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What's on in Westminster

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18 Feb - 31 Dec 2020 | Tate | Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Learning Gallery - (un)common space

Need a quiet space to be creative and meet other creatives
A new experimental co-working space and artist development programme


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23 Feb - 28 Dec 2019 | The Wallace Collection | Manchester Sq, W1U 3BN

Hands on Armour

A unique opportunity to handle real and replica pieces of armour from the Museum’s handling collection. Volunteers are on hand to help you and answer your questions.


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28 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 | The Tate Modern | Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Materials and Objects

The Materials and Objects display looks at the inventive ways in which artists around the world use diverse materials. A free exhibition that plays with the ideas of materials and might make you look at ordinary objects in different ways.

Free attendance

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30 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 | The Serpentine Gallery | Serpentine Gallery

Hito Steyerl: Power Plants

In a show of new work, Steyerl has created a horticultural neural network, apps and a series of documentary films that tear at ideas of social inequality and power imbalance. Come and have a look for free and maybe you'll leave with a different outlook on your neighbourhood,

Free attendance

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1 May - 10 Sep 2019 | The Serpentine Gallery | Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

Emma Kunz: Visionary Drawings

View Emma Kunz's relaxing, transfixing drawings for free at the Serpentine Gallery from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. The exhibition features benches sculpted from Aion A, a healing rock discovered by Kunz herself that is still considered medicine in Switzerland today. Come and relax!

Free attendance

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1 May - 31 May 2019 | House of Vans | Arches 228 - 232 Station Approach Road

House of Vans Skate or BMX Session

Free BMX or Skate sessions for all ability levels throughout May. Sign up at the House of Vans website to book a ticket for your free session.

Free attendance

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1 May - 4 Jun 2019 | City of Westminster | Westminster Boating Base

Poetry in motion

Film-making, poetry & music production, a free workshop for young people. Workshops will be run by professional rappers, film makers and directors. Attendance is free but requires booking

Free attendance

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3 May - 27 Sep 2019 | The Yaa Centre | The Yaa Centre, Chippenham Mews

Yaa Centre Youth Steel Pan Workshops

Every Friday, the Yaa Centre offers fun workshops in learning how to play the steelpan (also known as steel drums). A great way to learn something new and fun, make connections through music, or just hit a steel pan really hard. Workshops vary in experience level and age, so find the right time for you.

Free attendance or £3

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4 May - 29 Jun 2019 | Wonders of London | Westminster Tube Station

Royal Tour Westminster

A free and exciting walking tour of some of the iconic, historic and otherwise unique and fun areas of Westminster. See the sights for free with commentary and plenty of photo opportunities and memorable scenery.

Free Attendance

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30 May 2019 | Somerset House | Somerset House, WC2R 1LA

Meet The Creative Industries Drop-In: General

Somerset House's Meet the Creative Industries Drop-In Creative Job Studio is a chance to chat face to face with people working in the arts, gain first-hand experience of their own career development, learn about the different roles within arts organisations and seek advice for your own creative career. Attendance is free but booking is required.

Free Attendance

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15 Jun - 16 Jun 2019 | The Howard de Walden Estate | Marylebone High Street

Marylebone Summer Fayre

This summer fair features a massive array of market stalls, a stage with live music and dance, and demonstrations by many other performers. On Saturday 15th there is a film night in the nearby Paddington Street Gardens starting at 5pm, and on Sunday the fair will spread out from the park to take over the Marylebone High Street from 11am onward.

Free Attendance

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19 Jun - 11 Jul 2019 | Shakespeare in the Squares | Across London Parks and Squares

A Midsummer Night's Dream

This vibrant re-imagining of the romantic comedy classic uses the setting of London parks to its full potential. Music and dance enhance the play's surreal ideas. This production uses the setting of 1920s Britain to provide a new spin on the timeless play. Come along and experience the magic. Concessions are available for youth and students.


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19 Jun - 20 Nov 2019 | Coco di Mama | Coco di Mama, Kingdom Street

FUNK N GRIND Coffee Masterclass

A two-hour masterclass with a welcome drink, as much coffee as you can manage, Italian sharing platters, a Coco gift bag and five free coffees. Learn everything you would ever want about top-notch coffee, including making a killer espresso, steaming milk and also making amazing latte art in a cup. Masterclasses start at 6:30, and are spread through the summer. All profits from this event are donated to charity.


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30 Jun 2019 | Westminster City Council | Paddington Recreation Ground

MyWestminster Day 2019

Join us at our annual community day packed with free entertainment, food and activities that showcase our diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Free bungee trampolines, giant games, children's archery, live music, soft play and dance workshops are just some of the highlights with lots more to be confirmed. Event starts at 11:00 and finishes at 15:00

Free Attendance

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7 Jul 2019 | The Royal Parks | The Regent's Park Bandstand

Mardi Gras Jazz Band

From 12:30 to 14:30, come and enjoy live music free at the Regent's Park Bandstand. This event's performers follow a smooth jazzy theme, perfect for spicing up the summer warmth. On the Regent's Park music festival website you can find details of further events.

Free Attendance

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20 Jul 2019 | The Royal Parks | Kensington Gardens

Walking Tour: Ancient Trees of Kensington Gardens

Take part in this year's National Park City Festival with this summer walk. Tree expert and local resident Greg Packman will lead this relaxing, free walk in the park. Learn about the age and importance of ancient majestic trees. Booking is required, so follow the link to register for this free walk, starting at 10:30am in Kensington Gardens.

Free attendance

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26 Jul 2019 | The Royal Parks | St. James' Park

Walking Tour: Hidden Stories of St James's Park

Take part in this year's National Park City Festival with this enthralling guided walk through the oldest Royal Park, St James's. See the daily feeding of the resident pelicans, hear the historical stories about the park and its many legends, and ask questions to a park Wildlife Officer, all for free at 1:15pm. Booking is required.

Free attendance