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Weekday of Tuesday 15 December

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, December 14, 2020, In : December 


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Today’s place of interest is Dulwich. It’s one of those places that doesn’t look like it belongs in London and yet it’s only a 13 min train journey from Victoria. 
2 Exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery What: Unearthed: Photography's Roots When: 8 December 2020 - 9 May 2021 Opening times: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm. Closed Mondays except bank holidays. Where: Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD Tickets: Friends/Under 18s go Free Adults £16.50...


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Weekday of Thursday 10 December

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, December 10, 2020, In : December 


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What: Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
When: 9 December 2020 - August 2021. Closed 24-26 December Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD Tickets: Adult £22 / Child (4-16 years) £13.25 / Concession £17.50 / Family £38.50 - £66.95 For more info and booking: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/fantastic-beasts-the-wonder-of-nature.html Discover where the real and wizarding worlds intertwine, and how the wonders of the natural world have in...


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Weekday of Thursday 3 December

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, In : December 


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What: Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing
When: 5-23 December 2020, 10am-3pm Where: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA United Kingdom Tickets: Free For more info: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/jennifer-packer/ Book here: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/tickets-jennifer-packer/ The exhibition draws out timely and necessary discussions on care, racial politics, representation, and art history, revealing Packer as one of th...


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Weekday of Monday 30 November

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, November 30, 2020, In : November 


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What: Artemisia at The National Gallery When: Reopening from 2 December to 24 January 2021 Where: The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Tickets: Members see all exhibitions for free.  Standard admission £20 (Artemisia tickets include Gallery entry) Book here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/artemisia "I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do" In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easil...


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Weekend of Friday 27 November

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, November 27, 2020, In : November 


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What: AN AFTERNOON WITH ANTON DU BEKE
When: 13 December at 15:00 UK time Where: Online Ticket: Stream & Book - UK only - £20 Stream only - £10 Book here: https://www.fane.co.uk/online-shows/an-afternoon-with-anton-du-beke To celebrate the publication of A Christmas To Remember by Anton Du Beke. Out now in hardback, eBook and audio (Zaffre). London, 1938. This Christmas, you are cordially invited to the wedding of the year! Household name and all-round entertainer Anton D...


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Weekday of Thursday 26 November

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, November 26, 2020, In : November 


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What: Magnetic North: voices from the Indigenous Arctic
When: 3 Dec 2020, 18.30–20.00 Where: Online Ticket: Free Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magnetic-north-voices-from-the-indigenous-arctic-tickets-124114679347 Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Arctic and its importance to us all at this special Online Late, presented in partnership with Border Crossings' ORIGINS Festival. COVID-19 and the climate crisis are changing our way of life, offering a unique ...


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Weekday of Tuesday 20 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, In : October 


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2 EXHIBITS IN THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM What: The Covid Letters When: 24 Oct 2020 — 17 Jan 2021 This autumn Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, shows the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown. As the country went into lockdown, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wrote a letter intended for every household in the UK, urging residents to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. In response, Banger invited young peo...


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Weekend of Friday 16 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 16, 2020, In : October 


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What: Summer Exhibition 2020 When: 6 October 2020 — 3 January 2021, Mon – Sun: 10am–6pm For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter. But at the RA, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year. Discover a myriad of works by household names and emerging artists inside our joyous festival of art. 252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the mo...


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Weekday of Thursday 15 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, October 15, 2020, In : October 


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What: Art is why I wake up in the morning
SKT Gallery is excited to collaborate with Paper Dress Vintage, a multi-functional venue that combines art gallery, boutique store and live music events. The exhibition offers contemporary artists the opportunity to celebrate their creative drive. It will focus on the necessity of art. For many people, art can be an indispensable lifeline that helps us make it through the day. Art can help us shape our lives and view the world in sig...


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Weekend of Friday 9 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 9, 2020, In : October 


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What: Kensington and Chelsea Art Week
Kensington and Chelsea Art Week is now on. There’s a temporary Public Art Trail at landmarks across eight zones of the borough, creating an evolving discovery trail, explored on foot and through digital experiences. Each year, KCAW presents thought-provoking installations and murals, which in the past have included work by Terry O'Neill, Laura Ford, Amanda Parer, James Capper and Richard Woods. This year the trail will include artists:...


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Weekend of Friday 2 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 2, 2020, In : October 


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What: Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined This immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior. The Peacock Room – a sumptuous 19th-century dining room once housed just a stone's throw away from the V&A, and now installed at the Freer Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Cost: Free Wh...


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Weekday of Thursday 1 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, October 1, 2020, In : October 


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What: Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that...


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Weekend of Friday 25 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, September 25, 2020, In : September 


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What: HYUNDAI COMMISSION KARA WALKER at Tate Modern
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date. Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave ...


