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Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! 💕


Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

6:30pm – 10pm

Free, make sure you arrive early!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 at Natural History of the Year until 28 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. 🐍 🐻 🦒

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.


The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

10:00am – 5:50pm

£12.50 book online

Power UP at Science Museum / until Tuesday 31 October 2017

Back by popular demand for a second year. Filling the museum to the brim with retro games and 180 consoles to give everyone the chance to Power UP and game on. 🎮 👾

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event will feature the best video games and consoles from the past four decades. From Pong to Pac-Man and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just to get competitive.

Play against friends and family with multiplayer showdowns, relive your childhood favourites and test out some of the latest virtual reality experiences at this ultimate gaming extravaganza.


Open daily 10.00–18.00
School holidays 10.00–19.00

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

From £8 for a session, book online

Illuminating India @ Science Museum / until 31st March 2018


Doors: 10.00–18.00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: free and some exhibitions require tickets


Illuminating India is a season of exhibitions and events that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics. 🇮🇳

At its heart are two free major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
and Photography 1857–2017. Respectively they present a kaleidoscopic history of scientific breakthroughs in India and a unique photographic survey of the country’s technological and cultural development.

The varied event season spotlights the diverse scientific and cultural fabric of India and includes film screenings, music and dance performances, conversations with experts and much more.


5000 Years of Science and Innovation

Photography 1857–2017

Science Museum late: Childhood Wonder @ Science Museum / Wednesday 25th January 2017


Doors: 18.45–22.00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Free entry


Delve back in time to your childhood. ? What made you wonder? Remember a time when your eyes were wide and your mind was full and racing with each new aspect of the world around you?

Revisit your sense of scientific wonder at Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, as well as enjoy a scientific see-saw, toy car racing, voice Pong, bee home-building and much, much more.

Plus, the regular Lates highlights are waiting for you to enjoy, including live music and the best silent disco in town.

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from big data to childhood.

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 1st February 2015


Daily 10:00–17:30
Friday 10:00–21:30

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), The Porter Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry


From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change.

It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges.

On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.

Sensational Butterflies @ Natural History Museum / until 14th September 2014

Sensational Butterflies at Natural History MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:50

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

£5.50 or £19 family book online


Wander through the tropical butterfly house full of live, free-flying butterflies and moths and experience one of nature’s magical life cycles.

Spot species from around the world, fluttering above you and among the dense foliage.

Learn about the magical metamorphosis of these fragile creatures as you make your way through the exhibition, which also includes fun interactive displays for children.

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology @ Science Museum / until August 2014

Mind Maps - Stories from Psychology at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry


Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years.

Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.

Bringing together psychology, other related sciences, medicine and human stories, the exhibition is illustrated through a rich array of historical and contemporary objects, artworks and archive images.

Ice Rink @ Natural History Museum / until 5th January 2014


Open: see the website

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Tickets: from £11.50 for 50 minutes book online


One of the best things about winter in London is ice skating and the Natural History Museum ice rink is one of our favourites. The ice rink is located next to the museum creating a picturesque backdrop. There’s a giant Christmas tree in the middle of the main ice rink and twinkling lights on the surrounding trees – perfect for selfies and Facebook pics.

Everyone is welcome including absolute beginners. Staff accompany and quickly help anyone that’s a bit wobbly or needs tips. Children also have their own area attached to the main 1,000 metre ice rink. Cute little penguins are available to hire for children that need extra support (not real penguins of course!).

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 16th February 2014


Daily 10:00–17:30
Fridays 10:00–21:30

@ Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: from £6 book online


Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.

The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers.  Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo.

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