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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 14th Oct 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
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)

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The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
This exhibition explores, through archives and photographs, life in the borough in the late 1960’s. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Oct)

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A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week. (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Oct)

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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)

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 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
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)

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FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
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)

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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)

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 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.  (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

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An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
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)

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Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
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)

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Helene Schjerfbeck
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

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Secret Rivers
An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Oct)

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Doorkins Magnificat - Paintings by Celia Pike
Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Oct)

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Under Ground London
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. (Ends on Tue, 12th Nov)

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John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage. (Ends on Fri, 15th Nov)

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Yamamoto Sakubei & the Rich Seams of Japan’s Coal Mining History
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries. (Ends on Sun, 1st Dec)

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Architecture of London
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks. (Ends on Mon, 2nd Dec)

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Untangling the Tracks
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture. (Ends on Tue, 3rd Dec)

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Antony Gormley
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.  (Ends on Fri, 20th Dec)

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The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director