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Foreign Bodies, Common Ground at the Wellcome Collection

Foreign Bodies, Common Ground at the Wellcome Collection is an innovative premise for an exhibition that results in scientifically inspired artworks in a range of media, including a necklace made of billion-year-old fossils.

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Isabella Blow, the pioneer of 1990s avant-garde British fashion and the person credited with discovering and supporting Alexander McQueen, among other famous fashion designers including Philip Tracy, Hussein Chalayan, and Julien Macdonald, now features in a biographical exhibition at Somerset House.

Monday 25th November 2013 Read more...
Beyond the runway: Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at the Design Museum

The Design Museum hosts an exhibition chronicling the life and work of British designer Paul Smith. Much more than a fashion exhibition, Hello, My Name is Paul Smith highlights the breadth of Smith's collaborations and contemporary design projects, from HP Sauce to Paris runways.

Sunday 17th November 2013 Read more...
Particle physics for beginners: Step inside the CERN Large Hadron Collider at the Science Museum

The Science Museum brings an immersive model of the CERN Large Hadron Collider to its latest exhibition. Collider offers the unique opportunity to receive an introductory understanding of particle physics straight from the horse's mouth.

Wednesday 13th November 2013 Read more...
Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain at the British Library

Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain takes visitors on a tour through the Georgian world, revealing the essence of its lifestyle and culture. This is an enriching and informative display of our social, cultural and economic heritage, and a reminder of the vibrancy of Britain. 

Monday 11th November 2013 Read more...
Donovan Wylie: Vision as Power at the Imperial War Museum London

In Vision as Power Donovan Wylie documents the use of military observation from the British Watchtowers of his Northern Irish homeland, to the Outposts of Afghanistan. Wylie's captivating photographs, on display at the Imperial War Museum London, are concerned with the powerful role of surveillance in the modern world.

Thursday 24th October 2013 Read more...
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 at the Natural History Museum

A polar bear lurks just beneath the glassy surface of Canada's icy Hudson Bay; a Brazilian jaguar swipes viciously at her mate with razor sharp claws; a 3,200 year old giant sequoia towers magestically amid a Narnian snowscape – see the wonders of the world from the comforts of the Natural History Museum's exhibition galleries.

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Read more...
Nelson, Navy, Nation at the National Maritime Museum

Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum that looks at the relationship between the Royal Navy and the British people during the long 18th century (1688–1815). As well as exploring what life was like aboard ship, it also investigates how the navy and its sailors were perceived at home. It is an excellent new addition to the museum that showcases some stunning artefacts. 

Friday 18th October 2013 Read more...
A dazzling affair: Beyond El Dorado at the British Museum

The new show at the British Museum is a dazzling affair. Beyond El Dorado explores the world of pre-modern Colombia and sheds new light on a civilization that is more often known through legend. The gold shimmers and glows, but don't ignore the other objects on display; there are some less glitzy but still amazing pieces to see.

Friday 18th October 2013 Read more...
Discover London's dazzling hidden gems in Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London

The Cheapside Hoard is the stuff of legend – buried treasure is irresistible. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the hoard in its entirety not only dazzles the eye but also puts the gems in a wider context, as the Museum of London explores the world that valued them so highly.

Saturday 12th October 2013 Read more...
The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon explores the work of Belinda Bellville and David Sassoon, encompassing their partnership and Sassoon's later work with Lorcan Mullany. It is an elegant, dreamy show that highlights some of the best British evening-wear of the last 50 years.

Friday 11th October 2013 Read more...
Forgotten Spaces in a forgotten place: RIBA exhibition at Somerset House

Located beneath the famous fountains of Somerset House in the suitably-named Dead Hall, Forgotten Spaces resurrects not just the forgotten spaces of London but also of Somerset House itself.

Tuesday 8th October 2013 Read more...
Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art at the British Museum

Shunga at the British Museum takes a risk with a sensational exploration of Japanese erotic art from the 1600s to the present day. Comprehensively curated and informative, this exhibition doesn't shy away from the subject matter, and quickly dispels any sense of embarrassment in its audience.

Sunday 6th October 2013 Read more...
Dancing minds, thinking bodies: Thinking with the body: Mind and movement in the work of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance at the Wellcome Collection

Thinking with the Body presented at the Wellcome Collection is an exhibition on the creative process of British choreographer Wayne McGregor, perfect for all who want to know more about his particular process of creation.

Monday 23rd September 2013 Read more...
Pearls at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum's major Autumn exhibition travels from Qatar to present the history of pearls from Roman times to the present. While there are some lovely objects on display, the exhibition's design holds it back significantly. 

Thursday 19th September 2013 Read more...
Inventing identity: Designers in Residence 2013 at the Design Museum

Designers in Residence 2013 at the Design Museum is based on the rather vague theme of identity, but this year's designers tackle some big issues and complex concerns in this sleek display of invention and design.

Saturday 7th September 2013 Read more...
Children from Kids Company make their mark on the Freud Museum: HIDE AND SEEK

Children from the charity Kids Company make their mark on the last home of Sigmund Freud in the exhibition HIDE AND SEEK. Sculpture, painting, photography and books are interwoven within the artefacts of the Freud Museum's rooms and gardens.

Friday 6th September 2013 Read more...
A fascinating property designed by William Morris: Red House in Bexleyheath

Red House is a fascinating property designed inside and out by William Morris, Philip Webb, and their Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries. It demonstrates the building blocks of the Arts and Crafts movement and Morris's penchant for medieval garden design. Todays visitors will appreciate this vision as much as his friends, who escaped unsightly Victorian London to stay at this enchanting home.

Sunday 1st September 2013 Read more...
The Queen's Coronation 1953 at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation with this special exhibition, displaying original video footage of the event and the sumptuous clothing worn by the Royal Family. But be prepared to fight the crowds to get a close look at any of the exhibits.

Thursday 1st August 2013 Read more...
The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution at the Design Museum, London

The Future is Here at the Design Museum is an insight into the inspirational and masterful innovations of our technologically-advanced modern and online world. Our world is almost science fiction – it certainly would have been 20 years ago. From WiFi enabled light bulbs to sustainable, lightweight, printable, flat-packed furniture, there's still plenty to get excited about.

Tuesday 30th July 2013 Read more...
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