20Oct

Medieval boffins will have an absolute field day with this one. The British Museum has rustled up a huge collection of some of the most impressive sacred treasures of the medieval European realm.

Featuring over 150 objects taken from all corners of the world, this is a must for any sacred treasure lover out there.

Thursday, 6 October between 10:00 - 20:30 at The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG

Admission fee: £12

20Oct

Notting Hill-based author and broadcaster David Lindo will be hosting an hour-long presentation, Q&A session and book-signing at Notting Hill's Waterstones for his recently published book The Urban Birder. (More details on the book and his other work on his website.) Free admission.

When: Thursday 6th October 2011 from 19.00
Where: Waterstones, 39-41 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ

20Oct

The opening of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ at the National Gallery will be beamed live to cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 8 November. In a broadcasting first, ‘Leonardo Live’ will give art lovers the opportunity to share in the excitement of viewing the exhibition before it opens to the general public. The exhibition brings together the largest ever number of da Vinci’s paintings, including some never seen before in the UK.

Where: Gate Picturehouse 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
When: 09th November 2011 from 7.00pm

How Much: Tickets: £8, £7 Concessions, £6 Members

Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Gate_Picturehouse/News/Item/Leonardo_Live_From_The_National_Gallery/

20Oct

Newly signed to west London powerhouse (and Mumford and Son's label) Communion, Gabirel and the Hounds is the umbrella name for the down-to-earth folk/classical/indie/experimental/whatever musings of Brooklyn's very own Gabriel Levine.

Judging by the really gushing Guardian New Band of the Day feature, this guy seems destined for some pretty big things in the coming months. Catch him while you can.

When?
Sunday, 4 March 18:00 - 00:00

Where?

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, W11 3JQ

20Oct

Two artists make use of textiles to explore issues around labour, capital, politics and trade at Rivington Place this spring.

Alice Creischer presents an installation inspired by a trip to India, whilst Sudhir Patwardhan depicts the urban proletariat of Mumbai.

When?

From 29th February '12 to 10th March '12 from 10.00 to 18.00

Where?

Rivington Place, Rivington Place, Hoxton and Shoreditch, EC2A 3BA

20Oct

The glorious Gate Cinema on Notting Hill Gate is celebrating its 101st birthday this month (having opened in 1911 as the Electric Palace Cinema) and will be hosting a special Kids’ Club screening of 1948 film Oliver Twist on Saturday 14th April that will also celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. Directed by David Lean, this classic film features Alec Guiness as Fagin, in his second major role.

Tickets cost £1 for Kids’ Club members, or £3 for non-Kids’ Club members. However, by producing either a library card or a receipt from Waterstones, a free ticket can be claimed! Sorry adults – you must be accompanied by a child to attend the screening!

The film starts at 10.30am and the Gate Cinema will also he hosting free kids’ activities from 10am.

 

 

20Oct

An exhibition exploring the last Antarctic expedition made by Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1910-13.

In order to celebrate the expedition's centenary, on show is a whole host of artefacts and scientific specimens collected on the journey. There's even a life-size recreation of base camp.

When?
Thursday, 19th April 2012 between 10.00 and 17.50

Where?

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 5BD

How Much?

£9.00 (Tickets) , £5.50 (Concessions)

20Oct

Last time we saw something curated by David Starkey, it was the majestrially brilliant Henry VIII exhibition at the British Library back in 2009. Well now he's back with what looks like another cracker - this time at the National maritime Museum over in Greenwich.

Royal River explores the relationship between royalty and the Thames, and includes an amazing array of art and artefacts, from famous Canalettos to the oldest copy of Handel's Water Music, Anne Boleyn's music book and, um, a stuffed swan.

When?

Thursday, 3 May 10:00 - 17:00

Where?

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road Greenwich, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

How Much?

£11.00 (Tickets) , £9.00 (Concessions)