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Annika’s Top Tips

(English) A selection of events and items of interest.  I haven’t done all of them, but they sound inspiring, please check dates, opening times etc beforehand.

Blockbuster Ideas:

British Museum – new Islamic and Japanese Galleries, exhibition Who was Ashurbanipal to 21/2/19

British Library – Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms to 19/2/19

The Tower – every night for a week leading to Armistice Day Sunday 11/11 “Tower Remembers” light installation

National Gallery – Courtauld Impressionists to 20/1/19, Mantegna & Bellini to 27/1/19

National Portrait Gallery – Gainsborough family album from 22/11

Tate Britain – Edward Burne-Jones to 29/2/19

Tate Modern – Annie Albers to 27/1/19 and Tania Bruguera in the Turbine Hall

Royal Academy – Renzo Piano to 20/1/19, Oceania to 10/12 and New extension

Westminster Abbey – new upstairs Queen’s Gallery and David Hockney stained window

“Off piste” Ideas:

Asia Week – 5-9 November

Somerset House – Acute Art

Strawberry Hill – Lost Treasures to 24/2/2

Science Museum – The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution

V&A – Gallery talks on Thursdays at 1pm, Conservation Studio tours – 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am, book via Contact Centre ext.2000, Frieda Kahlo, and Fashioned from Nature

Soane Museum – Wed-Sun guided tours upstairs at 1.15, 2pm prepare for queue, candlelight evening events

Kings Cross – Heatherwick’s new Coal Drops Yard

Garden Museum – Humphrey Repton to 3/2/19

Goldsmith’s – Pop-up Mare Street Market E8 4RT 29/11 to 17/12

Estorick – Iannacone Collection to 23/12

Victoria Miro Gallery – Kusama to 21/12

Whitechapel Gallery – Elmgren & Dragset to 13/1

London Walks – Hampstead Spies 3rd Sunday of the month

New Science Gallery – “Hooked”, first exhibit in the £30mm new part of Guy’s Hospital Georgian Courtyard

Southside House – Candle lit tours, classic English afternoon tea

Charterhouse – tour with Brothers

Somerset House – studio tours every 3rd Saturday week of month at 12.15, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15

Huguenot Footsteps – October festival

Kew Garden – Refurbished Temperate House

Fulham Palace – Christmas Carols 2/12 at 3.30