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Locked Up @ Tristan Bates
Until 28 July Tickets

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Locked Up is a dark, wryly humorous and scarily relevant new play written by Heather Simpkin. It explores trust, betrayal and comradeship in times of trouble.

It directly engages with the current political and social landscape whilst addressing the nature of integrity and honesty in everyone, from the most powerful to the voiceless and vulnerable in society.

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Two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as their cell. Since being taken against their will, the only world that exists for them is that cell and an enigmatic White Room where there are few clues to their immediate predicament…

Desperation grows as Declan (Samuel Ranger) and Topher (Conor Cook) try to find a way out and discover answers to their questions. They have no idea who has taken them or why.

As the tension builds both characters reflect upon each other and their situation. Will they buckle under the strain of emotional endurance or can they remain rational enough to piece together the twists and turns of their absurd situation?

Locked Up is poignant, wryly humorous and scarily relevant.


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Consent @ Harold Pinter Theatre
Until 02 August Tickets

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Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a contentious legal case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

This ‘tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy’ (Daily Telegraph) takes a searing look at the law whilst putting modern relationships into the dock.

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Alkaline @ Park Theatre
Until 04 Aug Tickets

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Sophie and Sarah have been best friends forever. Sophie is newly engaged to her fiancé Nick and wants to celebrate. Sarah also has a new fiancé, Ali, and some more big news – she has recently converted to Islam.

Alkaline is a play about faith, friendship and fear. A play about change, painful endings and new beginnings. Where does our duty lie? And do we ever dare to be different?

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One hot summer evening the two couples have a get-together. Sophie is desperate to meet Ali and even more desperate to rescue her drifting friendship with Sarah. Sophie also wants to ask Sarah if she’ll take off her hijab for Sophie’s wedding – a headscarf ‘just won’t quite go’ with the other bridesmaids, and Sophie likes things to match. It’s all going well (ish) until an uninvited guest arrives with some news that turns the evening – and the couples’ lives – upside down.


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Two for the Seesaw @ Trafalgar Studios 2
Until 04 Aug Tickets

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New York City. The late 1950s.

Two broken souls reach out to each other in an attempt to stick themselves back together again.

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Jerry the brooding Nebraska lawyer has relocated to New York City to escape an unhappy marriage and meets a beatnik dancer from the Bronx, Gittel, whose life is drifting after a number of failed relationships in William Gibson’s timeless comedy drama.

Despite their very different backgrounds and personalities, this unlikely couple embark on a bittersweet and tempestuous love affair which forces them to confront, with heartfelt honesty, the very nature of who they are and want they want from love and life.

Their relationship hits the rocks when their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.


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Bluebird @ Space
Until 04 Aug Tickets

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A haunting modern classic, a celebration of forgiveness and a love letter to London on a summer night.

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A man, in a Hawaiian shirt, sucking Special Brew through a straw. A prostitute of indistinguishable age. A bouncer in black jacket and dicky bow. Taxi driver Jimmy Macneill has met them all. But despite spending his nights listening to confessions, fantasies, even the odd flirt, there is something he can’t speak of to anyone. Except his ex-wife. If only she would answer the phone.



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The Lehman Trilogy @ National Theatre
Until 08 Aug Tickets

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On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

The Lehman Trilogy tells the story behind the headlines of a major player in the 2008 global financial crash. Taking in the sweep of the twentieth century, the play is both the story of a family and a nation.

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The Lehman Trilogy charts the spectacular rise and fall of the Lehman family and the famous financial company that took their name.

The Lehman Trilogy charts the remarkable story of three brothers who emigrate to New York from Bavaria. The three Lehman brothers create a firm that will eventually become famous for all the wrong reasons. But in the intervening 163 years, from when one brother first waits on the New York dockside to the company’s dramatic demise, there’s a story of incredible success and fortune.


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One For Sorrow @ Royal Court Theatre
Until 11 August Tickets

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During an attack on London, 20 year old Imogen joins a campaign offering refuge to victims. Before her family have even had a chance to have a reasonable discussion, John is at their door.

He is different to them. He isn’t what they expected. And although they’d never admit it to themselves, he isn’t necessarily what they want.

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Cordelia Lynn in Conversation
Tue 3 Jul evening, post-show
Writer Cordelia Lynn in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. The event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Theatre Club: One For Sorrow
Thu 19 Jul 8pm (free but ticketed)
Theatre Club works like a book group: see the show in your own time, then come and discuss what you thought with other audience members over drinks. Co-hosted by Maddy Costa and Rhiannon Armstrong. Book your place here.


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ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies @ Whitechapel Gallery
Until 12 Aug Free

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Pregnancy is one of the most extreme states of the human condition, according to art theorist Amelia Jones, as it reveals the ‘tension between self as subject and self as object’.

The final display from the ISelf Collection takes its title from Paloma Varga Weisz’s (b. 1966, Germany) ambiguously gendered pregnant figure, Bumped Body (2007), reflecting on shifting concepts of selfhood.

