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This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Sunday, 11th October 2020?
Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 11th Oct 2019
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Oct)
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Oct)
This exhibition explores, through archives and photographs, life in the borough in the late 1960’s. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Oct)
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC). (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)
This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’! (Ending Soon Tue, 22nd Oct)
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ending Soon Fri, 25th Oct)
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob. (Ending Soon Sat, 26th Oct)
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Grayson Perry presents new work including pots, sculpture, large-scale prints, a tapestry and a carpet. (Ending Soon Sat, 2nd Nov)
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Nov)
The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination. (Ending Soon Tue, 12th Nov)
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Nov)