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South Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationExplore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nation uses around 200 museum piece objects, arranged chronologically across seven key episodes, to tell the story of the region's history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rain2017-02-20T00:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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PRICING  £12 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
DATES  27th October 2016 to 26th February 2017
Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nat... More about this event
 
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950An exhibition of watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead Bone, Paul Nash, John Minton, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.2017-02-23T10:00:00+00002017-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
 
Fritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeFritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-02-24T18:30:00+00002017-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Fritz Lang And The Life Of Crime
 
The American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThis spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol,The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to th2017-03-09T00:00:00+00002017-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
DATES  9th March to 18th June 2017
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns... More about this event
 
Myths Retold: Solomon & ShebaMyths Retold: Solomon & ShebaA series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world.2017-03-12T14:30:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Myths Retold: Solomon & Sheba
 
Beyond the Great WaveBeyond the Great WaveWithout Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t2017-05-25T00:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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DATES  25th May to 13th August 2017
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by... More about this event
 
 
 

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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to ...More

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 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

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Dirty Great Love Story
Theatre | Until 18th March 2017 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna's Fringe First Award-winning romantic comedy of good intentions and bad timing makes its West End ...More

School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 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

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 

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