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Travel to the moon and back this summer in
London, or see the sky through an artist’s eye.
Wherever you go in London, there are some truly stunning special
exhibitions on offer.
Ever wondered what the moon looks like
close up? Now is your opportunity as the Natural History Museum in South
Kensington is hosting the fascinating Museum of the Moon for the summer. Only a
few minutes’ walk from Park City hotel
South Kensington, this is a truly out of this world experience,
enabling you to see the moon just as the astronauts see it. Listen to the voices of NASA controllers and
the excitement of Neil Armstrong as he became the first person to physically
step onto the moon’s surface. Circling
round this massive hanging model of the moon, you can even explore the
invisible dark side that no one on earth can see.
Eat a healthy breakfast at any of the restaurants
In Kensington London that can make your day easy and head southwards to
Tate Britain and discover the superb paintings of Van Gogh, including
his sublime Starry Skies. The Van Gogh and Britain exhibition provides
an opportunity to see some of his most stunning works of art and discover how
they have influenced generations of British artists.
Art can truly bring a historic period to
life if you look carefully. The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square
near the British Museum is focusing on the work of eighteenth-century painter
Hogarth. He specialized in creating
paintings that acted as a social commentary on all aspects of life in the
Discover his work and times, especially his
spectacular ‘March of the Guards to Finchley’.
While admiring the work, listen to the accompanying atmospheric
soundscape bringing to life the many sounds depicted in the painting such as
beating drums, marching feet, street traders and coaches rumbling past.
While in the area, it is worth dropping
into the British Museum to discover a very different type of art, one
which has proved incredibly influential over the past couple of decades. Japanese style Manga is an immensely
popular art form involving comic books, anime films, gaming and performance
art. On display is the largest
collection of manga art works to be found outside Japan, including works by all
the most highly regarded Manga artists.
What will the world of the future be
like? Will Artificial Intelligence take
over the world of work? The Barbican Centre in the City of London is
hosting a summer exhibition focusing on the secrets of artificial intelligence
and showing just what might be possible.
Visitors can interact with works of art created by a computer or watch
robots writing stories for magazines.