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THE AGENDA

    • London
      9
      Feb 0018
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      9
      Feb 2019

      Prosecco House opening

      Champagne snobs, look away – London is getting its very own marble-clad altar to all things bubbly and Italian. The wine here is sourced from family winemakers in Veneto. Savour it neat, in a zingy Aperol Spritz or a fruity Bellini.

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London
20
Mar 2018
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6
May 2019

Pierre Bonnard

Painter Pierre Bonnard was known for both his use of colour and painting his wife in the bath (and other states of undress). Such intimate moments are shown at the Tate Modern alongside vivid landscapes. 2 for 1 entry with a Eurostar ticket.

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London
21
Apr 2018
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27
Jan 2019

Fashioned From Nature

Exploring fashion’s taut relationship with nature over 400 years, this V&A exhibition touches on inspiration, craft and sustainability. Highlights include a spectacular Victorian feather cape and dresses made from grape waste. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
21
Apr 2018
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17
Jan 2019

Fashioned From Nature

Exploring the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world over 400 years, this V&A exhibition touches on inspiration, craft and sustainability. Highlights include a spectacular Victorian feather cape and dresses made from grape waste and recycled plastic bottles, as well as a collection of protest garments, such as Katharine Hamnett's provocative Clean Up or Die collection. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
30
Jul 2018
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14
Jul 2019

Magic Realism

This Tate Modern show celebrates the Weimar era, from 1919 to 1933 – a Golden Age for culture. Artists such as Otto Dix and George Grosz created work shot through with political tension, bold new art philosophies and sultry jazz rhythms.

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London
4
Sep 2018
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24
Mar 2019

Staging Jackson Pollock

In 1958 the Whitechapel hosted Pollock’s first UK exhibition, shocking the public with 58 visceral, paint-splattered canvases. Sixty years on, it looks back at the exhibition’s impact and radical design.

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London
8
Sep 2018
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24
Feb 2019

Videogames at the V&A

Retro games 8-bit graphics have evolved as tech moves into uncanny valley. This shows DIY arcades, insider stories and rare designs from indie and AAA studios looks at gamings influence in a switched-on world. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
17
Sep 2018
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20
Jan 2019

Courtauld Impressionists

The National Gallery has borrowed myriad Impressionist masterpieces from the Courtauld’s vault for this all-star exhibition. Don’t miss the luminous Antibes, part of a series painted by Monet in 1888. 2 for 1 entry with a Eurostar ticket.

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London
25
Sep 2018
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6
Jan 2019

The Turner Prize 2018

Provocative and often divisive, the Turner Prize is the biggest event in the UK arts scene, and always engaging. The four nominees’ work will be presented to the public at the Tate Britain this year. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
27
Sep 2018
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13
Jan 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset

Known for their witty, subversive sculptures, artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset take over the Whitechapel Gallery. This Is How We Bite Our Tongue spans 20 years of artistic collaboration and includes a new large-scale installation.

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London
1
Oct 2018
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27
Jan 2019

Mantegna and Bellini

Get ready to weigh in on a centuries-old debate: which of the two Renaissance greats was the better painter, Mantegna or his brilliant brother-in-law? 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
1
Oct 2018
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19
Jan 2019

Antony and Cleopatra

Ralph Fiennes continues to stalk his way through the Bard’s greatest hits. Don’t expect any tacky sphinxes, faux pyramids or histrionics. Director Simon Godwin offers a nuanced take on the love story and political thriller at the National Theatre.

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London
2
Oct 2018
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24
Feb 2019

Tania Bruguera

This activist artist formerly had Tate visitors corralled by police on horseback and answer UK-immigration-form questions via lie-detector tests. See her politically-charged Art Utile (useful art) at this new Hyundai Commission installation.

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London
10
Oct 2018
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27
Jan 2019

Modern Couples

The Barbican explores famous artist couples in the 20th century in this interdisciplinary sweep through the work of painters, photographers, poets and performers – from Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West to Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar.

