17 January events in London

Need some inspiration for 17th January? Captain Scott reached the South Pole on this day in 1912, only to find that he had been beaten by the Norwegians. Scott was to perish on the fiendishly cold journey home. Some pages from his expedition diary are on display at the Treasures of the British Library exhibition.

Theatre shows on 17th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 17th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

17 Jan to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

17 Jan to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Family & Kid’s events on 17th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 17th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

17 Jan to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Art & Museum exhibitions on 17th January

How about spending a few hours on Friday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

17 Jan to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

17 Jan to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

17 to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition
Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

17 to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

17 Jan to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

17 to The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

17 to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years

Royal & Religious events on 17th January

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

17 Jan to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

17 Jan to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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