 6pm
Kensington Palace
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One of the most elegant venues in London, with an outdoor terrace for fine days and beautiful views of the palace and its gardens.

Kensington Palace School Visit

Kensington Palace
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School groups are able to plan a self-led visit - check website for booking details and term dates. Schools can also book their group into one of a variety of fun school sessions, most running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.