8 January events in London

Need some inspiration for 8th January? The world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking was born on this day in 1942. He is best-known for his work on black holes, so why not visit the Royal Observatory at the top of Greenwich Hill and watch one of the star movies in their state-of-the-art planetarium?

Theatre shows on 8th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 8th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

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

Family & Kid’s events on 8th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 8th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

8 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 8th January

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 8th January

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

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

8 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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