19 January events in London

Need some inspiration for 19th January? Scottish inventor James Watt was born on this day in 1796. The Science Museum has one of his Rotative engines on display in the Energy Hall, and they’ve also reconstructed what his attic workshop looked like with the original furniture, windows, doors and fireplace.

Theatre shows on 19th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 19th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

19 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

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

Family & Kid’s events on 19th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 19th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

19 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 19th January

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

19 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

19 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

19 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

19 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

19 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

19 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 19th January

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

19 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

19 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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