26 January events in London

Last chance to see – Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

In what will be a world-first, the Royal Academy of Arts will be showing all of Lucian Freud's self-portraits in a single exhibition. The exhibition will include more than fifty paintings, prints and drawings in which Freud turned his eye firmly on himself. Covering a span of nearly seventy years, these self-portraits give the viewer a fascinating insight into... more

 

Need some inspiration for 26th January? The world’s largest diamond was found on this day in 1905. The huge Cullinan diamond was made into 106 individual gems, including the giant Star of Africa I, and incorporated into the Crown Jewels. Wny not go and see the Imperial State Crown at the Tower of London?

Theatre shows on 26th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 26th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

26 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

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

Family & Kid’s events on 26th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 26th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

26 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 26th 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

26 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

26 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

26 Jan 2020 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

26 Jan 2020 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

26 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

26 Jan 2020 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

26 Jan 2020 This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years

Royal & Religious events on 26th January

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

26 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

26 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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