Can art and science help inspire a greener future for the planet we share? Discover a selection of events for our local community as the Great Exhibition Road Festival returns to South Kensington and online from 9-15 October 2021. Celebrate our remarkable world and explore how together we can protect its future against the imminent threat of climate change. The full festival programme will be released closer to the festival week.

Rainforest Storytelling: Building Monkey Bridges

Join children’s storyteller Helen Tozer and rainforest ecologist Jenna Lawson for a family workshop combining storytelling, board game fun, model making and immersive rainforest soundtracks.

Oceans Show

This immersive show highlights the importance of the oceans and demonstrates why it’s never been more vital to help protect this amazing habitat.

Drawing the Sun

Come draw and explore our closest star and learn how it could power a greener future on Earth.

Tree-Mendous Adventures

Come with us and adventure through the trees! Journey from the end of the roots to the tips of the leaves.

Catch the Carbon

Help our Explainers capture that carbon! Join us to find out what carbon is, why it’s causing our planet some problems and what we can do to solve them.

Drawn to Sustainability

Can you design for a better future? Explore the RIBA+V&A's Architecture Gallery with us and begin to draw your own ideas for a sustainable building.

Contest Banding Extravaganza!

Come and listen to the bands, be inspired by their big sound, dexterous agility and tight ensemble.

Beginner Brass Buzz!

Join the Royal College of Music and Brass Band England for an exciting hour of discovery and performance!

Youth Band Blow!

An exciting set of workshops and performances to inspire the budding youth band brass musician looking to take their playing to the next level.

Family Catch-Up

Experience a world of arts and science content on-demand through our selection of catch-up events for families.