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Beyond the Great Wave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 13th August 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
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 none other ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Dream: Pop to Present
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th March to 18th June 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
This 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 ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th October 2016 to 26th February 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Explore 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 ...More
 
 
 
Festive And Seasonal Music
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 16th December 2016 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
The British Museum and British Library singers perform festive and seasonal music from many cultures to celebrate this special time of year....More
 
 
 
A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 5th December 2016 - 7.45pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Laura Turner's adaptation of Charles Dickens' unforgettable festive tale featuring elegant period costume, song, dance and an original score composed by Chapterhouse's ...More
 
 
 
Epic Sundays: The Kalevala (Where The Bear Sleeps)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 11th December 2016 - 3pm-5pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Storyteller Nick Hennessey performs the famous Finnish epic....More
 
 
 
Maggi Hambling: Touch - Works On Paper
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 29th January 2017 - 10am-5.30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Over 40 works on paper from the contemporary illustrator, with some never-before-seen works exhibited....More
 
 
 
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP....More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017
British Museum, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 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 transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
The Prohibition Party
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Saturday 31st December 2016 - 9pm-3am
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Food & Drink, Pop Ups....More
 
 
 
London Cabaret Club's Art & Music Fundraising Tribute For Amy Winehouse Foundation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 17th December 2016 - 7pm
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Community & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event....More
 
 
 
The London Cabaret Club and Ballet Central present The Nutcracker
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Sunday 4th December 2016 - 3.30pm
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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The Blitz Party
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Saturday 31st December 2016 - 9pm-3am
British Museum, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Food & Drink, Pop Ups....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
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The Bodyguard
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th July 2016 to 7th January 2017
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, London W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The Bodyguard returns to the West End for a limited six month run from summer 2016 with Beverley Knight playing the title role. A huge hit ...More
 
 
 
Not Like A Lamb To The Slaughter: Humanitarian Resistance During The Armenian Genocide
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 12th December 2016 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
From Exodus 1947 To Lampedusa: Jewish Refugees And Other Boat People
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 8th December 2016 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
A Bitter Road: Britain And The Refugee Crisis Of The 1930s And 1940s
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th October 2016 to 17th February 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Evening Course: Genocide After The Holocaust
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th Dec 2016, 13th Dec 2016, 20th Dec 2016, 27th Dec 2016, 3rd Jan 2017, 10th Jan 2017 and 17th Jan 2017 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
The Immortalist
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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Artist's Talk: Sylvie Franquet
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 3pm-4pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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The Shogun's Harem: Life In The Women's Palace In Nineteenth Century Japan
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 6pm-7.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Books Show Off 8
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 13th December 2016 - 6.30pm-10pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for the 8th iteration of BOOKS SHOW OFF - our chaotic open mic night all about books!...More
 
 
 
Savage Journal Winter Launch
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 5th December 2016 - 6pm-11pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for the launch of UCL's Arts & Culture magazine, SAVAGE Journal's with their Winter print edition, titled Free Speech.This event is free and open ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
African Promise: Christmas Carol Service
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th December 2016
British Museum, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
There will be Christmas readings from booming voiced actor Brian Blessed and musical performances from the London International Gospel Choir at this special evening of carols ...More
 
 
 
The Haven And London Motown Christmas Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 8th December 2016 - 6.30pm-10pm
British Museum, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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Christmas Carol Service
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 15th December 2016 - 6.30pm-9pm
British Museum, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Community & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event....More
 
 
 
Absent Kelly's Rock 'N' Roll Club: Rollingexile
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 7pm-3am
British Museum, 4 Denmark Street, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 12th February 2017
British Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 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 star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
Finok: Tropical Miscegenation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November to 23rd December 2016 - 11am-7pm
British Museum, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Multimedia....More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Opera: Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Concerts | Until 3rd December 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

Vittorio Grigolo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine ...More

Great Christmas Pudding Race
Great Christmas Pudding Race
Seasonal | On 3rd December 2016 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from British Museum

You're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from British Museum

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Museum

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from British Museum

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from British Museum

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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