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London
11
Oct 2018
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27
Jan 2019

Anni Albers

At a time when women were discouraged from expressing themselves, Bauhaus artist Anni Albers did just that in striking textile form. This Tate Modern retrospective celebrates the work of the underrated trailblazer. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
24
Oct 2018
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24
Feb 2019

Edward Burne-Jones

Eminent Pre-Raphaelite artist Burne-Jones invoked myth and legend for his lushly rendered paintings, tapestries and handicraft. This Tate Britain exhibition showcases his Arthurian knights, angels, and classical heroes. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
25
Oct 2018
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3
Mar 2019

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Join Charlie Brown and the gang as Somerset House pays tribute to Peanuts. Original cartoons sit alongside tributes by big contemporary art names: think Ryan Gander deconstructing Linus’s psyche, or David Musgrave getting all anatomical with Snoopy.

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London
25
Oct 2018
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6
Jan 2019

Natural History Museum ice rink

Skate by frost-tipped trees in a fairy-lit setting, by Waterhouse’s Gothic-Revival building. Perfect your glide over a 50-minute session, then hit the chalet-style Café Bar for hot chocolate and mulled wine. Kids can learn to skate, too.

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London
25
Oct 2018
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31
Mar 2019

Piste Winter Bar

Forget hitting the slopes: get your après-ski fix at this luxe chalet-inspired bar. Cosy up in a fur-lined booth and sip on festive cocktails like the Dry Slope, laced with elderflower.

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London
4
Nov 2018
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3
Feb 2019

Klimt / Schiele

The Royal Academy marks the centenary of the death of two of Austria’s most important artists. This exhibition brings together rare works of such delicacy that they will not see the light of day again for many years. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket. 

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London
8
Nov 2018
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24
Feb 2019

King of the World

Self-styled world ruler Assyrian King Ashurbanipal was a vastly powerful empire-conqueror in ancient Iraq. And a part-time spy, lion hunter and librarian. Learn of his turbulent, storied life in the British Museum’s fascinating flashback. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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London
17
Nov 2018
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27
Jan 2019

Hogwarts in the Snow

WB’s studio tour gets a seasonal makeover with iconic sets (the Gryffindor common room, Hogwarts Castle) dressed for the season. See the Great Hall’s elaborate decorations for the Yule Ball and experience hands-on fire, ice and snow SFX.

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London
22
Nov 2018
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5
Jan 2019

Christmas at Kew

More than a million lights will illuminate Kew Gardens after dark for its sixth, and biggest, festive celebration yet. New this year is a Laser Garden in the woods. Explore the trail with mulled wine and toasted marshmallows under the stars.

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London
22
Nov 2018
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6
Jan 2019

Winter Wonderland

There’s something for everyone at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Get your thrills on the festive fairground rides, visit Santa’s grotto and watch Cinderella on Ice, or sip on warming mulled wine at the Christmas market.

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London
26
Jan 2019
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31
Jan 2019

Bill Viola/Michelangelo

The master’s drawings find unexpected echoes in Viola’s video art. Both tackle the big questions of love, life and mortality – albeit in very different ways. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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Image credits: © Prosecco House; © Pierre Bonnard, Coffee, 1915; © Auguste Champot, Cape of curled cockerel feathers, circa 1895; © August Champot; © Davringhausen; © Jackson Pollock, Installation view of Jackson Pollock exhibition, 1958; © Robin Baumgarten; © Edouard Manet, Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil, 1874; © Tate Britain; © Credit Elmgreen & Dragset, Pregnant White Maid, 2017; © Andrea Mantegna, The Adoration of the Shepherds, about 1450; © Jason Bell; © Tania Bruguera -Tatlin’s Whisper #5 at Tate modern 2016 © Tate Photography; © John Kasnetsis, Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with his sculpture, Capricorn, 1947; © Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937; © Edward Burne Jones, Laus Veneris, 1873; © LD Communications; © Archer Street; © The Royal Academy; © Shamash shumu ukin and Ashurbanipal © The Trustees of the British Museum; © Warner Bros Studio Tour; © Kew Gardens; © Winter Wonderland; © Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John, c. 1504-05