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Harold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageHarold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageHarold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageIf you're enjoying Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, here's a free exhibition that's will pique your interest. Ten years after the death of Harold Pinter, the British Library hosts this free display in the Second Floor Gallery. Offering a glimpse into Pinter's creative process, the display of reproductions of his manuscripts and archival p2019-01-18T00:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  11th January to 17th March 2019
If you're enjoying Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, here's a free exhibition that's will pique your interest. Ten years after the death of Harold Pin... More about this event
 
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, WarAnglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, WarTreasures from the British Library's own collection, spanning 600 years, including Beowulf and Bede's Ecclesiastical History, sit alongside finds from the recently discovered Staffordshire Hoard.2019-01-18T09:30:00+00002019-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War
 
Day Of DisruptionDay Of DisruptionLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-02-11T10:30:00+00002019-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Day Of Disruption
 
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital DisruptorsInspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital DisruptorsLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-02-11T19:00:00+00002019-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Disruptors
 
Friendship Before FacebookFriendship Before FacebookFriendship Before FacebookFind out how friends were selected, collected and put on display before the digital era in the free Friendship Before Facebook display within the British Library's permanent exhibition, The Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library. It just goes to show, things weren't so different 500 years ago. Before pocket-sized phones people l2019-02-26T00:00:00+00002019-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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DATES  26th February to 12th May 2019
Find out how friends were selected, collected and put on display before the digital era in the free Friendship Before Facebook display within the British Libra... 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 Libr2019-03-22T00:00:00+00002019-07-07T00:00:00+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
 
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 p2019-04-05T00:00:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
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
 
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 continen2019-04-26T00:00:00+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
 
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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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
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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Willow Vidal-Hall / Amy Morvell Dance / Emily Robinson Dance
Dance | On 18th January 2019 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Willow Vidal-Hall's Physical Language, Amy Morvell Dance's Turtle Dove and Emily Robinson ...More

Steve Hensby
Concerts | On 18th January 2019 

The Harrison 6 minutes walk from British Library

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David Baddiel: Trolls: Not The Dolls (Work In Progress)
Comedy | Until 18th January 2019 

Kings Place 7 minutes walk from British Library

The widely observed strategy of Don't Feed The Trolls has left many of us defenceless when we are trolled online. ...More

Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

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Ladies Of Quality & Distinction
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the ...More

Chris Burden: Measured
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 8 minutes walk from British Library

Two large-scale installations - 1 Ton Crane Truck (2009) and Porsche with Meteorite (2013)....More

Living with Buildings
Living with Buildings
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have created a clinic especially commissioned for Wellcome Collection's major autumn exhibition, Living with ...More

 
Journeys Drawn: Illustration From The Refugee Crisis
Exhibitions | Until 23rd January 2019 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

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Ghost Fruit
Theatre | Until 20th January 2019 

Camden People's Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Library

Max Wilkinson's piece pokes fun at a culture obsessed with the past....More

Re-Visions
Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

Camden People's Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Library

A satirical, meta-theatrical play which investigates the power of role-playing and how one alters reality only by perceiving it differently....More

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Don McCullin
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images from the past 60 years. Following the publication of his photograph of a local gang, ...More

Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 27th June 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David ...More

 
Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
The Biltmore, Mayfair
The Biltmore, Mayfair
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The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
Lincoln Plaza London
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A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
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Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
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Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
Dining 

The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
London Events 2019
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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

 
 
 
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