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Feeding History: The Politics Of FoodFeeding History: The Politics Of FoodSpanning thousands of years, the objects on display explore the relationship between food, power and control.2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Feeding History: The Politics Of Food
 
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainWitnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainFor hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a new element to British art history. This exhibition features a range of medals spanning six centuries, many of which document important historical events and famous figures.2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In Britain
 
Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific PerspectivesReimagining Captain Cook Pacific PerspectivesThis exhibition explores the perspectives of the Pacific Islanders to Cook's voyages and displays the work of contemporary Pacific artists, alongside objects collected on the voyages themselves.2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
 
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To NowThe World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To NowThis collection of 300 postcards recently gifted to the British Museum by the artists' postcard expert Jeremy Cooper, shows the range of subjects explored by various artists using the medium.2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 To Now
 
Rembrandt: Thinking On PaperRembrandt: Thinking On PaperRembrandt: Thinking On PaperTo mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of the world's largest collections of Rembrandt's works on paper but they can usually only be seen by making an appointment. This exhibition, therefore, provides a rare opportunity to see them freely. The collection of 65 prints2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  7th February to 4th August 2019
To mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of the world's largest collections of... More about this event
 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldAlbukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldWorks revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o2019-03-20T10:00:00+00002019-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
 
Edvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstNorwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of a major British Museum display, at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Edvard Munch: love and angst focuses on Munch's prints - and there are around 17,800 to choose from - including a2019-04-11T00:00:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th April to 21st July 2019
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of... More about this event
 
MangaMangaMangaA recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Literally meaning 'pictures run riot' this narrative art form has crossed over into other forms of cultural expression, including 'cosplay' dressing up. Contemporary manga and dig2019-05-23T00:00:00+01002019-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  23rd May to 26th August 2019
A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outsid... More about this event
 
TroyTroyTroyBe enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in 2019-11-21T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of T... More about this event
 
 
 

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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Don't Move, Improve!
Don't Move, Improve!
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2019 

The Building Centre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

In this annual competition we get a peek inside London's best architecturally designed home extensions. Run by New London Architecture, ...More

 
El Anatsui: Material Wonder
Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2019 

October Gallery 5 minutes walk from British Museum

The largest retrospective of the artist's work to date, best known for his works composed of aluminium bottle-tops sewn together....More

Feminist Book Society Presents...In It Together!
Exhibitions | On 20th March 2019 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Join us as Feminist Book Society Presents...In It Together! Helping Each Other Through Troubled Times...More

School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 20th October 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...More

FourHubs presents: 'On the Well-Being of a Black Slay Queen'
Exhibitions | On 20th March 2019 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

FourHubs presents 'On the Well-Being of a Black Slay Queen', a roundtable discussion moderated by Irenosen Okojie joined by Diana ...More

Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Angry Alan
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Francesca Moody Productions presents Donald Sage Mackay in award-winning writer Penelope Skinner's dark comedy about masculinity in crisis....More

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Soderberg
Soderberg
Dining 

Soderberg has brought the Swedish concept of 'fika' or 'coffee break' to Soho....More

 
Boulevard Theatre
Boulevard Theatre
Entertainment 

Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, revives the striptease joint as a respectable ...More

 
Bubblewrapwaffle
Shopping 

Traditional Hong Kong egg waffles are an envelope for decadent ice cream, chocolate and strawberry fillings....More

Shanghai Modern
Dining 

Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes....More

JinLi Chinatown
Dining 

Award-winning Sichuanese restaurant, JinLi, adds a second restaurant in Chinatown with this 150 cover space in Central Cross....More

Yiu Fat Noodle
Yiu Fat Noodle
Dining 

Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, ...More

 
Megan's at the Power Station
Megan's at the Power Station
Dining 

Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood ...More

 
Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London
Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Yamaha Music London

Encouraging people to pick up an instrument and ...More

 
Tabby McTat
Tabby McTat
Theatre | From 6th April 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

This Easter holidays a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book comes ...More

 
Beauty Weekend at Wolf & Badger
Beauty Weekend at Wolf & Badger
Exhibitions | From 22nd March 

Coal Drops Yard

Wolf & Badger at Cola Drops Yard is ...More

 
Garage Nation: 20 Years of Scala
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd March 

Scala

Iconic music venue Scala celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019, and to celebrate the occasion it will host Garage Nation Scala this weekend. Garage Nation have now been ...More

Peggy Porschen Chelsea
Peggy Porschen Chelsea
Shopping 

Pretty-in-pink cafe Peggy Porschen has a second outlet with this Chelsea shop at 219 King's ...More

 
On The Bab Soho
On The Bab Soho
Dining 

Cult Korean street food restaurant On The Bab serves bibimbab, bao and the new Korean-style ...More

 
In The Willows
In The Willows
Theatre | From 9th May 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Clive Rowe stars as Mr Badger in the hip hop musical adaptation of In the ...More

 
Brasserie Blanc Fulham Reach
Brasserie Blanc Fulham Reach
Dining 

Overlooking Hammersmith Bridge, the riverside Brasserie Blanc in ...More

 
Abandoman: BassDrop
Abandoman: BassDrop
Comedy | From 10th July 

Underbelly Festival

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick, who seamlessly weaves audience ...More

 
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Comedy | On 13th June 

Underbelly Festival

Following his experiences on Celebrity Island with Bear ...More

 
Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies
Kids Events | From 29th May 

Underbelly Festival

Award-winning slapstick comedy circus show which takes wheelie bins to new heights and delivers a ...More

 
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 25th May 

Underbelly Festival

Four comedians presents an anarchic night of improvised ...More

 
John Robins: Work In Progress
John Robins: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 15th May 

Underbelly Festival

More existential musings from the Perrier Award-winner, digital ...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

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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
 
 
 
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