What’s On in Kensington and Chelsea: 7 October – 13 October


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Kensington and Chelsea has to offer.


By James Pozzi

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner has a look at what’s on offer in Kensington and Chelsea.

Crosby and Nash Live, The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington

October 8, 8pm

Tickets: Various

Singer-songwriters David Crosby and Graham Nash return to the Royal Albert Hall as part of their European tour.

While the duo’s legendary vocal harmonies will be the centrepiece of the show, there will be a mix of acoustic and plugged in performances.

Contact the Box Office on 0845 401 5034 for tickets


Family Workshops, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea

October 9 (All Day)

Tickets: £10

Book a practical art workshop in the Gallery Education Room designed to stimulate children and adults, offering the opportunity to look at and respond to selected art works creatively. 

The workshop is based on the Folkert de Jong’s sculpture, currently showing in the Saatchi Gallery exhibition, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture.

To book or to receive more info, please contact Valeria on [email protected]


Book Break, Brompton Library, Old Brompton Road

October 11, 11am-12.30pm

Tickets: FREE

Book Break is a reading group with a difference – they read to you. Listen to good literature read aloud with tea and biscuits on offer. For details email Megg Hewlett on [email protected]


Art 4 Freedom, 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill

October 11, 7pm

Tickets: £20

The event is a charity art auction and exhibition to raise awareness of human trafficking, hosted by Sky Sports News’ presenters Charlotte Jackson and Simon Thomas.

Items for auction on the night include sports memorabilia from former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, and former England cricketer Ken Taylor, and work from established and up-and-coming artists, Charlie Mackey and Gerard Stamp. The evening will commence with live music, drinks and canapés from 7:00pm, with the auction from 8:30pm onwards.

For details contact 07765932654


Anvilled Stars, the Science Museum, South Kensington

Runs until the end of the month

Tickets: Free

In this special exhibition, Artist Matthew Luck Galpin uses his blacksmithing skills to rework meteorites by heating, hammering, grinding and polishing them into mirrors.

For bookings or enquiries please call 020 7942 4000


Postmodernism Exhibition, the V & A Museum, South Kensington

Runs until January 15 2012

Tickets: Free

This is the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most controversial phenomena in recent art and design history: postmodernism.

See over 250 objects across all areas of art and design and revisit a time when style was not just a ‘look’ but became an attitude.

For bookings or enquiries please call 020 7942 2000


Stegosaur Mysteries Talk, the Natural History Museum, South Kensington

October 8, 12.30pm

Tickets: Free

Meet a Museum palaeontologist who studies stegosaur skeletons to try to work out why they had this incredible armour.

For bookings and enquiries please call (0)20 7942 5000



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