2019 Programme

Creative
Family

Go with the Flow

A fun and physical way to feel your way into fluid and aerodynamics

Family
Creative

Creating a mind

Trace out the connections in our mind and help us to create a beautiful neural network.

Family
Installation

KIMA

Discover your voice visually with artists and researcher exploring links between their art and wellbeing.

Performance
Age 12+

Falk Richter's 'Welcome To Paradise Lost'

Lean back and enjoy this rehearsed reading as performed by the Gate Theatre’s young associates.

Workshop
Adults

Drawing foods

French illustrator Guillaume Long brings cooking and comics together, publishing recipes, notes and tips about eating pleasures, whether from bar counter, his own kitchen, or from great chef secrets.

Workshop
All Ages

Joy of sound

Join us to experience this interactive display of bespoke musical instruments and instrument access devices.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Grantham art prize

The Grantham Art Prize exhibition is a dynamic show of climate change inspired artworks by young and emerging art students who have collaborated with some of Imperial College London's top researchers.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Seeing through Babel

The Ismaili Centre presents a new exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad.

Performance
All Ages

World music concert

Head to our world music concert which features the Scottish - Egyptian Ayoub Sisters and the Leo Twins from Pakistan

Adults
Film screening

Babette's Feast screening

Join us for a screening of the film Babette's Feast at the Cine Lumiere.

Adults
Film screening

Bread Day screening

Join us for a screening of the film Bread Day by Sergey Dvortsevoy, introduced by Vivian Ostrovsky.

Adults
Film screening

Foodnotes: Three films by Vivian Ostrovsky

Join us for three films by Vivian Ostrovsky, with an introduction and Q&A with the director.

Adults
Film screening

Wine Calling screening

Join us for a screening of the film Wine Calling followed by a Q&A with director Bruno Sauvard

Adults
Film screening

La Grande Bouffe screening

Your chance to see the film La Grande Bouffe, where a group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

Age 12+
Performance

Mrs X

Explore survival and death with this gripping drama based on antibiotic resistance in 1918!

Age 12+
Talk

A feast for the eyes

V&A curator of prints Zorian Clayton presents highlights from the V&A’s collection of 19th and 20th century food advertising posters and ephemera.

Family
Demonstration

Meet the designers! Matteo Menapace

Families will have a chance to meet designer Matteo Menapace working at the V&A, visit his studio and find out about his work.

Family
Demonstration

Meet the designers! Bridget Harvey

Families will have a chance to meet maker and activist Bridget Harvey working at the V&A, visit her studio and find out about her work.

Family
Performance

V&A Families: The Fruit and Veg Olympics

Roll up! Roll up! For the annual fruit and veg Olympics with Wonky Table Theatre Company

Family
Workshop

V&A Families: The Imagination Station

Contribute to a collaborative magazine made by art collective Fallen Fruit, using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome!

Family
Performance

The Space Shed (How to save the planet)

The Space Shed is the Unlimited Space Agency's uniquely spectacular mobile HQ – bringing inspirational stories about space and science to festivals and venues across the UK and beyond.

Family
Workshop

Serpentine Gallery's big family weekend

The Serpentine presents a weekend of artist-led activities for children and families exploring the power and potential of language, voice, poetry and print.

Adults
Performance

Free Friday music

Join us at the Science Museum for an evening of live Jazz in the Exploring Space gallery, brought to you by the Royal Albert Hall.

Family
Performance

Out of this world

Join us for a journey into space in this action-packed show. Together we will discover what it takes to become an astronaut, launch a rocket, explore the Solar System and look for alien life.

Adults
Performance

(de)figured 2019

Created by choreographer Angela Woodhouse and sculptor Nathaniel Rackowe, (de)figured 2019 is a series of live action drawings by dancers in and around the spaces of Dora House.

Age 12+
Talk

Wonder, passion & terror: what music tells us about our brain

Join Lord Robert Winston in a lively conversation with Stephen Johns, Artistic Director at the Royal College of Music, about the meeting of their two disciplines, science and music.

All Ages
Performance

Amersham brass band

Amersham Band is a brass band dating back to 1843. Champions of grass roots and community music making, the band will march and perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary band pieces to enjoy.

Family
Workshop

Brass explosion ‘have a go’ brass instrumental workshops

'Have a go' brass instrument workshops for all ages. Get on up and become a member of the James Brown horn section! Learn how to play these majestic instruments and some funky dance moves!

