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What’s On in London in June

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The Glass Menagerie

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Until 1 June
Alexandra Palace

Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the movies while his sister, Laura, withdraws into her records and collection of glass animals. But their mother, Amanda, harbours dreams for them far beyond their shabby apartment.


Marylebone Summer Festival

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9 June
Marylebone Village

The annual Marylebone Summer Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Marylebone Village will be fully pedestrianised to showcase the best of the area’s shopping and dining. There will also be many events for families, a focus on dogs, and exclusive discounts in local shops.


Out Shopping

Until 20 October
Leighton House

An exhibition of dresses belonging to Marion and Maud Sambourne will showcase unique pieces, some of them rare examples by leading designers of the era. The exhibition will span three spaces: the two exhibition galleries at Leighton House, with an additional display and a documentary film at nearby Sambourne House.


Double Exposure: David Bailey & Mary McCartney

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Until 19 July
Claridges Art Space

A new photography exhibition brings together the works of these two major British photographers for the first time in a unique John Pawson-designed space. Curated by Brandei Estes, the exhibition spans photographs from the 1960s to the present day, showcasing a mutual interest in reinventing portraiture alongside interconnected aesthetic concerns and a shared sensibility.


Ernest Cole

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14 June-22 September
Photographers’ Gallery

South African photographer Ernest Cole (1940–1990) is considered one of the most important chroniclers of the brutal reality of apartheid in South Africa. Through his work, Cole revealed the violence and injustice of apartheid to the world. This substantial exhibition revisits Cole’s ground-breaking project, House of Bondage.


Now You See Us

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Until 13 October
Tate Britain

This major group show of women artists in Britain, 1520-1920, will chart women’s road to being recognised as professional artists, a 400-year journey that paved the way for future generations and established what it meant to be a woman in the British art world. The exhibition covers the period in which women were visibly working as professional artists but went against societal expectations to do so. Featuring over 100 artists, the exhibition will celebrate well-known names such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Gwen John, alongside many others.

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