Free exhibitions in London
Thank your lucky stars for antibiotics. The wonder drugs have helped humans combat disease that was once untreatable, even deadly. But now, bacteria are fighting back by evolving into superbugs that are resistant to event the most powerful antibiotics. 'Superbugs: The fight for Our Lives' features twelve real bacteria colonies, an interactive exhibit examining the microscopic world of bacteria and personal stories of those waging war on superbugs, all exploring how humanity is tackling this unprecedented threat. Find out more here.
Today, one in nine people around the world still don’t have water close to home. While one in three has no toilet. WaterAid is raising awareness of this crisis with their photo-exhibition ‘The Water Effect’, a display of portraits focusing on people whose lives are directly impacted by the global water crisis. See Joey Lawrence's photos focusing on the people of Tombohuaun, a remote community in Sierra Leone who had no water and Guilhem Alandry's celebrating a troupe of travelling performers in Segou, Mali who promote good hygiene.
Hosted in The View in Epping Forest, this interactive exhibition combines bird-inspired artwork by local artists with eggs and taxidermy from the museum's collection. Visitors are also able to make their own feathered friends-inspired piece, which is then added to the display. Sufferers of ornithophobia should probably stay away.
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