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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 4th Feb 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-02-04
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-02-04
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-02-04
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
34 scenes from the bible in knitted figures from Creation to Resurrection (Ending Soon Mon, 10th Feb)

2020-02-04
Knitted Bible Exhibition
This display of winning entries from the latest Army Film and Photographic Competition gives a unique insight into life in the British Army. (Ending Soon Thu, 13th Feb)

2020-02-04
Army Film and Photographic Competition: 2020 winners
In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor. (Ending Soon Fri, 14th Feb)

2020-02-04
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Feb)

2020-02-04
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
This exhibition showcases original archives from the collections which illustrate the prolific activism of the people of Tower Hamlets in the latter decades of the twentieth century. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Feb)

2020-02-04
Unite and Resist
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Feb)

2020-02-04
House of Life Exhibition
An exhibition about the making of Chinatown - find out about the construction and history of the iconic Leicester Square neighbourhood.  (Ending Soon Sat, 22nd Feb)

2020-02-04
The Making of Chinatown
£14  
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-04
24/7
This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.  (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-04
Disposable? Rubbish and us
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-04
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-04
Moving to Mars
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-04
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
£14  
Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today (Ending Soon Tue, 25th Feb)

2020-02-04
Buddhism
An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-04
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-04
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
£20  
A lit up garden display in Chiswick. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-04
Lightopia
The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-04
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives