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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 14th Feb 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”  (Ending Soon Sat, 7th Mar)

2020-02-14
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Exhibition of linocuts mostly of London Underground stations by Gail Brodholt (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-02-14
Gail Brodholt: Poetry, Prose & Print
£13.75  
The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.  (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-02-14
Orchids
Free  
Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-02-14
Play Well
Free  
An exhibition of photographic representations that emerge from the threshold of dyke intimacy and public life in the 1980s and 90s. (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Mar)

2020-02-14
Hot Moment
Presenting 8 new works, the artist continues his exploration of the sphere as a formal device for reframing everyday objects (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Mar)

2020-02-14
Lars Fisk - Wattle & Daub
Robin’s works are views on life, in which toys and object we take for granted appear as characters and props in scenes that are simultaneously natural and ludicrous – like life itself perhaps. (Ends on Sun, 15th Mar)

2020-02-14
Views from a Playroom by Robin MacFarlan
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. (Ends on Fri, 20th Mar)

2020-02-14
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
A selection from a gift of nine ‘manner posters’ displayed across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway network between 2016 and 2019. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

2020-02-14
Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

2020-02-14
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

2020-02-14
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

2020-02-14
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
This exhibition tells the story of the print industry across the 20th century, focussing on the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

2020-02-14
Lightboxes + Lettering
Discover the creative process behind designing for performance, from costume to set design (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

2020-02-14
Staging Places: UK Design for Performance
Glowing arches fill Granary Square at Kings Cross during the winter months. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

2020-02-14
Space Frames
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.  (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

2020-02-14
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

2020-02-14
‘Mobilise! Mobilise!
This exhibition marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

2020-02-14
Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

2020-02-14
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity