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Extremism
Rich Mix | 17 Feb 2017

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Extremism is a youth theatre play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society.

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The police just took Jamal away. Because Miss Tomlinson called them. Because she had to. Because of Prevent. But now Miss Tomlinson and the police are gone, and all that’s left is a shell-shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? And what is gonna happen next?

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Running time 45 minutes
Age 14+
Doors 19:00
Tickets Entry Free 

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk


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Boxed In: Valentine’s Day Special
Box Park Shoreditch | 14  Feb 2017

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Got something you want to tell your special someone but can’t put it into words? Don’t worry, the Boxed In team have got you covered!

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Got something you want to tell your special someone but can’t put it into words? Don’t worry, the Boxed In team have got you covered!

They’ll be down curating a Valentines Special of Boxed In – An evening of poetry & spoken word!

Expect a night of love-themed poetry and spoken word and if you’re up to it, you could step up on the open mic!

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Retail Mon – Sat 11:00— 19:00 | Thur 11:00— 20:00 |  Sun 12:00—18:00
Food & Drink Mon – Sat 11:00— 23:00 | Sun 10:00— 22:00
Entry Free

2 – 10 Bethnal Green Road
Shoreditch
London
E1 6GY

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90’s All Star Jam
Box Park Shoreditch | 14 – 19 Feb 2017

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’90s All-Star JAM’ is a pop-up dedicated to the golden decade of the NBA – the 90s!

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The pop up includes an exhibition of SLAM Magazine images and a chance to play an original NBA Jam arcade machine.  Patrons can see and buy  original vintage NBA Jerseys and merchandise. This event coincides with the National Basketball Association’s All Star weekend in New Orleans

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Retail Mon – Sat 11:00— 19:00 | Thur 11:00— 20:00 |  Sun 12:00—18:00
Food & Drink Mon – Sat 11:00— 23:00 | Sun 10:00— 22:00
Entry Free

2 – 10 Bethnal Green Road
Shoreditch
London
E1 6GY

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Stephen K Amos: World Famous
Soho Theatre | 14 – 25 Feb 2017

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Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns with his new tour show

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In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tazmania, New Zealand, and the Seychelles.

What did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more in a brand new tour show for 2016-2017

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Age 16+
Running time: 90 minutes
Admission 19:30
Tickets Tues – Thurs £16 Fri – Sat £20

Downstairs at Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London Wd1 3NE
020 7478 0100

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A Piece Of The Whole
Rich Mix |  16 – 26 Feb 2017

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An invitation to put back together the fractured pieces of our society.

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A Piece of a Whole is an installation exploring ostracism and the tensions within our communities. Using personal testimonies and pottery it is an invitation to glue back together the fragmented pieces of our society.

The project is inspired by the democratic process of ostracisms undertaken in Ancient Greece, the recent EU referendum in the UK and the presidential elections in the USA. Using pottery and the audio testimonies of those who ostracised the installation is a combination of listening and making – a collaborative act which asks audiences to consider the dividing lines within our communities and how we can come together to make a whole.

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Thu 16 – Sun 19 12:00 – 19:00 | Fri 24 – Sun 26 12:00 –  19:00 outside of these times there is no live aspect.
FREE ENTRY

Rich Mix
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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Busty Beatz/Hot Brown Honey: We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry
Wellcome Collection  | 17 – 19 Feb 2017

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When an object is found by one but taken from another, what is the impact? Not only at the time it was taken but for generations to come?

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Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey is on a mission to deconstruct, dissect and shake the foundations of the past by artistically reimagining history into Herstory.

Collaborating with artists, academics and researchers from across worlds, disciplines and experiences, We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry sets out to challenge perceptions of ‘museum objects’.

Through redefining and reshaping the impact of being taken from, it will articulate the intersections of race, culture and gender empowerment of our contemporary selves.

This multimedia installation, featuring video and recorded and live sound, commissioned for The Sick of the Fringe, accompanies the Medicine Man exhibition.

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Tue – Sat  10:00 – 18:00 | Thur 10:00 –  22:00 | Sun 11:00 – 18:00 | Mon Closed

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
020 7611 2222
info@wellcomecollection.org

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Hidden Figures
Various Cinemas |Out on February 17 2017

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The incredible untold story of genius African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind America’s space launches.

