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Pin Drop Studio Present: Russell Tovey

Join critically acclaimed British actor, art collector and podcaster, Russell Tovey for a special performance

Tate Liverpool

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 702 7400

We Are One: Citizenfest

Festival in celebration of equality and diversity, with a programme of events spanning food, talks, drama, art, seminars and more.

Strathclyde Students' Union, Glasgow

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 07898685250

Architecture on Stage: New Architects

OMMX was founded by Hikaru Nissanke and Jon Lopez, and has worked on housing, private residences, galleries, offices, festivals and exhibitions. In 2019 the firm was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Gatti Routh Rhodes was established by Richard Gatti, Tom Routh and Stefanie Rhodes. Their most recent project…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Thu 20 Jun

Sold out / 020 7638 8891

Bompas & Parr and Fantastic Food

From inhalable gin clouds to multi-sensory fireworks, architectural jelly to DNA-based dinners, Bompas & Parr is a studio that has helped shaped the world of multi-sensory experience design as we know it. Join co-founder Sam Bompas for a look at how the studio continues to share the founders’ passion for the future of…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Wed 18 Sep

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£15–£18 / 020 7942 2000

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams - subtitled talk for deaf and hard of hearing people only

Come and see the exhibition which traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. Please note that this event is for deaf and hard of hearing users. Booking is essential.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 12 Jul

Meeting Point, Grand Entrance

Free / 020 7942 2000

Connected Food

Bringing together experts and enthusiasts across industries and fields, the discussion asks how the future of our food web might look and taste. Programmed to coincide with our major summer exhibition AI: More than Human, we ask how might we reimagine the systems by which we grow, harvest and distribute food, who will…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Thu 11 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Film Screenings · Short Films By Persian Female Filmmakers

Curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, this screening focuses on experimental film essays produced by Persian female filmmakers. The programme showcases some of the most thought-provoking films that reflect on the traces of memory, history and philosophy in Iranian culture through cinematic syntax, poetry and visual aesthetic.

Parasol Unit, London N1

Thu 27 Jun

£6–£8 / + 44 (0)20 7490 7373

  • 18:30 – 20:30

James Capper: Mudskipper

British artist James Capper unveils his newest work, a large scale mobile sculpture.

Battersea Power Station, London SW8

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 02075010688

Maria Grazia Chiuri in Conversation

As Creative Director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessories collections for the House of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri is known for her design process that addresses all aspects of a woman’s wardrobe, embodying elegance and refinement with conceptual significance, power, and verve. Join her in conversation…

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Mon 8 Jul

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

£22–£28 / 020 7942 2000

The Night Sky Show

The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos. A fun, entertaining and memorable evening which will help you understand and enjoy the stars above and beyond. Helpful for the next time you?re stargazing, or when you just look up and wonder. A talk without heavy…

The Beacon, Wantage

Fri 15 Nov

£16 / 01235 763456

Architecture Tours

Learn about the history and architecture of the Barbican Centre and surrounding estates at this guided tour.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Mon 17 Jun

£12.50 (Members £10) / 020 7638 8891

Tue 18 Jun

£12.50 (Members £10) / 020 7638 8891

Thu 20 Jun

£12.50 (Members £10) / 020 7638 8891

…and 29 more dates until 30 Jul

Ashmolean Rooftop Evening: Gin 'n' Jazz

Join us for one of our ever-popular Ashmolean Gin ‘n’Jazz nights in the atmospheric Rooftop Restaurant.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Rooftop Restaurant

£30 / 01865 278000

British Academy Summer Showcase Late

Annual after-hours look at the British Academy Summer Showcase.

The British Academy, London SW1Y

Fri 21 Jun

Free / +44 (0)20 7969 5316

  • 18:30 – 21:00

BSL Tour of Lee Krasner: Living Colour

This tour will be led by John Wilson who highlights key artworks in the exhibition using BSL. The tour will be interpreted for non-BSL users by Anna Kitson. The exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891

Don Letts DJ set

Legendary DJ performs a set of upbeat reggae and tunes inspired by the Refugee Week theme of #generations. Partly funded by PRS Foundation.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Fri 21 Jun

The Grand Entrance

Free / 020 7942 2000

Drawing Life Southside

Tuesday evening life drawing classes.

McNeill's, Glasgow

Tue 18 Jun

£7 (£5; Students £6) / 0141 423 7961

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 25 Jun

£7 (£5; Students £6) / 0141 423 7961

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Enterteasement: Comedy! Magic! Burlesque

A spell-binding mix of comedy, magic and burlesque.

The Hold (Underneath The Admiral Bar), Glasgow

Sat 13 Jul

£10–£14 admits one to venue. / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 10 Aug

£10–£14 admits one to venue. / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 14 Sep

£10–£14 admits one to venue. / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 3 more dates until 14 Dec

Expressions of Africa

The Nomads Tent A spectacular exhibition of West African tribal, ceremonial and performance masks and exquisite ethically sourced tribal textiles. 'Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth' (Oscar Wilde). Discover the art of disguise this festival. In Africa the…

The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Glittering Tales: Dancing for Rajahs, Nawabs and the Men of The Raj

Bharatanatyam artist and actor Dr Swarnamalya Ganesh in conversation with Chitra Sundaram, wherein they discuss the dance style of Sadir, its evolution into Bharatanatyam and its history through the 17th to the 20th century.

Asia House, London W1G

Tue 25 Jun

£10 (Asia House Members £5; Seniors £8; Students free)

Go Skateboarding Day: #SFTW2019 Video Premieres

Watch all the skateboarding videos that premiered at this year's Something for the Weekend.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 023 8059 2158

Harwich Festival - Opening Night

Come and see, The community 20 by 20 exhibition at the Old Chapel in Kings Head Street. An exhibition of local and visiting artists’ work at The Old Bank Studios. The Dovercourt Art Clubs Summer Exhibition at the 1912 Centre The Bijou Picture Show at Bodgeners Gallery. Public art such as Turning Over a New…

Harwich Town

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 07425145022

  • 19:30 – 22:00

How to Be a Battle Rapper with Shuffle-T

Shuffle-T, who has amassed nearly six million views on his Battle Raps, teaches others how to get there too.

The Chapel Playhouse, Kings Cross, London WC1X

Thu 11 Jul


Hundred Watt Club

A line-up of burlesque and cabaret artists.

Alton Assembly Rooms

Sat 19 Oct


Electric Theatre, Guildford

Sat 14 Sep

£17 / 01483 501200

Guildhall, Gloucester

Sat 23 Nov

£17.60 / 01452 503050

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Learning Disabilities Night Club Event

Nightclub event for people with learning disabilities or learning difficulties, offering a safe environment to meet new friends and have fun.

Religion, Walsall

Wed 26 Jun

£4 / 07919921430

  • 18:30 – 21:15

Wed 31 Jul

£4 / 07919921430

  • 18:30 – 21:15

Wed 28 Aug

£4 / 07919921430

  • 18:30 – 21:15
…and 16 more dates until 23 Dec 2020