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Weekday of Tuesday 15 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, In : September 


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What: Open House Festival 2020 When: Open House London 2020 will be 19 & 20 September, with additional events taking place until the 27 September Celebrate London's architectural wonders as Open House London throws open the doors of more than 800 buildings and spaces around the capital. Enjoy free access to buildings which are not usually open to public, private houses of the rich and famous, churches, museums, schools and offices, and join tours, guided walks and activitie...


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Weekday of Tuesday 18 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, In : August 


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What: RAF’s Virtual Spitfire 10K Chocks away! Get ready for the Spitfire 10K! We are bringing the race day feeling to you in a new virtual experience. We are starting the Museum's Battle of Britain commemorations with our annual Spitfire 10K event, but in a slightly different format. To ensure the health and wellbeing of all those involved, Spitfire 10K is going virtual! Whether this is your first 10K race or you are regular at running races, you are invited to be part of t...


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Weekday of Monday 17 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 17, 2020, In : August 


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What: The Design Museum The museum is partially reopening from 31 July 2020 with a major new exhibition, Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers and temporary installation, Fountain of Hygiene. Permanent display, Designer Maker User, and other areas of the museum will reopen at a later stage. What to expect from Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers? Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, ar...


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Weekday of Thursday 6 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, August 6, 2020, In : August 


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What: The Blues Kitchen, Brixton Weekends at The Blues Kitchen are all about live music. Resident musicians provide the soundtrack to your evening with funk & soul classics from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones & more. To help with social distancing rules you and your friends will be allocated a table on entry, so make sure you book ahead to secure the best spot. Live music starts from 9:30pm. When: August 7-8, 2020 Cost: Starting at £56.54 ...


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Weekday of Tuesday 4 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, In : August 


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What: Join the National History Museum and Pukka Herbs this summer for a free, online, family-friendly festival inspiring you to connect with nature and learn about the importance of life on Earth. Plant Club Sometimes plants can be easy to miss, but when we take time to look a little closer, we see how exciting and important they really are. These three activities will help you get to know plants better and use some of your scientific skills to investigate them: - How plants...


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Weekday of Thursday 30 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 30, 2020, In : July 


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY The Royal Academy of Arts, or as it is often abbreviated, the RA, was founded in 1768 by a group of artists headed by portrait painter Joshua Reynolds. Under Reynolds, the academy functioned as a school aimed at teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture to young artists. It was in 1868 where the RA made its final move to permanent quarters at Burlington House where it remains today. The largest work in the Collection is a series of three murals by Sir James T...


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Weekday of Wednesday 29 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, In : July 


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ROYAL AIRFORCE MUSEUM LONDON What & when: Reopened on July 6.The Royal Air Force Museum London (Colindale) celebrates and commemorates the Royal Air Force. Three new innovative galleries explore the first 100 years of the RAF, its role today. Visitors are invited to imagine its future contribution and technology. Multi award-winning First World War in the Air Galleries, Historic Hangars and Bomber Command Hall are also open. What’s new: Please refer to our London homepa...


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Weekday of Monday 27 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, July 27, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
TATE GALLERIES
What & when: All four of our galleries are reopening today 27 July and you can now book a ticket to visit!

What’s new: To make sure we can open safely, all visitors will need to book a timed ticket online for both the free collections and the paid exhibitions.

Price: Free entry in galleries. Check their website for exhibits’ rates.

Become a member: Join as a Tate Member for a year of free entry to our shows.
Reopening FAQs: https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/freque...


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Weekend of Friday 24 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, July 24, 2020, In : July 


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Dickens Museum When: Excited to be reopening our doors tomorrow, Saturday 25th July! Price: Adult: £9.50 Concessions (Students and Seniors): £7.50 Child 6-16 years: £4.50 Children under 6 years: Free


Opening hours: We are opening Friday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm with staggered entry at 15 minute intervals. Please note, it is essential to book tickets online in advance. Last admission into the historic house is at 4pm. Please note, the shop closes at 5pm. Link: https:/...


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Weekend of Friday 17 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, July 17, 2020, In : July 


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Osterley Park
Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London and is a National Trust property and has now reopened. Described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by Robert Adam for the Child family (owners of Child's Bank, the oldest independent financial institution in the UK) Osterley Park was created as a place to entertain and impress their friends and client...


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Weekday of Thursday 16 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 16, 2020, In : July 

Flash Briefings The Garden Museum The Garden Museum has now reopened. It explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.


The museum was founded in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary's, the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570-1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history.


There is a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts which give...


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Weekday of Tuesday 14 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, In : July 

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8pm tonight Museum Showoffs - Virtual Event
Eight museum workers will astound and intrigue you with insights and intrigue from the world of museums - this month online rather than on a stage. Compere - Naomi Paxton – actor, magician, expert on suffrage plays and owner of an inflatable duck costume. Guests include:

  • Jane Hoy tells the rags to riches tale of world famous sculptor John Gibson (Walker Art Gallery, Royal Academy et al) and his queer artist friends in 19th Century...

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