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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 12th Oct 2018

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An exhibition exploring the first 30 years of the Building Centre through its archive collection.From material libraries and the Blitz, to seminal exhibitions of women architects, Spanish modernism and le Corbusier. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Oct)

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For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)

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An exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)

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The works of art on display span a geographical expanse from Kashmir to Kerala and a period of more than 400 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Oct)

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An exhibition that shines a light on Kazakhstani contemporary art. (Ending Soon Tue, 16th Oct)

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Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind
Digital Turn is a platform for those who dare to dream about how we can better imagine, create and build the spaces we live in. (Ending Soon Fri, 19th Oct)

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This exhibition explores the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS) campaign for the vote. (Ending Soon Fri, 19th Oct)

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This exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Oct)

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Revisit 1948 and explore how the Windrush story is much more than the dawn of British multiculturalism it has come to represent.  (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Oct)

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With walls and fences being constructed everywhere, this striking photographic exhibition provides a broad historical and geographical perspective revealing the ephemeral nature of barriers to human movement. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Oct)

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KEEP OUT! Barriers and Boundaries Ancient and Modern
The Redfern Gallery is hosting a retrospective of works by Paul Feiler (1918-2013), in honour of the artist’s centenary year. (Ending Soon Sat, 27th Oct)

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The exhibition presents an illustration of how craftsmanship and small industry are embedded in tradition, embrace the new, and adapt in a changing society. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)

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An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)

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A major exhibition about the burial and funeral rites of Roman London. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)

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Extreme training. Secret missions. Total dedication. Explore the hidden world of the Special Forces. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)

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Uncover the mathematics behind De Morgan’s exquisite work. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)

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Explore the remarkable story of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from the opposition and immense challenges faced by early pioneers to the latest research today. (Ending Soon Wed, 31st Oct)

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A display of more than 200 original illustrations of the nature of the British Isles. (Ending Soon Fri, 2nd Nov)

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Explore an exclusive range of journals, logs and records that date back to the 1700s. (Ending Soon Sat, 3rd Nov)

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Explore the origins of the Dowding System and its legacy in later years. (Ends on Sat, 10th Nov)

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