What’s On in Kensington & Chelsea: 21 October – 27 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 provides your weekly round-up of what’s on in Kensington and Chelsea.

Qarantina at the Leighton House Museum, Kensington

Friday 21st October 2011, 7pm

£8/£6 concessions (over 60, full-time students)

An exploration of life in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. The film is set in contemporary Baghdad and “describes life in the depressing, angst-ridden city where tanks, bombs and gunfire have become part of the urban landscape.

Set with claustrophobic intent inside a large house, the story of a disintegrating family forced to co-habit with a dangerous lodger often feels more like a stage play than a film

For bookings, please call 020 7471 9153


The Big Draw – a room with a view at Kensington Palace, Kensington

Saturday 22nd October, 11am-4pm

£12.50 (General admission fee)

Make your own 3D mirrored room with a view inspired by the magical rooms of the Enchanted Palace. Fill with your own drawings including furniture, wallpaper and paintings.

For bookings, please call 0844 482 7777


Matrix Live, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington

Sunday 23rd October 2011, 7:45pm

Tickets from £15

Continuing the celebration of classic films enhanced with full live symphony orchestras on stage, the Royal Albert Hall presents The Matrix with Don Davis’s live score performed by the NDR Pops Orchestra from Hanover, Germany.

 Starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, the Matrix played a groundbreaking role in the development of the science-fiction genre, dealing with the border between reality and the virtual world and taking cinema into the 4th dimension…

Relive the wonder of this visionary Oscar-winning film as 85 musicians bring the score to life within the magical setting of the Royal Albert Hall.

For more information, call the box office on 0845 401 5034


A time-eating clock – a story of invention, Science Museum, South Kensington

Runs until 31st December 2011


The Midsummer Chronophage clock is one of two clocks in the world to show the experience of relative time. Developed by British inventor Dr John C Taylor, the clock is inspired by the idea that everyone experiences time differently.

Hear Dr John Taylor talking about invention and his life’s work in a specially commissioned interview that will be playing on gallery or find out about time with a new trail.

For bookings or enquiries please call 020 7942 4000


The House of Annie Lennox, Room 104 at the V & A Museum, South Kensington

Runs until 26th February 2012


This exciting one-room display explores the image and creative vision of Annie Lennox, whose music and personal style is internationally renowned.

On display are costumes and accessories worn by Lennox, photographs, personal treasures and awards, ephemera from the political campaigns she has championed, recorded interviews, and music videos.

For bookings or enquiries please call 020 7942 2000


Cocoon at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington

Runs until next year

Entry is free but booking is required for timed slots

Interact with the science of nature like never before in the new state-of-the-art cocoon building.

Take a self-guided tour and witness real specimens, incredible displays and thrilling interactive activities. Get up close to scientists at work.

For bookings and enquiries please call 020 7942 5000

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