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.
Get an intimate insight into Sylvia Pankhurst’s socialist suffragette movement at this exhibition of remarkable photographs taken 100 years ago and just a stone’s throw from where they were originally snapped in Bethnal Green. Behind the lens was women’s rights activist Norah Smyth who captured the suffragettes’ fight for justice. It’s a snapshot of an extraordinary moment in women’s social history. Head along on Friday December 14, when the curators will be celebrating 100 years since (some) British women got to vote for the first time.
The Representation of the People Act was passed 100 years ago, giving (some) women the right to vote in the UK for the first time. Take a closer look at some of the less well known suffragettes whose perseverance made it all happen at Votes for Women, an exhibition from the Museum of London. As well as a film showing some of the figures who campaigned tirelessly to achieve votes for women, Emmeline Pankhurst's hunger strike medal and Louise Mary Eates pendent, presented to her on her release from prison, will be on display. Find out more here.
Movie buffs and lovers of collectables get ready for your eyes to start popping. Vendors of rare movie memorabilia, MovieMania, have put together an exhibition brimming with famous movie props and production artefacts. Feast your peepers on original costumes worn by Angelina Jolie in ‘Salt’, key props from the ‘Back to the Future’ films, Daniel Craig’s playing cards from ‘Casino Royale’, props used in the Harry Potter franchise and original production art from the ‘Star Wars’ films. What's more every piece will be available for sale, if you've got some money to burn and fancy putting up sure fire talking point in your living room.
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