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This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Tuesday, 13th December 2022?

 

 


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, the Arts Council Collection is an exhibition featuring highlights from its recent contemporary art acquisitions, including a number of works presented publicly for the first time. (Ending Soon Wed, 15th Dec)

Frieze Gallery
W1S 3LL
2021-12-13
Right About Now
Free  
A photography exhibition of young people in and around Bethnal Green taken in the 1970's by Philip Cunningham.  (Ending Soon Fri, 17th Dec)

Oxford House
E2 6HG
2021-12-13
An exhibition that reflects on the Building Centre's key activities from 1931 to the present day (Ending Soon Fri, 17th Dec)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-12-13
 Celebrating 90 years of the Building Centre – 1931 to the present day
Oxford House presents its latest exhibition, featuring photographs by Phillip Cunningham of Bethnal Green in the 1970s. (Ending Soon Fri, 17th Dec)

Oxford House
E2 6HG
2021-12-13
Youth of Yesterday
The world's most expensive stamp - nicknamed "the Mona Lisa of the stamp world" - is on display for a few weeks (Ending Soon Sat, 18th Dec)

Stanley Gibbons
WC2R 0LX
2021-12-13
The world's most expensive stamp
A chance discovery of thousands of photographs in a council’s archives has brought back to life a local community’s fight for survival. (Ending Soon Mon, 20th Dec)

Morley College
SE1 7HT
2021-12-13
Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s – community action in a London neighbourhood
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?  (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-13
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative
The exhibition brings together rarely-seen original artwork and costumes, photographs, documents, audio and video to tell the story of Noël Coward's life. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-12-13
Noël Coward: Art & Style
Tate presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-12-13
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
An exhibition about a dentist and Freemason noted for his philanthropy. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2021-12-13
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Dec)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-13
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
W1B 1JH
2021-12-13
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
Sixty-five paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and are widely acknowledged to be among the highlights of the Royal Collection have been brought together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

The Queen's Gallery
SW1A 1AA
2021-12-13
Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
The grounds of Kenwood House will this year become a magical wonderland with an incredible illuminated Christmas light trail. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Kenwood House
NW3 7JR
2021-12-13
Christmas lights at Kenwood
Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-12-13
Poussin and the Dance
The annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-12-13
Christmas at Kew
Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning through the work of deaf-led charity Stagetext. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-13
Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder
The Gingerbread City invites leading architects, engineers, landscape architects and designers to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Motcomb House
SW1X 8JU
2021-12-13
The Gingerbread City 2021
This exhibition presents large scale photographs taken less than two months after the attacks, as the gravity of the 9/11 terror attacks left a new world in their wake. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2021-12-13
Wim Wenders: Photographing Ground Zero
£18  
An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-13
Noguchi