All Ages
Exhibition

Wild Kensington: Exploring wildlife through art

An exhibition of community artwork inspired by local and global wildlife, produced from a series of workshops facilitated by the Royal College of Art and Natural History Museum.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Royal College of Art graduate show

See ground-breaking new inventions and inspirational artwork at the Royal College of Art’s Annual Show. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and designers of the future, as well as see their creations.

Family
Performance

Peter & the Wolf Live

Learn more about the wonderful world of orchestral music at this screening of the timeless Oscar®-winning animation, performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

All Ages
Performance

Albert's band

Join the Royal Albert Hall’s very own Albert’s Band as they parade through Exhibition Road – spreading New Orleans street party vibes as they go!

All Ages
Performance

Live music brunch

Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend catching up with friends or family at the Royal Albert Hall’s delicious Live Music Brunch, taking place in the V&A for the first time.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Electric Jalaba

Electric Jalaba are the sound of Moroccan gnawa rhythms meeting with some of London’s heaviest beats.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Where Pathways Meet x The Levitation Orchestra

Head to the Expression Stage for glorious melodies, set against deep grooves, surrounded by sumptuous soundscapes.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Tomorrow's Warriors' Female Frontline

Join Tomorrow’s Warriors’ Female Frontline for an inspiring performance from the future leaders of jazz.

All Ages
Performance

Afternoon tea with live music

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall's much-loved Afternoon Tea with Live Music series, hosted for the first time in the surroundings of the V&A’s Gamble Room.

Adults
Performance

The Planets: An HD odyssey

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for The Planets: An HD Odyssey and gaze in wonder as breath-taking NASA images and footage are projected onto a giant screen, complementing Holst’s awe-inspiring suite, The Planets and other space-themed music.

Adults
Talk

Robert Thomas: Music in the age of AI, the web and biometrics

Algorithmic composer Robert Thomas joins 6 Music DJ Nemone Mataxas to talk about the future of music. In a world where AI, VR, AR, the web and biometric data open up a whole world of possibilities, what lies ahead for music?

All Ages
Exhibition

Mountaineer prototype by James Capper

Kensington+Chelsea Art Weekend presents British artist James Capper's mobile sculpture. Prepared to be wowed as it walks along Exhibition Road.

All Ages
Tour

Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend hop on/hop off bus

Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend Hop On/Hop Off Bus will run a free daily service connecting every corner of the borough and beyond.

All Ages
Workshop

Dance dance snakeolution

Get up on our dance mat that allows you to play snake – retro gaming at its best!

All Ages
Performance

String ensemble

Imperial College String Ensemble students and alumni present popular string music ranging from classical to contemporary. Join us to hear pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon and My Favourite Things from the award-winning musical The Sound of Music!

All Ages
Performance

Big band

Come and hear some top-notch jazz from the official big band of Imperial College London.

All Ages
Performance

Musical theatre

Join Imperial’s Musical Theatre Society for a fantastic selection of songs that are guaranteed to be all singing all dancing!

Performance
All Ages

Magic with Alex

Prepared to be wowed by Alex the magician, who has performed all over the world and for Cirque du Soleil.

All Ages
Performance

Gospel choir

Hear Imperial’s student-run gospel choir perform a range of songs from traditional to contemporary.

All Ages
Performance

Taekwondo

Head to the Performance tent for a Taekwondo display with a kick to it!

All Ages
Performance

Sinfonietta

Enjoy beautiful songs by Brahms from Imperial’s Sinfonietta and bassist Jonathan Hedley.

All Ages
Performance

Kung fu society

An energetic demonstration of forms, breaking and weapons from Imperial's Kung fu society!

All Ages
Performance

George Chen: singer and pianist

George Chen will be treating us to his soulful take on singing and piano.

All Ages
Performance

Dance company

Join us for short performances by Imperial Dance Company which incorporate ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance styles.

All Ages
Performance

Performance tent

A fantastic showcase of Imperial College London's student societies, from martial arts to music - there's something for everyone!

All Ages
Performance

Brass revolution!

Think you know brass music? Think again. Experience the innovation, playfulness and spirit of brass from original Victorian instruments to today's big brass funk sound.

Adults
Performance

Festal choral matins

Join us at Holy Trinity Church for a service of festal choral matins, including music composed by Prince Albert.