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Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.


Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 6th Jul 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

2019-07-06
DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing
£19.50  
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

2019-07-06
Manga
More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-07-06
Lego Brick Wonders
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-07-06
Writing: Making Your Mark
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.  (Ending Soon Thu, 29th Aug)

2019-07-06
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
An exhibition that examines how we navigate, document and shape the built environment today. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

2019-07-06
 Contemporary Cartography
See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

2019-07-06
Panorama: London's lost view
This exhibition shines a spotlight on a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.  (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-07-06
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
£15.50  
A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-07-06
Kiss My Genders
For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-07-06
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
Bringing together drawings and objects in the spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, this exhibition examines Soane’s innovative use of light and optical devices in architectural design. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-07-06
Lumière Mystérieuse: Soane and the Architecture of Light
This exhibition explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-07-06
Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-07-06
Cindy Sherman
This exhibition brings together the worlds of psychology and entertainment in search of the truth about deception. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-07-06
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-07-06
This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it. (Ending Soon Thu, 26th Sep)

2019-07-06
Parliament & Peterloo
Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-07-06
Félix Vallotton - Painter of Disquiet
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-07-06
Playing with Money: currency and games
Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK... (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-07-06
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection