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New exhibitions in London

Get your dose of culture at one of these top shows around the city

Our round-up will help you keep updated with the dizzying array of new and recently opened exhibitions in London. Think there's a great show we've missed? Tell us in the comments below.

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State of the Art Cinema

Expect iconic film posters and modern day examples from flicks being released this year, plus a specially built cinema made entirely of LEGO.

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Coningsby Until Friday August 28 2015 Free

Focus on the Wild

Roger Hooper has travelled the seven continents of the world to take awe-inspiring wildlife photos. Having worked extensively for WWF, much of his shots focus on preserving the beauty of endangered species. African animals are another interest, many of which feature in this exhibition of his photography.

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Gallery@oxo Until Sunday August 16 2015 Free

Deer in the City

Find out how London's largest Royal Park came to be home to herds of deer and learn more about the majestic creatures themselves at Deer in the City. Visit a pop-up heritage pavilion and exhibition at Pembroke Lodge (Jul 23-Aug 20) or sign up for a talk or walk.

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Pembroke Lodge Until Thursday August 20 2015

Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

How artists see themselves and us has captivated the public for centuries. Here the V&A brings together the works of 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud Sulter and Gavin Turk to form an overview of contemporary portraiture.

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V&A Until Sunday April 24 2016 Free

Jerwood Makers Open

The Jerwood Makers Open returns for 2015, and this year the prize celebrates its fifth anniversary. The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has commissioned five emerging makers working within contemporary applied arts who team technical skills with intellectual adventure, to create a brand new body of work each.

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Jerwood Space Until Sunday August 30 2015 Free

Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings

Move over, Secret Cinema: painting's about to get in on the immersive act as Jamie XX and others soundtrack six of the national Gallery's finest canvases.

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National Gallery Until Sunday September 6 2015

Gnome & Away: Secrets of the Collection

The Garden Museum closes in October 2015 for a £6.6 million redevelopment before reopening in early 2017, but before the transformation period begins they're giving the public one last chance to see their brilliant collection of objects and artworks.

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Garden Museum Until Saturday October 31 2015

London’s Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague

Delve into books and broadsides and archive material to discover more about the devastating plague that ripped through London in 1665, killing almost 100,000 city dwellers as it went. The exhibition is not accessible during afternoon talks and on alternate Saturdays.

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Guildhall Library Until Friday September 11 2015

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

A byword for timeless elegance both on-screen and off, Audrey Hepburn is one of the twentieth century’s most enduring style icons. The National Portrait Gallery’s summer show charts Hepburn’s picture-perfect career, from West End chorus girl to leading lady.

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National Portrait Gallery Until Sunday October 18 2015

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

For a man who never really left his home in Queens, New York, Joseph Cornell conjured a sense of adventure and discovery in his brilliantly intricate shadow boxes. Considered a reclusive figure, the self-taught artist was an avid collector.

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Royal Academy of Arts Until Sunday September 27 2015
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Lisa Hassell
Lisa Hassell

Inkygoodness presents Beermat Characters at The Coningsby Gallery, 29th April - 4th May Beermat Characters is the latest project by Inkygoodness, inviting illustrators, artists & character designers to transform a beer mat (coaster) into a character. Showcasing the talents of over 80 artists & illustrators tasked with the challenge to transform a simple beermat into a character, our latest project will launch on Tue 30th April 2013 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London, with music, plenty of drinks on offer and a great atmosphere guaranteed! Expect a diverse selection of artworks from handmade to digital, felt plush, paper-cut outs, inked & painted, 3D sculptures & much much more! http://inkygoodness.com/blog/inkygoodness-beermat-characters/