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I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaBe transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a vast and diverse empire, shaping the lives of people from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. This major British Museum exhibition tells the story of Ash2019-01-23T10:00:00+00002019-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture
PRICING  £17 (Adults), £14 (16-18yr olds), under 16s Free, National Art Pass £8.50, concs £14
DATES  8th November 2018 to 24th February 2019
Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a ... More about this event
 
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerNew Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerAround 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley and a monumental three-part print by the acclaimed African American artist Kara Walker.2019-01-23T10:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara Walker
 
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainWitnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainFor hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a new element to British art history. This exhibition features a range of medals spanning six centuries, many of which document important historical events and famous figures.2019-01-23T10:00:00+00002019-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In Britain
 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldAlbukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldWorks revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o2019-01-23T10:00:00+00002019-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
 
GilgameshGilgameshWorld-renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody retell the world's oldest story, recorded in cuneiform on 3,500-year-old clay tablets in Mesopotamia.2019-02-10T14:30:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Edvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstNorwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of a major British Museum display, at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Edvard Munch: love and angst focuses on Munch's prints - and there are around 17,800 to choose from - including a2019-04-11T00:00:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th April to 21st July 2019
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of... More about this event
 
MangaMangaMangaA recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Literally meaning 'pictures run riot' this narrative art form has crossed over into other forms of cultural expression, including 'cosplay' dressing up. Contemporary manga and dig2019-05-23T00:00:00+01002019-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  23rd May to 26th August 2019
A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outsid... More about this event
 
TroyTroyTroyBe enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in 2019-11-21T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of T... More about this event
 
 
 

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Unsung Powers: Women Who Shaped Senate House Library
Exhibitions | On 24th January 2019 

Senate House Venue Hire 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

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

The Building Centre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
Jokes for the Gunmen - Mazen Maarouf in Conversation
Exhibitions | On 24th January 2019 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Waterstones TCR are delighted to host a very special evening with celebrated Palestinian Icelandic poet and novelist Mazen Maarouf, as ...More

Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 6 minutes walk from British Museum

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Sweat
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Lynette Linton directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize-winning drama about the slow and steady decay of the American Dream based on ...More

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What is love?
Exhibitions | On 14th February 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Looking for a stimulating way to spend your Valentine's evening? Join non-fiction writer Laura Mucha and lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Kate Devlin, as they debate the heart of the matter with What is Love? at ...More

3 Little Pig Tails
3 Little Pig Tails
Theatre | From 20th February 

Little Angel Studios

A new take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, this funny French ...More

 
The Boy and the Mermaid
The Boy and the Mermaid
Theatre | From 18th February 

Little Angel Studios

Join three shanty singing fishermen as they weave a tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters ...More

 
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Seasonal | From 14th February 

Glass Room

Set sail on a romantic river dinner date ...More

 
Glass Room
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With Tom Dixon interiors, Glass Room is one of the more stylish ways to dine ...More

 
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Share a romantic evening under the stars at ...More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
Theatre | From 17th February 

The Vaults

Winner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down returns to the ...More

 
The Nadler Covent Garden
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A short walk from Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations The Nadler Covent Garden offers ...More

 
Royal Opera: Katya Kabanova
Concerts | From 4th February 

Royal Opera House

Richard Jones's production of Janacek's intense opera, conducted by Edward Garnder, about an unhappily married woman enticed by another man. Sung in Czech with English surtitles....More

The Monstrous Child
The Monstrous Child
Concerts | From 21st February 

Linbury Theatre

Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Theatre | From 8th February 

Little Angel Theatre

A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

 
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Theatre | On 16th February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
The Biltmore, Mayfair
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The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
Lincoln Plaza London
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A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
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Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
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It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

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

 
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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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