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The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. These brilliant African-American women worked at NASA. They were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.   A stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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Not to be missed. Various cinemas.
BFI Southbank| Odeon | Rio Dalston
Running time 127 minutes

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Radical Ideas: Biafra, British Politics, Ibo Brexit
Rich Mix | 18 Feb 2017

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A performance art piece exploring the radicalisation of Nigeria from British colonialism to the Biafran civil war.

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Have you ever been to Owerri or Enugu? Ever had egusi or ogbono soup with pounded yam?

Do you know Ojukwu? Biafra, British Politics, Ibo Brexit is a new performance by Vivian Chinasa Ezugha. Looking at the concept of radicalisation; using history as a tool to uncover hidden stories, the show is about corruption, money, greed and courage. Audiences will be invited to sit in a circle, watch and listen as Vivian sings and moves with the stories of Biafra. Pounding Yam and Egusi, singing the British national anthem, the show will bring the past to thepresent; shifting between cultures and politics.

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Running time 60 minutes
Age 14+
Doors 19:30
Tickets £10 Subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free.

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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Migration: London Storytelling Open Mic
Upstairs @ The Ritz | 20 Feb 2017

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Storytelling from guests and the audience on their mirgraion experience

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The stories tonight will be a mix of stories from the audience (you) and stories from handpicked storytellers. In addition the evening will be accompanied by a photography exhibition: ‘Portraits of Migration’, an exhibition that will seek to show the people of Brixton in a different light and look behind the facades.

And there’s more: The night collides with One Day Without Us. One Day Without Us is a national day of action by and in support of migrants in the UK and also coincides with the UN World Day of Social Justice.

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Admission 19:30 –  23:00
Age 18
Tickets £4

Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
SW2 1JG

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Homecoming: Glory Whispers
Theatre 503 | 21 Feb – 01 April 2017

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A domestic thriller that begins with a whispered name and leads to a reunion charged with hope, deception and the spectre of addiction.

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An unexpected reunion with Glory brings hope to Mina.  If she can stay clean and Glory can bring up a kid then maybe even mad Jonno can fix up, and they can be a family again.  But sacrifices, secrets, and survival can get in the way of your dreams.

Homecomings is a festival of new plays by prisoners and ex-prisoners about getting out and going home.

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Performances Tues – Sat 19:45 | Matinee 15:00
Tickets £15 | £12 concs

Theatre503
The Latchmere
503 Battersea Park Road
London SW11 3BW
020 7978 7040

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Mother Africa: Khayelitsha — My Home
Peacock Theatre | 21 Feb – 11 Mar 2017

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In Mother Africa, dozens of acrobats, dancers and musicians from seven African nations blend spectacular circus feats, shimmering costumes and jaw-dropping dance, to bring the pulse of daily life in Khayelitsha to the West End.

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Mother Africa is more than just a circus show – it is a journey through the African continent, guided by some of its most talented performers. As the only African circus production, Mother Africa is giving African artists the opportunity to present themselves to audiences on an international level. Only ‘real’ African artists are cast for Mother Africa – artists whose lives are firmly rooted in this exciting, vibrant continent full of contrasts.

About 25km away from the city of Cape Town and Table Mountain lies Khayelitsha. Close to two million people live in Khayelitsha – the Xhosa word for “New Home” – in self-built shacks made of panel sheets, wood and cardboard. Founded as a sanctuary for black people, who had been banned from South African cities by the Apartheid government, Khayelitsha remains plagued by violence and crime – but is also a place of hope, talent and positive energy, on which the show focuses.

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Performances Tue – Sat 19:30pm | Sat at 14:30pm | Sun 14:00 & 18:00
Running Time 2 hrs 20 min interval
Age guidance: 7+

Tickets £15 £24 £32 £38 (Transaction fee applies)

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street
WC2A 2HT
020 7863 8222

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School Play
Southwark Playhouse | To 25 Feb 2017

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School Play is set against the backdrop of an education system in turmoil. It is a sharp, wry and timely drama that asks what it means to be a primary school teacher in contemporary Britain.

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The headteacher’s office of a South London primary school is always busy. But today is results day, and the phone won’t stop ringing. Jo, the headteacher of St. Barnabas, knows that the arrival of the school’s SATs results puts her job on the line. With the future of the school and its pupils at stake, Jo struggles to maintain order as her staff and superiors demand answers. Can she protect her students and herself?