Placing figures in states of metamorphoses, artists rupture our sense of physical cohesion to reveal new possibilities that lie beyond selfhood.

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23 artists consider subjectivity in relation to the body, the object and the environment. Many works offer fragmented and visceral perspectives where the human meets the inanimate, such as Mark Manders (b.1968, Netherlands) enigmatic figures sandwiched between a bedstead or wooden slats. Rebecca Warren’s (b.1965, UK) striding high-heeled legs fuse high Modernism with the lowly comic book in an expression of pure eros.

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Pity @ Royal Court
Until 11 Aug Tickets

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A normal day. A person stands in the market square watching the world go by. What happens next verges on the ridiculous.

There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.

And tanks. (Probably).

Rory Mullarkey’s new play explores whether the world is really getting worse. And how much we actually care.

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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 @ Design Museum
Until 12 Aug Tickets

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Public engagement with politics has changed dramatically since 2008. Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.

#hopetonope

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Graphic design in the form of internet memes, posters and protest placards is being used by the marginalised and powerful alike to shape political messages like never before.
From the global financial crash and the Arab Spring, to ISIS, Brexit and Trump, this exhibition explores the numerous ways graphic messages have challenged, altered and influenced key political moments.

Journey through Occupy Wall Street, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Have your fortune told by the All-Seeing Trump. Explore over 160 objects and installations, and uncover the real-time social media conversation around political leaders, through dynamic displays created in partnership with leading social listening platform, Pulsar.

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Killer Joe @ Trafalgar Studios
Until 18 Aug Tickets

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The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control…

A tense, gut-twisting thriller, Killer Joe, directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, The Best Man) asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

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Summer Exhibition 2018 @ RA
Until 19 Aug Tickets

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The Royal Academy holds its biggest, brightest and most colourful 250th annual Summer Exhibition celebration of “art made now”.

Each summer the galleries are jam-packed with contemporary art made by internationally renowned artists and exciting new talent.

Please note: this exhibition contains some adult content.

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Killed Negatives @ Whitechapel Gallery
Until  21 Aug Free

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Thousands of negatives by American photographers were systematically destroyed in the 1930s; these irreparable images were known as ‘killed negatives’.

Roy E. Stryker, head of the Information Division of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), launched a historic photographic initiative between 1935 and 1944. In order to expose American rural poverty, the FSA commissioned photographers, including Walker Evans (1903–1975) and Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), to record the struggles of rural life following the Great Depression. Omitted from the story of this landmark documentary project is the ruthless method of editing Stryker deployed for the final selection. The negative of each rejected image was punctured with a hole puncher; if a print was made the image would feature a black disc, floating surreally over faces and landscapes.

This display presents prints made from some of the rejected negatives as well as photographers’ personal and administrative records. Also included are contemporary artists’ responses to these haunting images. The photographs transform an act of censorship into abstract, conceptual and strangely beautiful pictures.

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FSA photographers include Paul Carter, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, alongside contemporary works by Etienne Chambaud, Bill McDowell and Lisa Oppenheim.
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The Influence Project @ Somerset House
Until 22 Aug Free

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The Influence Project is an ongoing photography project celebrating the global impact of African American musicians, who pushed boundaries creatively, socially and politically, whilst simultaneously laying the foundations of contemporary music.

The exhibition seeks to make these pioneers visible, highlighting their impact on contemporary musicians, from direct forms of sampling, to the role of mentors and role models.

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Featuring never-seen-before photographic portraits of pioneers of R&B, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Hip Hop.

The exhibition captures the characters of both icons and contemporary artists including George Clinton, Shuggie Otis, Candi Staton, Sister Sledge to Anderson. Paak and NAO. The exhibition also includes previous Somerset House Summer Series artists including Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Laura Mvula, Robert Glasper, plus Jorja Smith and The Roots who will be playing this year.


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For Reasons That Remain Unclear @ Kings Head
Until 25 Aug Tickets

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For Reasons That Remain Unclear… is a thrilling comedy-drama of sex, power and secrets. Handsome Hollywood screenwriter Patrick invites Conrad back to his hotel room on a balmy evening in Rome. As the whisky flows and the conversation becomes ever more intimate, both men start to wonder just where the night might be heading…With humour, sensitivity and scintillating tension,

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With humour, sensitivity and unremitting honesty, For Reasons That Remain Unclear examines complex questions of forgiveness and abuses of power following a chance meeting between Patrick, a Hollywood screenwriter, and Conrad, an older Catholic priest.

Set in a hotel room overlooking the Piazza De Spagna in 1990’s Rome, the play charts their tense, frank exchange over the course of one evening, as it becomes clear that at least one of them is holding back a confession.


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The Court Must Have A Queen @ Hampton Court Palace
Until 02 September Tickets

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It’s the summer of 1539 and Henry VIII is looking for a fourth wife after the death of his beloved Jane Seymour. Join the court as Thomas Cromwell oversees the finishing touches to a feast he hopes will seal the marriage treaty between Henry and Anne of Cleves.

