EXHIBITIONS

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SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

Over 1300 artworks have been hand-picked by Grayson Perry and his team of artists for this year’s Summer Exhibition at the RA. A range of mediums are on display this summer, including an Anish Kapoor sculpture, pieces by David Hockney, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tracey Emin and Banksy, whose Brexit-inspired 'Vote for Love' piece, ironically priced at £350 million, was initially rejected when submitted under a different name.

12th June - 19th August 2018

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK -

royalacademy.org.uk

Piccadilly Circus Green Park

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JANE BROWN | THE OBSERVER

Jane Brown: The Observer features works from Brown's six-decade career as a photojournalist, where she captured post-war Britain through to modern celebrity culture, photographing the likes of The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Bjork. As well as showing her documentary and portraiture pieces, the exhibition also contains a selection of Brown's last remaining hand-signed vintage prints. © Jane Bown Estate

28th June - 12th August 2018

32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP, UK -

proudonline.co.uk

Charing Cross Charing Cross

FRIDA KAHLO | MAKING HER SELF UP

Shown for the first time outside of Mexico, this V&A exhibition will display a collection of Frida Kahlo's personal items and clothes, including medical corsets, jewellery, Tehuana outfits, photos and letters, that were locked away in the Blue House in Mexico for 50 years after her death. Self-portraits and photographs of Kahlo in many of the clothes will also be shown alongside the pieces themselves.

16th June - 4th November 2018

Knightsbridge, London SW7, UK -

vam.ac.uk

South Kensington

PRINT! TEARING IT UP

For their big summer exhibition Somerset House is exploring the history and impact of indie British magazines in PRINT! Tearing It Up. The exhibition will feature mags like Private Eye, BLAST, Spare Rib, The Face, gal-dem, The Gentlewoman and The Gourmand, looking at the range of issues they tackle and celebrating the creativity of the industry as whole.

8th June - 22nd August 2018

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK -

somersethouse.org.uk

Temple

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LONDON NIGHTS

Discover what goes down in the city after dark at The Museum of London's London Nights exhibition. Featuring the work of almost 60 photographers and artists, the exhibition will explore the aesthetic of the capital at night, the activities that happen after dark and the sinister side to nighttime London with pieces ranging from the 19th century to the present day.

11th May - 11th November 2018

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK -

museumoflondon.org.uk

Barbican

CHOOSE LOVE

Print Club London is collaborating with Help Refugees and 30+ artists on a collection of exclusive prints that will be exhibited throughout Refugee Week 2018. Artists inlcude The Chapman Brothers, Stanley Donwood, Quentin Jones, Mr Bingo and Noel Fielding, and they've all created work inspired by the iconic 1980s "Choose Love" slogan. Snap up those prints up because all proceeds go to support Help Refugees.

22nd - 29th June 2018

10-28 Miller's Ave, London E8 2DS, UK -

printclublondon.com

Dalston Kingsland

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SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES

Sensational Butterflies is returning to the Natural History Museum for its tenth year in a row. Visitors can explore the trail through the Butterfly House, situated on the Museum’s East Lawn, and interact with hundreds of live tropical butterflies. It’ll definitely make for an instagrammable day out.

Until 16th September 2018

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK -

nhm.ac.uk/sensational-butterflies

South Kensington

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UP CLOSE WITH MARILYN | PORTRAITS BY MILTON H. GREENE

Proud Central is following its exhibition of the Kennedys with photographs of another American icon, Marilyn Monroe. These were all taken by Milton H. Greene who snapped Marilyn in 52 different settings, creating an archive of over 5000 images. The pair became close friends and these photos really showcase the glamour and charisma that made Marilyn so fascinating. © The Archives LLC / Iconic Images

11th May - 24th June 2018

32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP, UK -

proudonline.co.uk

Charing Cross Charing Cross

INSIDE ARC

Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion is exhibiting the archive created by designer Jennefer Osterhoudt and stylist Nick Royal, which features vintage and contemporary designer pieces, including work by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, as well as personal items such as rare handmade invites, backstage passes and crafted prototypes.

11th May - 28th July 2018

20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ, UK -

fashionspacegallery.com

Oxford Circus

TRACEY EMIN | I WANT MY TIME WITH YOU

Tracey Emin is the latest artist to be commissioned for the St Pancras International’s Terrace Wires programme, so her 20-metre long artwork 'I Want My Time With You' will be suspended from the station room in front of the DENT London clock.

10th April 2018 - end of 2018

St Pancras International, Euston Road, London, UK -

stpancras.com

St Pancras International

FATBERG!

fatberg | london on the inside Yes you can get up close and personal with that Whitechapel Fatberg as the last remaining piece of the beast goes on display at the Museum of London. Discover how it was created and how the rest of it was recycled whilst marvelling how gross London can be sometimes.

9th February – 1st July 2018

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, United Kingdom -

museumoflondon.org.uk

Barbican St Paul's

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