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Post Show Talks
Friday 10th February
Q&A | Reflection on the Play with Director, Playwright and Head Teacher from St Andrew’s (Barnsbury) Church of England Primary School | 9.40pm

Monday 13th February
Post-Show Discussion with Cast, Director, and Playwright | 12:40

Tuesday 21st February
Drama Workshop for schools before performance | 14:30

Tickets £12

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234

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Banishanta: World of Sinners
Rich Mix | To 26 Feb 2017

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A solo exhibition by the award-winning photographer Shahadat Hossain on 150 women and girls who live and work as sex workers.

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Banishanta is a tiny island in Bangladesh, constantly under the threat of the rising waters – consists of 150 women and girls who live and work as sex workers inside a state-licensed brothel. This exhibition explores their stories.

‘When I reached the Banishantaghat – locally referred as the ‘Banishanta Para (brothel),’ it felt like I had left the city and entered a different world altogether – the world of the condemned. Many of the chhokris (enslaved sex workers) are underage. Unregistered at birth, none of them know their birth dates, and they don’t have any proof of identity.

Officially these girls do not exist, so it is nearly impossible for them to leave the island for a better life after they complete their terms as enslaved sex workers. Some of the girls are runaways who left home to escape poor conditions or bad marriages and ended up at the brothels where their lives get written-off. Many others have been abducted and sold to a Madam by a parent or relative. Others were born into the brothels. They must take 5-10 clients a day, and most of them don’t receive any money, as they must first repay the people who bought them.

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ENTRY FREE

Mezzanine Gallery
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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Magical Lantern Festival
Chiswick House and Gardens | To 26 Feb 2017

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A celebration of Chinese New Year and the year of the Rooster 2017. The theme this year: ‘Explore The Silk Road.’

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A celebration of Chinese New Year and the cultural significance surrounding this extraordinary event.

Visitors will discover great life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China. The Silk Road Festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament. Visitors continue their tour by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.

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Admission Thurs – Sun 17:00 – 22:00
Ticketed entry every 15 minutes arrive 15 minutes before chosen entry time

Chiswick House Gardens
London, W4 2QN
020 7101 5450
Weli Creative Email
Entrance via the Dukes Avenue Gate, accessible on foot only from A4 Westbound

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South Africa – The Art Of A Nation

British Museum | To 26 Feb 2017

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See the history of a nation from a new perspective

From some of the earliest examples of human creativity to cutting-edge contemporary works, discover the fascinating history of South Africa through art.

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In this exhibition, a diverse range of art from across the ages tells a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest Peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the exhibition features beautiful and important objects, which illustrate South Africa’s rich history.

The exhibition features a selection of significant objects, including some of the world’s oldest art objects and striking contemporary pieces responding to the country’s recent past. See the history of a nation from a new perspective and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the many Peoples that have contributed to the story of South Africa.

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Admission 10:00 – 17:30
Tickets £12.00 | Members/under 16s free | Booking fee: £1.00 per ticket

Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3DG
+44 (0)20 7323 8181

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Orchids 2017
Kew Gardens | To 05 March 2017

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Orchids is a colorful celebration of India’s vibrant plants and culture.

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Inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and magnificent plant life of India, this year’s festival will feature giant floral displays created using exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more.

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Day admission includes entry to the festival. Friends of Kew enter free.
Tickets from £14

To book by phone 0844 995 9672 (Calls cost 7ppm plus standard network charges)

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Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?
Whitechapel Gallery | To 05 March 2017

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Do women have to be naked to get into a Museum?

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The Guerrilla Girls are probably the art world’s most creative complainers. For over 30 years they have been successfully showing the hypocrisy of American galleries and museums. Now they are turning their attention to Europe. Is it worse in Europe?

They explore diversity in European art organisations. It presents responses to questionnaires sent to 383 directors about their exhibitions programme and collections. The questions were formulated to critically look at the narratives that are produced by cultural institutions.

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Admission 10:00 – 18:00
ENTRY FREE

Whitechapel Gallery
Gallery 4
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

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Dream Girls
Savoy Theatre | To 11 March 2017

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A musical loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes.

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Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America and loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams.’ They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.