The palace is a flurry of activity with the cooks preparing food for the feast in the kitchens, servants taking deliveries and bustling around the service areas, musicians preparing the entertainment, and guests and courtiers preparing their finest clothes.

However, with Henry’s mood threatening to upset weeks of planning, everyone is watching nervously to find out what happens next. Can the returning favoured court trumpeter, John Blanke help to soothe the king’s mood?

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Full of music and drama this new play written for Hampton Court Palace by Ade Solanke and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, brings the court of the palace’s most famous resident to life in a theatrical spectacle suitable for all ages.

Performances take place in the Great Hall at 11:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and last approximately 30 minutes.



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Katja Novitskova Invasion Curves
@ Whitechapel Gallery
Until 2 Sept Free

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Trawling through the digital sphere’s ‘ocean of signs’, Katja Novitskova (b. 1984, Estonia) creates immersive environments inhabited by a luminous bestiary. She is known for her dramatic, cutout images of animals at play with representations from financial and scientific sources. Her latest installation presents a landscape overcome by a ‘biotic crisis’, where imaging and technology are used in a process of mapping the exploitation of life.

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Images captured by scanners, cameras and satellites – from the bodies of lab organisms to the flows generated by image processing algorithms – are rendered as vivid sculptures, and projections. Worms defy gravity and genetically modified life forms hatch from eggs among a tangled undergrowth of cables. At the heart of the exhibition, modified baby rockers gyrate eerily.

Surrounding this unsettling landscape, floating resin clouds are inscribed with phrases speculating on the impact of global data on our consciousness and the environment. Growth curves, derived from corporate culture, echoed in the forms of the worms and cables, offer a wry comment on humanity’s drive towards advancement in the name of profit.

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what's on recommends ZIP WIRE LONDON | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Zip Now London @ Archbishop’s Park
09 Sept Tickets

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Don’t dangle like Bojo. Zip past the London Eye and Houses of Parliament on 225 metre zip descent. Zip London is the the biggest and fastest city line in the world. Exhilarating

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£22.50, £18.50 student, £16.50 child

Carlisle Lane
London
SE1 7LE

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Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments @ Museum of London Docks
Until 09 Sept Free Entry

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This display explores the changing image of the West India Regiments, starting from the life a single man, Samuel Hodge, the first black soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for valour. It focuses on the history of Britain’s West India Regiments from their creation at the end of the 18th century up to the First World War. Read more about the extraordinary story of Samuel Hodge.

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“The key message from this display is that people of African and Caribbean descent played a significant part in our military history long before the First World War. This was not well acknowledged at the time, or well known since, which is why it is important to highlight this history in this display.”
Professor David Lambert, Professor of History at the University of Warwick

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Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL


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Zip Now London @ Archbishop’s Park
09 Sept Tickets

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Don’t dangle like Bojo. Zip past the London Eye and Houses of Parliament on 225 metre zip descent. Zip London is the the biggest and fastest city line in the world. Exhilarating

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£22.50, £18.50 student, £16.50 child

Carlisle Lane
London
SE1 7LE


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Teeth @ Wellcome Collection
Until 16 Sept Free

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From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile. Explore over 150 objects including ancient protective amulets and dental bling, dentures and drills, sketches and spittoons, tooth transplants and toothpaste ads. Inspired by The Smile Stealers

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In the 1940s, patients at the Vipeholm Institution in Sweden were force-fed toffee in order to investigate whether sugar caused tooth decay.



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Michael Jackson: Off The Wall @ National Portrait Gallery
Until 21 Oct Tickets

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Off The Wall is a landmark exhibition that explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media.

For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

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Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story.

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.

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Roman Dead @ Museum of London Docklands
Until 28 October

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Last year, a rare Roman sarcophagus was found near to Harper Road in Southwark. Be one of the first people to lay eyes on the sarcophagus in modern times when it is displayed in Roman Dead, at the Museum of London Docklands, along with over 250 other artefacts from ancient burial sites.

Reflect on what these extraordinary items reveal about Roman Londoners, their relationship with death and the city’s diverse past.

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Objects on display include tombstones, jewellery and cremation urns of varying shapes and sizes. The charred remains of food and vessels that may have contained drinks help to shed light on how Roman Londoners prepared their friends and family for their journey to the afterlife.

Throughout the exhibition’s run the museum will host a range of activities and events for families and adults who want to learn more about the Roman dead. For a full list of these events vist  Roman Dead events page.


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The Jungle @ Playhouse Theatre
Until 03 Nov Tickets

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This is the place where people suffered & dreamed.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community & hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – & of its eventual destruction. J

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oin the residents over freshly baked naan & sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, & experience the intense, moving & uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries & the volunteers who arrived from the UK


pick of the week Frida Kahlo | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up @ V&A
04 November Tickets

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Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings.

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

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Fashioned from Nature @ V&A
Until 21 Jan 2019 Tickets

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Fashioned from Nature presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.

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The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day



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