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What’s on at the weekend? – 23, 24 February 2013

Posted by on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 23, 24 February 2013

Why stay in all weekend when there’s so much to do and see across London? Catch a children’s festival, one of several new exhibitions, go shopping at the Baby Show or attend a family fun day overlooking the Olympic Park…

The Baby Show, Excel London, 22 to 24 February 2013

We’ll be heading to Excel London this weekend to visit The Baby Show. Get expert advice from speakers such as Professor Robert Winston and Annabel Karmel; shop for 1000s of baby products; take advantage of special offers and check out all the latest innovations. There are feeding and changing facilities stocked with freebies and an onsite crèche (advanced booking recommended). Tickets cost £20 on the door, £12.95/£13.95 in advance. More details here.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, Tate Modern, until 27 May 2013

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern is the first full-scale retrospective of the great twentieth century American artist. The show brings together 125 of his most iconic paintings and sculptures, based on comic strips and advertising imagery. Tickets cost £14, concessions available, under 12s free. More details here.

Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, until 27 May 2013   

Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s photographic portraits. Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve. Tickets cost £14, concessions available, under 12s free. More details here.

Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, until Sunday 24 February 2013

The Southbank Centre’s dedicated children’s festival continues until Sunday. See our review here for further details of what’s on.

Amazon Adventure, Horniman Museum & Gardens, until 24 November 2013

The Horniman Museum & Gardens has just launched its new exhibition and programme of events: Amazon Adventure – Vicious Fishes & Other Riches. The interactive, family-friendly exhibition includes hands-on experiences, magical aquariums, colourful artwork and scientific research. Visitors can also learn about unusual creatures including mysterious pink dolphins, piranhas and anacondas, come face-to-face with stingrays and live tetras, experience the simulated zap of an electric eel and learn about the ‘vicious fishes’ of the Amazon river. Tickets cost £6 adults, £3 children, £15 family ticket. More details here.

Sparked Family Fun Day, View Tube, Greenway, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 11am to 3pm, Sunday 24 February 2013

A free family workshop is taking place at View Tube next to the Olympic Park on Sunday. Part of the View Tube’s Art programme, the workshop will be inspired by the current Sparked exhibition featuring artist Grenville Davey. The workshop is drop in, no need to book, and will cater for all ages featuring games, arts activities and a mission to build East London’s biggest domino rally. Places are free – just turn up on the day.  People coming to the workshop will be able to get free coffee in the café with any purchase of food. More details here.

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