Our pick of the one-off events and exhibitions opening in July.
A new exhibition opens at Senate House Library exploring the power of words as a means to achieve peace and reconciliation in response to conflicts over the last 100 years. Told through Senate House Library’s global collections, you can explore some of the world’s most notable conflicts through the eyes and words of people that were there. Free admission.
Senate House Library
Opens Monday 15 July
A rare opportunity to spend the evening in the beautiful courtyard of the British Medical Association (BMA). You can enjoy your favourite movie theme tunes performed live by the BMA staff band while sipping on a cold drink from the courtyard bar. Tickets £6 including a free drink.
British Medical Association
Tuesday 16 July, from 17.00
How can the night sky be used to create connections across cultures to help build a better world? Richard Hechter (University of Manitoba, Canada) will lecture on how astronomy can be the nexus for connecting people across cultures and religions in an effort to help create a better world.
Institute of Physics
Monday 15 July, 18:00–20:00
What’s it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What’s the future of humanity in space? Find out the answers at the Institute of Physics new family-friendly exhibition special weekend opening. Free admission.
Institute of Physics
Saturday and Sunday 20–21 July
This family festival is jam-packed full of entertaining dance shows, creative workshops and lots of free unexpected surprises programmed especially for children and their families. Prices vary. some events free, book ahead.
Saturday 20 July, 11:00–16:00
Tête à Tête returns with its annual Opera Festival, packed with the latest experiments and explorations in opera by established and emerging artists. Discover operas responding to the most urgent issues of our world, or disappear into the realm of pure imagination for a great night out. Prices vary, book ahead.
Opens 24 July, until 11 August
The Ice Heritage Weekend is a celebration of the Victorian ice trade and Carlo Gatti’s birthday (27th July), which, if he had lived this long would have been his 202nd. Join for gallery talks, ice-cream-making demonstrations, cream teas, ice well visits and a Victorian music hall. Prices vary, book ahead.
London Canal Museum
Saturday and Sunday 27–28 July