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Harold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageHarold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageHarold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an ImageIf you're enjoying Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, here's a free exhibition that's will pique your interest. Ten years after the death of Harold Pinter, the British Library hosts this free display in the Second Floor Gallery. Offering a glimpse into Pinter's creative process, the display of reproductions of his manuscripts and archival p2019-02-17T00:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th January to 17th March 2019
If you're enjoying Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, here's a free exhibition that's will pique your interest. Ten years after the death of Harold Pin... More about this event
 
Friendship Before FacebookFriendship Before FacebookFriendship Before FacebookFind out how friends were selected, collected and put on display before the digital era in the free Friendship Before Facebook display within the British Library's permanent exhibition, The Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library. It just goes to show, things weren't so different 500 years ago. Before pocket-sized phones people l2019-02-26T00:00:00+00002019-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th February to 12th May 2019
Find out how friends were selected, collected and put on display before the digital era in the free Friendship Before Facebook display within the British Libra... More about this event
 
The New LondonersThe New LondonersThe New LondonersClose to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has created portraits of most of them. The British Library has acquired the collection, featuring 163 families from 187 countries,and displays a selection of them in a free display in the Libr2019-03-22T00:00:00+00002019-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd March to 7th July 2019
Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins h... More about this event
 
Imaginary CitiesImaginary CitiesImaginary CitiesWelcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance Hall Gallery with a 3D virtual city. The specially commissioned exhibition by British-American artist Michael Takeo Magruder explores the changing nature of archives and collections in the Digital Age. Using images and metadata of p2019-04-05T00:00:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th April to 14th July 2019
Welcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance Hall Gallery with a 3D virtual city. The ... More about this event
 
Writing: Making Your MarkWriting: Making Your MarkWriting: Making Your Mark"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library. Tracing the evolution of the written word, from hieroglyphics to emojis, this landmark exhibition examines the act of writing across five millennia and five continen2019-04-26T00:00:00+01002019-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  26th April to 27th August 2019
"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Writing: Making Your Mar... More about this event
 
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionLeonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionLeonardo da Vinci: A Mind in MotionA Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. It's just one of several notebooks brought together for Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion at the British Library to show the dynamic mindset of the Italian scientist and artist who was able to make connection2019-06-07T00:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  7th June to 8th September 2019
A Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. It's just one of se... More about this event
 
BuddhismBuddhismBuddhismIt has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare a2019-10-25T00:00:00+01002020-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going ba... More about this event
 
 
 

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Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Session
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th February 2019 

The Harrison 6 minutes walk from British Library

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Home: Family Poetry Workshop
Kids Events | On 17th February 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

Home: Family Poetry Workshop
Exhibitions | On 17th February 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Literary & Education, Poetry....More

Living with Buildings
Living with Buildings
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have created a clinic especially commissioned for Wellcome Collection's major autumn exhibition, Living with ...More

 
Don't Move, Improve!
Don't Move, Improve!
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2019 

The Building Centre 14 minutes walk from British Library

In this annual competition we get a peek inside London's best architecturally designed home extensions. Run by New London Architecture, ...More

 
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
Minerva Piano Trio
Theatre | On 17th February 2019 

Conway Hall 15 minutes walk from British Library

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

Sean McLoughlin: Unt Others
Comedy | On 17th February 2019 

The Camden Head 15 minutes walk from British Library

Observational and anecdotal material from the fresh-faced stand-up from Brighton....More

Familia: Form Showcase With Julian Jeweil, Popof, Mladen Tomic
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th February 2019 

EGG 16 minutes walk from British Library

French producer, Popof brings his Form imprint to the Middle Floor....More

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Jewish Museum 17 minutes walk from British Library

The first UK retrospective of Russian born American photographer, known for having created one of the most widely recognised and ...More

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Queen's Yard Summer Party
Queen's Yard Summer Party
Foodie Events | From 4th May 

Various Venues East London

Expanding to a two-day event in 2019, the Queen's Yard Summer Party sees 20 venues ...More

 
The Phlebotomist
Theatre | From 19th March 

Hampstead Theatre

Following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, director Sam Yates revives Ella Road's provocative drama about a dystopian future on the theatre's main stage. The "terrific" (The Guardian) Jade Anouka plays Bea, who falls ...More

Vapiano Centre Point
Vapiano Centre Point
Dining 

Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
Alys, Always
Alys, Always
Theatre | From 25th February 

The Bridge Theatre

Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna in Downton Abbey, takes on the lead role of Frances ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 3rd June 

The Bridge Theatre

Reuniting the creative team who presented Julius Caesar at the Bridge in 2018, an immersive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Tower Bridge theatre in summer 2019. Nicholas Hytner directs Shakespeare's comedy ...More

A German Life
A German Life
Theatre | From 6th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Dame Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years to ...More

 
The Bay At Nice
Theatre | From 14th March 

Menier Chocolate Factory

Penelope Wilton and Ophelia Lovibond star in a new revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Richard Eyre directing. In the 75-minute play, set in Leningrad in the ...More

Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Theatre | From 21st March 

Playhouse Theatre

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th ...More

 
Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical
Theatre | From 21st March 

Arcola Theatre

Michael Arndt's Academy Award-winning film brought a little ray of sunshine to our lives in 2006 and this musical adaptation directed by Mehmet Ergen is set to do ...More

Emilia
Emilia
Theatre | From 8th March 

Vaudeville Theatre

Hailed as "an act of revolution" (The Times) and "a landmark moment in the history ...More

 
Bite Me
Bite Me
Theatre | From 13th March 

The Vaults

Joanne McNally's play about a diet, where not only did she lose weight, she lost ...More

 
The Oak W2
The Oak W2
Dining 

Set on the cusp of Notting Hill on Westbourne Park Road, The Oak W2 is ...More

 
Teatulia
Teatulia
Dining 

This Covent Garden tea bar serves single-origin tea, tea-infused cocktails, a library of books and ...More

 
Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf
Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf
Sport 

Set up by LA based celebrity trainer Barry ...More

 
Barullo
Barullo
Dining 

Victor Garvey, of award-winning Catalan restaurant Rambla, is behind this fun, colourful Spanish restaurant in ...More

 
The Oak SW11
The Oak SW11
Dining 

From the owner of The Bird in Hand in Brook Green and The Oak in ...More

 
Tate to Tate
Tate to Tate
Transport 

This slick river service transports art lovers from one of the city's best galleries to ...More

 
W12 Studios
W12 Studios
Dining 

A creative, communal space with room for 450, W12 Studios combines street food with music ...More

 
London Events 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
 
 
 
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