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Book launch and talk about the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building - Narkomfin (Moscow) - of which Alexei is chief restoration architect.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2018-12-10
2018-12-10

Style and Epoch: An evening devoted to Moisei Ginzburg and Narkomfin

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.

Oceania

 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closes today
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display looks at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.

Healing Garden

 10am to 5pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.

All of London Life is There

 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.

Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future

 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 31st Dec
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-10
2018-12-10
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.

Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-10
2018-12-10

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