19 April

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Punch and Judy fans of all ages will love this family puppet festival The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2017), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch,…

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7 October

The Chocolate Show

Location: Olympia London , West Kensington Date: Friday October 14 2016 - Sunday October 16 2016 We'll take any excuse to eat more chocolate, but this is truly a good one. The Chocolate Show returns for another year of demonstrations, activities and plenty of tastings. Highlights have to include The Chocolate Fashion Show where the outfits are literally good enough to eat, The Tasting Room for…

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7 October

GOAT

Location: The Coronet , Elephant and Castle Date: Tuesday October 18, 2016 Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Goat create ace voodoo psychedelia: chanting over bongos and widdly, Middle Eastern-influenced riffs smothered in reverb, dressing in colourful masks and providing one hell of an energetic, intense live experience. See them if you possibly can. For more details

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7 October

Wahaca presents Day of the Dead Festival

Location: The Vaults , Waterloo Date: Thursday November 3 2016 - Saturday November 5 2016 In Mexico the Dia de los Muertos is a chance to honour loved ones who have moved on from this earth with the sort of fiesta you want to stay at forever. Thomasina Miers's Mexican food brand Wahaca are putting on one hell of a party this Day of the Dead,…

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2 September

Ballot for: An evening with Stephen Hawking

Description Imperial’s Theoretical Physics group are pleased to announce that Professor Stephen Hawking’s March talk has been rescheduled. An evening with Stephen Hawking will take place on Monday 17 October at 18.00 in the Great Hall. Professor Hawking’s recently published paper ‘Soft hair on black holes’ takes us one step closer to solving the black hole information paradox, and we are pleased to be able to reschedule this…

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2 September

Rubber Duckies at the End of the Ocean

Oceans cover almost 70% of the surface of our planet, and we know so little about them. The deep ocean is the last unchartered territory in the world. We’ve discovered only a fraction of all the organisms that live in the deep. And yet, we keep on putting plastic waste in our oceans. We find plastic in the guts of almost all marine animals we inspect.…

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2 September

Einstein's greatest mistake

Description Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. Join bestselling author of E=mc², David Bodanis, as he discusses…

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26 August

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Date: 26th - 31st August Buckingham Palace Poke around the palace while the royal family are on their hols. Every summer London's most famous house opens for tours with an accompanying exhibition. As well as exploring the state rooms, visitors in 2016 will take in an exhibition of royal clothing, 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. Whether you’re royalist or republican…

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26 August

Totally Thames: what's on this year?

The Totally Thames festival will once again grace the banks of our much-loved waterway this September (Sep 1–Sep 30 2016). An annual celebration of the River Thames, dive into a month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. With new installations for 2016 and an event line-up bigger than previous years, check out our pick of highlights below…

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26 August

London Design Festival

The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. The majority of events take place from September 17-25 2016 and it's the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best. With some mighty London museums at the helm and loads of events in 'design districts' across town, where do you start? We've picked…

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