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Performances:19:50
Matinee:14:30

Tickets from £15 plus £3 booking fee

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court
Strand WC2R 0ET

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The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Royal Theatre | To 11 March 2017

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It is a musical that follows the life of Viveca, a young African-American girl who dreams of becoming a dancer in 1960’s America. A cheeky and satirical coming-of-age story with an original score fusing Motown, pop, and R&B.

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There isn’t a black child who hasn’t woken up one day to realise they won’t ever be the blond haired blue eyed princess or prince. In a world where black is always trouble – that smiling and fitting in costs – so you become a chameleon – changing who you are to fit others!

We follow Viveca journey from school in 1960s LA through to auditions on Broadway. It is a look at how women have been defined by others and themselves from the 1960s to present day. It also considers growing up during the civil rights movement. Viveca chooses to face the realities of racism and sexism with optimism and faith and discovers her self-worth.

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Suitable for ages 13+

Post Show Talks
Fri 10 Feb: discussion panel includes Fadi Tavoukdjian (Writing Manager) and Kirsten Childs (Writer).
Sat 11 Feb: Bonnie Greer leads a discussion about the themes of the show with Writer Kirsten Childs, Actress and Twerk Innovator Kelechi Okafor and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway.
Thurs 9 March: TRSE Artistic Director Kerry Michael chairs a Q&A with members of the Bubbly company.

Access Nights
Signed 9 Mar 7.30pm
Captioned 10 Mar 7.30pm
Audio described 11 Mar 2.30pm

Newham Resident Discount Night
Wed 1 Feb £2.50 proof of address required, subject to availability

Tickets £12-£15.

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square
London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
The V&A | To 12 March 2017

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Discover the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day.

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EXHIBITION: Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day.Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

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Entry 10.00 – 17.30
Tickets from £12

Room 40
V & A Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000

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Child’s Play
Foundling Museum | To 30 April 2017

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An exhibition of photographs, and a symposium exploring children at play around the world.

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The exhibition presents a series of Neville’s photographs of children at play in diverse environments around the world. Immersing himself in communities from Port Glasgow to North London, and in the war zones of Afghanistan and Ukraine, the artist has captured beautiful moments of free, spontaneous play.

Mark Neville is renowned for his socially focused projects. The aim here is to generate debate on the complex nature of children’s play and to advocate for improved provision for this universal right.

Armed conflict has internally displaced 13 million children, and traditional public space is being privatised.  So this is a timely exhibition. Child’s Play reinforces our responsibility to ensure that children the world over have full opportunity for play and recreation.

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Admission Tue-Sat 10:00 – 17:00 | Sun 11:00 – 17:00 | Mon closed

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
020 7841 3600

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How We See Animals
Wellcome Collection | 21 May 2017

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It’s not what you see; it’s how you see it.

Organised around four themes – ‘Ordering,’ ‘Displaying,’ ‘Observing’ and ‘Making’ – this exhibition questions the approach of ‘learning through looking.’

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A major exhibition that examines what we think, feel, and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. It brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography to reveal the hierarchies in our view of the natural world and consider how these influence our actions, or inactions, towards the planet.

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Admission Tues – Sat 10:00 – 18:00/Thurs 22:00 | Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK.
tel: +44 (0)20 7611 2222
info@wellcomecollection.org

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Royal Observatory | To 25 June 2017

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The annual free exhibition of stunning space photography

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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

For a taste of past exhibits and a preview of this year’s contestants click on the link

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Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
ENTRY FREE

Blackheath Avenue
London
SE10 8XJ

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Robots
The Science Museum | To 03 Sep 2017

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Robots reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human.

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Exhibits from the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab.  Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, this blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires, and position in a rapidly changing world.

An incredible journey spanning five centuries, illustrated with robotic artifacts from around the globe. From a 16th century mechanised monk to some of film’s most iconic robotic creations and the very latest humanoids, Robots will make you look at yourself and society in a whole new way.

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Entry 10:00 – 18:00
Tickets adults £15 | kids £13 Under 7’s free
Museum Lates: Adults Only from £ £7:50 | £6:50 concs | £7:00 seniors. Last Wednesday of each month until August

Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD

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What’s on Wildlife Photographer of the Year*
Natural History Museum | To 10 Sept 2017

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100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet.

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From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers’ passion for the natural world produces startling images.

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Admission 10:00 -17:50
Tickets Adults from £10.50 | Child & concs from £6.50 | Family from £27.00

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD


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