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Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 9th Nov 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

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John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Nov)

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Heath Robinson Watercolours
An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms. (Ending Soon Sat, 30th Nov)

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Naomi Frears
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. (Ending Soon 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. (Ending Soon 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. (Ending Soon Tue, 3rd Dec)

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Antony Gormley
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles. (Ends on Sat, 14th Dec)

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African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
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
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)

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Driverless: Who is in control?
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)

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To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz. (Ends on Sat, 4th Jan)

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Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Hogarth: Place and Progress
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Museum of the Moon
Discover artists who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Rebel Sounds
A series of striking photographs of science in action will soon go on display at the Science Museum as part of the Royal Photographic Society’s inaugural Science Photographer of the Year competition. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Science Photographer of the Year
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To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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The Moon
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
Discover what it was like to go to a show in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
The exhibition explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways we save, protect and restore what is targeted. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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What Remains