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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 1st Mar 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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

2020-03-01
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-03-01
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
£20  
A lit up garden display in Chiswick. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-03-01
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 5th Mar)

2020-03-01
Troy myth and reality
Exhibition of linocuts mostly of London Underground stations by Gail Brodholt (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-03-01
Gail Brodholt: Poetry, Prose & Print
£13.75  
The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.  (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-03-01
Orchids
Free  
Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-03-01
Play Well
Free  
An exhibition of photographic representations that emerge from the threshold of dyke intimacy and public life in the 1980s and 90s. (Ends on Sat, 14th Mar)

2020-03-01
Hot Moment
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)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
Lightboxes + Lettering
Discover the creative process behind designing for performance, from costume to set design (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

2020-03-01
Staging Places: UK Design for Performance
Glowing arches fill Granary Square at Kings Cross during the winter months. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

2020-03-01
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)

2020-03-01
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
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)

2020-03-01
Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
The Tate Modern hall is filled with a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. (Ends on Sun, 5th Apr)

2020-03-01
Kara Walker