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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 3rd Dec 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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
This is an exhibition of the life and leadership of a great Australian and one of the most remarkable and highly decorated womens’ leaders of the First World War, Dame Maud McCarthy. (Ending Soon Fri, 6th Dec)

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The
Emerging artist Hugo Brazão presents a new immersive installation at the Embassy of Brazil in November exploring themes of misdirection and disorientation. (Ending Soon Wed, 11th Dec)

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A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles. (Ending Soon 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.  (Ending Soon 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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Grosvenor Square is set to grow and glow this festive season, as the Ever After Garden; an installation of symbolic, illuminated roses. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)

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Ever After Garden
Step inside to join the rebel celebrations and discover centuries-old traditions that were forced to go underground in the 1600s. (Ends on Sat, 4th Jan)

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1657: Rebel Christmas
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
This winter, more twinkling and fantastical than ever before, Christmas at Kew returns. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Christmas at Kew 2019
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
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
An 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the entire gallery space, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

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Es Devlin Memory Palace