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Imaginary CitiesImaginary CitiesImaginary CitiesWelcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance Hall Gallery with a 3D virtual city. The specially commissioned exhibition by British-American artist Michael Takeo Magruder explores the changing nature of archives and collections in the Digital Age. Using images and metadata of p2019-05-27T00:00:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  5th April to 14th July 2019
Welcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance Hall Gallery with a 3D virtual city. The ... More about this event
 
The New LondonersThe New LondonersThe New LondonersClose to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has created portraits of most of them. The British Library has acquired the collection, featuring 163 families from 187 countries,and displays a selection of them in a free display in the Libr2019-05-27T00:00:00+01002019-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  22nd March to 7th July 2019
Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins h... More about this event
 
Writing: Making Your MarkWriting: Making Your MarkWriting: Making Your Mark"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library. Tracing the evolution of the written word, from hieroglyphics to emojis, this landmark exhibition examines the act of writing across five millennia and five continen2019-05-27T00:00:00+01002019-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  26th April to 27th August 2019
"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Writing: Making Your Mar... More about this event
 
Classic Album Sundays Present John GrantClassic Album Sundays Present John GrantLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-06-03T19:00:00+01002019-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Martin Puchner: The Written WorldMartin Puchner: The Written WorldLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-06-04T19:00:00+01002019-06-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Martin Puchner: The Written World
 
The Female Da Vincis With Jo DunkleyThe Female Da Vincis With Jo DunkleyLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-06-07T19:00:00+01002019-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Female Da Vincis With Jo Dunkley
 
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionLeonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionLeonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionA Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. It's just one of several notebooks brought together for Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion at the British Library to show the dynamic mindset of the Italian scientist and artist who was able to make connection2019-06-07T00:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  7th June to 8th September 2019
A Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. It's just one of se... More about this event
 
BuddhismBuddhismBuddhismIt has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare a2019-10-25T00:00:00+01002020-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going ba... More about this event
 
 
 

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Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Explore the use of sound in William Hogarth's art as the Foundling Museum stages the first exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Coal Drops Yard 8 minutes walk from British Library

Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a vibrant floral world thanks to a new installation by the award-winning Dan ...More

 
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

Mind games and masters of deception, the secret world of magicians is revealed at Smoke and Mirrors, a free exhibition ...More

 
Not Four Girls
Theatre | On 27th May 2019 

Camden People's Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Library

Big Mess presents a comedy about exploring friendship, trust and bravery....More

Storytelling (and a half-term drawing competition!)
Kids Events | Until 2nd June 2019 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 11 minutes walk from British Library

If it's half-term, then it's storytime! Join us at 11am or 4pm throughout the week, or at 2pm on Sunday, ...More

Ye Vagabonds
Concerts | On 27th May 2019 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

The Dublin-based and Carlow-born brothers Diarmuid and Brian MacGloinn play their own unique style of folk music. With support from ...More

Rembrandt: Thinking On Paper
Rembrandt: Thinking On Paper
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

To mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of ...More

 
Manga
Manga
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2019 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest ...More

 
Edvard Munch: love and angst
Edvard Munch: love and angst
Exhibitions | Until 21st July 2019 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon ...More

 
Feeding History: The Politics Of Food
Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2019 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Spanning thousands of years, the objects on display explore the relationship between food, power and control....More

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Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th June 

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

Save money on a holiday this summer and ...More

 
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Theatre | From 7th October 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Jason Donovan, producing for the first time, teams ...More

 
Pittsburgh Art on the Bank
Pittsburgh Art on the Bank
Exhibitions | From 3rd June 

South Bank

Pittsburgh Art on the Bank brings a curated ...More

 
The Depot
The Depot
Drinking 

At the heart of one of London's biggest housing-led developments, Kidbrooke Village, is The Depot, ...More

 
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | From 29th October 

Noel Coward Theatre

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal ...More

 
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea at Thomas's Cafe
Dining 

Created in celebration of the fashion house's founder, Thomas Burberry, the Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea serves a traditional menu within Thomas's Café....More

Murder Inc.
Murder Inc.
Drinking 

From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon ...More

 
Les Platanes
Les Platanes
Dining 

The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, ...More

 
The Wine Parlour
The Wine Parlour
Drinking 

Encouraging you to try before you buy, The Wine Parlour in Brixton Village goes beyond ...More

 
The Mantl
The Mantl
Dining 

Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road ...More

 
Kurabu
Kurabu
Dining 

Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs ...More

 
Fugitive Motel
Fugitive Motel
Drinking 

Fugitive Motel is a craft beer bar and co-working space next to the railway arches ...More

 
AllBright Mayfair
AllBright Mayfair
Leisure 

Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, the AllBright Mayfair is a ...More

 
World Oceans Day Family Festival
World Oceans Day Family Festival
Exhibitions | On 8th June 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is doing its bit ...More

 
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Theatre | From 12th January 

Royal Albert Hall

Thirty years after Cirque du Soleil first introduced its phenomenal acrobatics to UK audiences, the ...More

 
Summer Safari
Summer Safari
Foodie Events | From 4th June 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Take a trip to Africa via Covent Garden this summer with the Summer Safari at ...More

 
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Exhibitions | From 31st May 

Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels is inviting the public into its ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 28th June 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Get fully immersed in Shakespeare's mythical forest this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream at ...More

 
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Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
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