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WHAT’S ON: VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON KQ

You can enjoy KQ partner events online and in person

June 2022

NEW AND RECURRING EVENTS:

IN PERSON EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

  • I Contain Multitudes
    An evening of poetry and prose, exploring the world and works of Walt Whitman, America’s ‘poet of democracy’. Uncover the intertwined history of Whitman and Conway Hall, and experience London’s first performance of Whitman on Walls! – a new show by theatre company Compagnia de’ Colombari, weaving together film and live poetry performance.
    Tuesday 7 June, 18:30-21:30 – Conway Hall
  • Jaipur Literature Festival London 2022
    One of the world’s great literature events, JLF returns to the British Library, featuring Monica Ali, Gurinder Chadha, Shashi Tharoor, Anita Rani, Nikita Gill, Namita Gokhale, Helena Kennedy, Antony Beevor, Howard Jacobson, Simon Sebag Montefiore, William Dalrymple, Nikesh Shukla, and many more.
    10-12 June – British Library
  • Discovery Day
    Drop in at the Crick for a packed day of pop-up science. From exciting experiments and hands-on activities, to explosive science shows, family fun and researcher talks … a world of discovery awaits.
    Saturday 11 June, 10:00-16:00 – Francis Crick Institute
  • The Platinum Jubilee Party
    Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a family event fit for royalty.
    Join the Museum in wishing Queen Elizabeth congratulations on 70 years on the throne. Take part in workshops and listen to music throughout the day.
    Saturday 11 June, 11:00-16:00 – British Museum
  • Central Saint Martins Shows 2022
    After two years of online end-of-year shows, CSM opens its doors to celebrate the people and place that make up its community. Reflecting the creative energy and joy of being back together, this is the first time all disciplines will be showing at the same time and in the same place. Head to Granary Square to meet the artists, designers and innovators of the future as they spring into the world.
    16-22 June – Central Saint Martins
  • A Festival of Korean Dance 2022
    This celebration of the rich and diverse Korean dance scene offers audiences the rare chance to see some of Korea’s most acclaimed artists’ work on a London stage. The programme includes shows that; play with our senses, question the perception of female beauty, and feature dancing tongues!
    17-25 June – The Place
  • A Morning of Manga
    Learn the art of drawing manga under the expert guidance of British Libyan artist and graphic novelist Asia Alfasi. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, create your first manga character whilst learning more about the history of manga design.
    Saturday 18 June, Foundling Museum
  • Noh Reimagined 2022 – Spirits of Flowers
    As part of this year’s exciting programme, outstanding Japanese Noh performers will present two classical masterpieces, Fuji (Wisteria) and Kurozuka (Black Mound) among others, while innovative British artists, Cerith Wyn Evans (conceptual art), Thick & Tight (contemporary dance), and Piers Adams (recorder) will explore what can be learnt from this 650-year-old tradition.
    24-25 June – Kings Place
  • The George Floyd Rebellion: Two Years OnHealthy Cities: How do we make London healthier and happier after Covid-19?
    What have become known as the George Floyd protests of summer 2020 were some of the largest and most widespread in US history, echoed in countries across the globe. Two years on, this panel discussion will attempt to understand the rebellion in its domestic and international dimensions: its causes, composition, character, contested meaning, and cultural and political consequences. The panel discussion will be chaired by Paul Gilroy.
    Thursday 30 June, 18:30-20:30 – UCL

ONLINE EVENTS

  • Inclusive Spaces: Queering Public Space
    An expert panel of speakers discuss how, by considering diversity at early stages of design and planning, public spaces can become more accessible to marginalised and disempowered groups. Part of The Bartlett’s Inclusive Spaces event series.
    Monday 6 June, 13:00-14:00 – UCL, The Bartlett
  • Project in Practice: The King’s Cross Sports Hall – an all-timber building
    Projects leads from Bennetts Associates and Arup present the technical details of the King’s Cross Sports Hall project, Bennetts Associates’ first all-timber building. Cross Laminated Timber has been increasing in popularity as a material within construction methods, for its sustainable properties.
    Friday 10 June, 10:00-11:00 – New London Architecture
  • Blood! Sex! Crime! On Why We Devour Sensationalism
    Drawing inspiration from the Breaking the News exhibition, this conversation gets under the skin of the darker side of news, examining our ongoing appetite and asking whether it obscures the view of those on the inside of the story.
    Tuesday 14 June, 19:00-20:30 – British Library
  • Islam in the RE Classroom
    This two-day online conference aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching about Islam in secondary schools in the UK. It engages with both the academic-theoretical and practical-pedagogical aspects of Religious Education.
    21 June & 2 July – AKU’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS AND RESOURCES

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